Silent Strikes
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Joined 04-10-12, id: 3900911, Profile Updated: 02-01-14
Author has written 2 stories for Naruto.

Hi. (:

I'm currently only working on a Naruto fanfiction -for now- so be sure to check it out! It's centered around my OC Ren, although there are also a lot of canon characters included/mentioned. (please read update)

I like reading other fanfctions too, so if you have a good story you want me to check out be sure to tell me! Because I love reading more than anything.

Answering any PMs and questions asked! (:

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
― Meg Cabot


Good to get a new chapter out at last!

Bit shorter than what I originally planned, but the second part of the chapter still needs (major) work done! Hopefully I'll have it out by the end of next week, but no promises because I'm quite busy at the moment.

Hope everyone liked the chapter!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you update next?

A: When I have time. Which isn't often. But I am still working on it! Note: Please do not harass me, ordering me to update sooner as it only has the opposite effect.

Q: How long do you plan on writing?

A: I want to finish this story even if it takes me years. However I don't know how busy I'll get in real life, so I have no idea. Also knowing myself, I most probably won't get around to finishing it because I'm lazy and I lack drive and imagination.

Q: Any advice for someone writing OC fics?

A: I wouldn't have any advice to give you really. This is my first story and I don't claim for it to be good or anything. If you want your story to be 'realistic' I guess I would say to have a good build up on his/her personality/abilities. And please don't waste two, three paragraphs describing how your character looks. Gah. I've always rolled my eyes when reading those parts. "Her long blonde hair swayed softly with the cool breeze" please avoid those kind of sentences. They make my eye twitch. In the end however, the writing style/ plot/ character is all up to you! Do whatever you like/ enjoy.

Q: Do you have any drawing/sketches/paintings of Ren?

A: No. Mostly has to do with the fact that I am not what you call an artist. I can write and string words together to make a sentence. But give me a paintbrush or a pencil and you'll end up with something that I like to call modern art. Yep. Still haven't found a way to make it blow up like Deidara's.

Q: How do I get a story to become popular?

A: I don't know. I think for a story to be "popular" it has to be good (although there are tons of excellent fics that are underrated when they should be getting loads more of reviews/views!)

Just write for yourself. Write what you like and what makes you satisfied in the end. Not everyone's going to like what you write, regardless of the quality/time you put in, so just make sure it's something you're proud of.

If you enjoy writing it/ reading it, then others will too.

Also, make sure your summary is attention grabbing (if possible) and has no spelling/grammar mistakes. If people catch an error in those 140 words or so, they'll probably think the rest of your story is that way as well (even if it isn't!). Make sure the title is interesting or different? Maybe find a good picture? I don't know..

Maybe ask a well known ff author to promote your story? Go on tumblr and recommend your fic? I think there's a thread on this website where you can self promote your story. I'm not sure.

Q: How do I make sure my character is not a Mary-Sue?

A: Ah. Well. Make sure she has flaws. She can't be good at everything. She has to react like a normal person even if she does end up saving the day.

Q; How do I know if my character is a Mary-Sue or not?

A: Ask youself, is is your character good looking? Strong? Smart? Sure, loads of canon characters are, and they aren't Mary-Sues. Just make sure your has a flaw or two that balances out their qualities. What authors tend to do is make their OC the way they would like to be, and end up making this perfect character that everybody loves and respects.

Q: What to avoid doing when writing a fic?

A: avoid using cliches! Try to do something original. Avoid going to OOC (unless that's your intention). Please don't spend paragraphs describing how your character looks like (that goes for any other characters as well).

If your Author's Note is longer than your story, you're doing something wrong.

Please pay attention to spacing. I won't read stories that don't have sufficient spacing and I'm sure others won't either. DON'T Bold, underline, italicize your entire story. Those functions should only be used for emphasis or if you're writing someone's dreams, thoughts, flashbacks, etc.

Don't demand a certain number of reviews per chapter. That's just annoying and will probably have the opposite effect your looking for. I don't like it when author's hold their own stories hostage but maybe that's just me.

Avoid writing a fic that's all description or all dialogue. There should be a healthy amount of both.

That's pretty much it for FAQ! (:

If you're still reading, I want to thank everyone who has given me feedback/suggestions/etc. I'm not joking when I say that it's helped me a lot. It's encouraged me to keep on writing more. Best motivators ever, I'll say! And all the suggestions/ corrections have helped the story become better overall. So if you find that the story is good, you also have to thank all my reviewers for that (:

Big, big thanks to all those who read past the prologue, and kept on reading. I'm still honestly surprised that people actually enjoy reading something that had originally been sitting in a folder on my computer for my eyes only.

Tips on Writing

  • Know each of your important characters inside and out! It'll help you- trust me.
  • Take your time! It's better not to rush things even if you do want to get something out quickly.
  • Plan things out, it helps in the long run!
  • Avoid reusing the same words over and over again in one chapter; try to find synonyms. (ex: I tend to use "said", "really", "excited", "suppose" and "well" a lot so I try to change it up)
  • Avoid using phrases like "he was big", "it was hot", "I was very happy"-- develop a bit more!
  • Make sure there's a clear distinction between dialogue and the rest of your story! Nobody wants to read a big chunk of text.
  • It obviously depends on what kind of story you're writing, but if it's anything contemporary make sure to throw in some pop culture references. Just keeps things interesting.
  • I'll be adding on to this list over time! These are, of course, my personal tips that I think can help one improve their story. This is just my opinion and I am in no way obligating people to follow this bullet list or saying that people that don't follow these tips are bad writers and their stories are trash.

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