Author has written 1 story for Twilight.
I like the freedom that fanfiction can give you as a writer. It's like a stepping stone: all the characters are already there, so you don't need to worry about character development so much, you can just get stuck into the story. Letting yourself take inspiration from another writer's world can help build your own confidence as a writer, which can only ever be a good thing.
I've taken down my stories, one of which I've decided I want to write as my own original fiction.
Because of this, I'm unable to make a beta profile. However, that doesn't mean I'm not an excellent editor.
You can find my author blogwhere among other things, I've posted an early draft of my first chapter (5000-plus words).
ORIGINAL FIC SYNOPSIS: Taking place in a city where the low end of town is run by a network of three criminal guilds, the reader finds themselves transported into a time of turmoil. The story begins in the aftermath of the founding father guild—the Seekers—collapsing, sparking the beginning of a turf war between the remaining two. And in the shadows of the city, the Vigilantes and the Grey Wolfs each fight a dark war for power and survival.
Lost in the no-man's land that was her home, Eden Dumas—daughter of the collapsed guild's leader—is trying to escape the death she fears is coming for her. Left with no alternative, she engineers her capture by the Vigilantes in a bid to secure her life, to find answers, and to re-establish her fallen Guild.
BETA PROFILE: I'm a very thorough editor; I can't help it. Sometimes I wish I could just breeze through quicker than I do—but I can't. And I really don't want to anyway; I find that the writer really appreciates what I have to offer once they get over that "Oh my god, you've commented on everything" moment. (That might be a little over exaggerated: I don't comment on everything...just most things). I look at tone, grammar, correct word-usage (eg. definition, what suits the character), consistency (eg. the overall story and verb tense). I look at the whole thing—chapter and story. I'm not just looking at spelling mistakes or grammar errors; if that's all you do, then you're not an editor.
I also like to discuss things with the writer, whether it be my comments and suggestions and what they mean, or just discussing where they see the story going. I like an involved approach, but I won't ever say "You must do this". I'll hear you out; I'll say my piece, but ultimately, I'll leave it up to you. You're the author; you know your story and characters better than I do.
As I said before, I'm thorough. So basically, I can get caught up on seemingly insignificant things (although I do believe that if something trips me up that bad, then it needs to be addressed). I'm also quite a slow reader; not "challenged" slow, but just that I take my time. Even just reading a book can take me a few months.
What I like to read:
I really enjoy darker stories. I find psychology and the mind very interesting, and darkness often explores this better than the well-loved HEA stories. That being said, I do like the read those, too; but I just find that I'm more drawn to the wicked and dark ways of our mind.
The above are my Go-To genres; but really, I feel like my interests are quite broad. If it's got an interesting plot, if it's got compelling characters, if it's well-written—then I'll read it.
What I don't like to read:
Basically, I like a story with meat. There's gotta be a reason the story's been written.
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