Author has written 9 stories for Anime X-overs, Disney, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Worm, World of Darkness, Game of Thrones, Fate/stay night, and Familiar of Zero.
So my brother finally convinced me to get an account here. Let's see what we can do with that...
British. Voracious reader of fiction, especially supernatural/sci-fi stuff. Equally voracious watcher of anime. Not much of a gamer.
Strictly amateur writer. I'm just doing this for fun. I tend to plan out my stories in a moderate amount of detail - probably too much, actually. Despite this, I tend to get quite hung up on whether my story logically flows, so I'll often just stop writing until I can wrangle the sequence of events into one which makes sense to me.
I try not to use author's notes, because I'd rather have my stories stand alone without explanation or my own comment. That said, I am more than happy to talk at length about my decisions, ideas, or just random tangents in Private Messaging, and if someone leaves a review asking a question (on, like, literally anything) I do try and reply.
However, I obviously can't do that if you leave an unsigned review...
Actually, speaking of:
On unsigned reviews:
I allow these. I have never yet deleted any review, because I think it's a little dishonest and because I do genuinely value any feedback.
However, reviews telling me how I should write my stories do make me a little cross. You can tell me you dislike the creative choices I've made - I'd prefer if you actually, you know, put your name to it so I can reply and at least explain why I've done what I've done, but in the end I'm not going to complain because every review is another data point, even if it isn't exactly constructive criticism. I welcome negative reviews.
But reviews outright telling me how I should go about plotting my story? No thanks.
So, every time someone tells me I should kill off Ibaraki-douji in A Poisoned Chalice, I give her another chapter.
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