Author has written 8 stories for Alex Rider, Harry Potter, Legend of Zelda, and Final Fantasy VIII.
Welcome. Hopefully you're here because you're either interested in my background, or some of my writing. Either way, I'm glad to have you.
I've been writing since I was bought my first laptop at the tender age of 13. I started off with original fiction, but I found that I had a problem creating believable characters. My first way around this problem was to use characters that my friends made up for me, it was great fun, and we made some...'interesting' characters, but was effectively a dud. My next solution was to use my friends as templates, but that just meant I ended up seeing more of their flaws than I would have liked to. I quickly stopped doing that too.
Then I discovered fan fiction. In specific, it was Harry Potter fan fiction that got me thinking – back around the time of OotP. There were so many options open to us writers back then that meant we could go in practically any direction our imaginations took us. If you trawl back through the archive of fan fiction to that period (2003-05) you'll find many writers picked up and ran with the idea that the Sword of Gryffindor was central to the Harry Potter story. Many-a-fic did I read that involved Harry mastering the art of swordplay in order to defeat the best swordsman of the age – Tom Riddle. It's interesting that even then the Harry/Ginny pairing was quite strong. I guess writers also picked up and ran with the 'Nothing-says-I-will-someday-fall-in-love-with-you-like-saving-you-from-a-basilisk-infested-dungeon-when-you-were-11-and-I-was-12' plot line.
However, my first ever posted fan fiction was in the newly-created Alex Rider section. In fact, I got one of the first stories in there. The story – UNITI – is still floating around, despite my extremely slow efforts at updating. I have vowed to myself that I will finish it though – I drew up a plan for it this summer which should end it in spectacular fashion.
I soon moved into Harry Potter fan fiction, which I had been experimenting with, but hadn't been brave enough to actually post. I took my original HP fic down a while ago though, as it was truly terrible, and I've recycled some of the ideas for my later works in this area.
I was then drawn closer to writing novelizations of games, or should I say altering them slightly for dramatic effect. I have one on-going project with the Ocarina of Time, and although it hasn't been updated in a while, I have extensive notes on where the story is going. Should be quite fun. I also tried a FFVIII novelization, but that's been done to death, and my attempt was nowhere as good as Peptuck's 'Gunblade Saga', so I decided to nip that in the bud before it went too far.
However, last year I did start experimenting with FFVIII again, in conjunction with a new style of writing. 'Garden - A Final Fantasy Series' was what came of that, and it is this piece that I'm devoting much of my free time to at the moment.
Anyway, this is long enough as it is, so I won't add much more.
Just to say: I hope you enjoy my writing, after all, that's what it's there for.
Thanks for visiting, and if you have any questions about me or any of my fics, or about Beta work (see my Beta page) don't hesitate to email me. I'm always happy to have a chat.