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Joined 12-16-11, id: 3533112, Profile Updated: 12-01-13
Author has written 5 stories for Hawaii Five-0.

I am a first-time fanfiction writer and it's a continual learning process.

I have one Hawaii Five-0 story: a series titled "My Father's Shadow" (Parts 1, 2, and 3 are complete and Part 4 is a WIP).

Other than this hobby, I enjoy photography and traveling.

Lessons learned as a writer and/or advice from one writer to the next:

1) Quality over quantity: Instead of writing many stories with little to no plotline and/or many grammar mistakes, focus instead on ONE storyline and take the time to improve as a writer. I am not saying that my writing is perfect - no one's is - but I think readers appreciate a story more if you actually spend some time on improving your writing style and sticking to your plotline. You may claim to just be writing for yourself but, personally, if you are posting your writing for others to read then, on some level, you are writing for others as well. Additionally, if you post a chapter/story that is extremely short (say, 300 - 500 words) and 2/3 of that is full of grammatical and spelling errors, please consider getting a beta reader! Take the time to improve and your readers will appreciate you and your story more.

2) Research, research, research. If you are going to stick to timelines already established in canon, then please, please, please, do your research. Don't make a canon character's birthday in August if the character's birthday is actually in March. If you're going to write a story in which a canon character now has children please make sure the children's birthdates make sense with the canon timeline. Research also comes in handy when you start writing about a place you've never been to... more likely than not you have readers who have been to that place and they will quickly pick up on the fact that you haven't if you did not do your research first. Along the same lines: if you are naming a location where a certain scene/conversation is taking place, please make sure it is a real place. For example, the city is called "Hong Kong" NOT "Kong Hong" and "Manila" is NOT "Manillo".

3) Have fun with your writing and stay true to your plot for the story. Not every reader will like every single word you write but that's okay. Don't compromise yourself or your story to satisfy the wants of one or two readers.

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My Father's Shadow, Part Four reviews
The story continues... Alex has just turned 16, Steve and Catherine just got married, and the ohana is being kept busy with a variety of different issues. What's in store next for the McGarrett's and all of their ohana? Follows canon as much as possible. Warning: It's probably necessary to read parts 1-3 first to understand everything that has happened.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 21 - Words: 140,457 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 4/11/2015 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Steve M.
Strength and Weakness reviews
A series of one-shots based on the My Father's Shadow universe.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,331 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/17/2015 - Published: 8/22/2014
My Father's Shadow, Part 3 reviews
The story continues. How do things change for Steve and Alex now that Doris is back and Catherine becomes a more permanent fixture in their lives? McRoll fans will LOVE Chapter 18! Please read parts 1 and 2 if you are a new reader to this story. Thanks for reading!
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 36 - Words: 201,595 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Steve M. - Complete
My Father's Shadow, Part 2 reviews
This is a continuation of my story, My Father's Shadow, so please, if you have not read that story I suggest you read it first in order to understand the back story and what has taken place thus far. Thanks. Please read and review.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 184,252 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 12/20/2012 - Published: 4/12/2012 - Steve M. - Complete
My Father's Shadow reviews
His daughter means everything to him, yet he hasn't seen her in two years. How does her being in Hawaii change Steve? I will do my best to remain as true to canon as possible. Please read and review. Thank you!
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 131,558 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Steve M. - Complete