Author has written 9 stories for Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, Les Misérables, Howl's Moving Castle, and Friends.
*For those who read (or would like to read) my Howl's Moving Castle fanfiction series, I just published the third book in the series!! Here is the official order of my fanfiction series:
Book 1 - Thorns of a Rose
Book 2 - A Heart in Flames
Book 3 - The Fallen Star
I always told myself I was going to end with the second book, but it was on my heart to complete a third. I hope you all enjoy it and leave some good and critical feedback! Thank you so much!*
Here are some articles that have helped with my own writing, whether on fanfiction or my own original works. I encourage you to take a look at them. I will continue to post more if I keep finding them. Another great way to improve your writing skills is to follow writing blogs. Reading articles can truly make a difference in your writing. I personally follow The Writer's Alley () and The Write Practice (). Happy reading/writing!
1) How to Rock Your Story's Tension by Kristen A Kieffer on This article talks about the importance between tension and constantly having conflict, whether it be a the protag vs. the antag, two characters on the same side, etc. It mainly targets those writing originals novels, but if you apply it to your fanfic writing, it has the effect.
2) Once Upon a Time...Tips for writing better fanfiction by ljc on This article gives tips for better writing (obviously, it's in the title) and how to apply it to your fanfiction. Pretty much, think how your favorite author would go about writing his/her next novel, and write your fanfiction similarly. 20 tips and just reading through them made me see what I can do to improve my writing.
3) Why I'm Not Going to Read Your Fanfic by Shana Mlawski on She talks about the do's and don't's of what fanfic readers are looking for and how to get more readers by some simple changes.
4) Avoiding Mistakes in Fanfiction Writing: A Beginner's Guide by Valis2 on This article helps with the little things that make people notice your fanfiction and how you can draw a wider audience. This helps with the major points and small details of writing a fanfiction. Kind of a long read, but well worth it!
5) 10 famous authors who write fanfiction by Aja Romano on . This doesn't give tips on writing fanfiction, but it gives you some popular authors who are just like us and made it big. Hopefully, this will inspire some of you who want to become published authors to keep writing fanfiction and strive to improve.
6) 'He saw my books from the inside out' by Nick Bradshaw on . Again, not a tip website, but this is really interesting. For all my Miyazaki fans and fans of Howl's Moving Castle, this is an article about the author Dianne Wynne Jones and how much she adores Miyazaki. A very powerful article that made me want to write even more.
7) 7 Authors Who Wrote Fanfiction Because It's Actually the Best by Catherine Kovach on . This article goes through how authors used fanfiction to get to where they are now. Some of them you may recognize, and it's really interesting to see how people can become published after fanfiction. Check it out!
8) Character flaws: The seven chief features of ego by (unable to find author) on . This article is amazing for discovering the major flaws of your characters. It lists the seven major flaws with characters and what that flaw does to the character and his/her personality. A great read for those of you trying to discover your characters. I highly recommend it!
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