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Joined 08-14-03, id: 438370
Author has written 4 stories for American Outlaws, Quills, Troy, and Diana Gabaldon.
Name: Brittney Fulton
Age: 15

I love reading and writing and hope to one day write for the BIG SCREEN! I've got an obsession with movie fics and hope to one day rise above it and write the MOVIE OF ALL MOVIES! *insert evil laugh here*.

I'm just a normal writer, and just like normal writers, I have my bollocks about fiction. These are my top three bollocks.

1) Under Developed characters.
- I hate seeing potentially GREAT characters get lost in a mushy mess because the author didn't give them enough dimension. Character is a skill, I know, and I applaud those who try because its difficult [I've been writing FF since I was 10 and *I* haven't mastered it yet ;)]. But some people don't even care! Its like COME ON PEOPLE! These are supposed to be believable, the only thing you're making me believe is that you're an amateur.

2) Description
- "Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, it can bring forth greatness, but it also wields the power to destroy a world!" [quote of my English LIT teacher, Mr. Strath] Dialogue is a great tool for writers - if they know how to use it! Too much dialogue takes away from the story. I don't want to know everything single syllable that comes out of the characters mouth, I want to know background stuff! I want to know ABOUT the character. Come on! On the flip side, too MUCH description is a killer too. I dont want to know every little detail in the scene. What shade of burberry the carpet is, what size gauge is the wire on the handcuff, thats not important to the story! (It could be if the writer used the right amount of description!) Leave something to the imagination people! Its not that hard!

3) Mary Sue and the perfect Villain
- Every story needs the good guy (or girl) and bad guy (or girl). But no one wants to read about a Saint! [Unless its Mother Theresa] Make the character believable. If they're perfect, they piss off the reader. If she's nice, give her a hot temper, if she's tough, make her secretly insecure. SOMETHING to prove that your female lead isn't a member of the Fantastic Four and dating Captain America. The same goes for the villain. Let them lose, but don't make your villain easily beaten. Its disinteresting. It takes away from the story. Its unfair to your reader! You're depriving them of precious curiosity! Let the villain win and BANG you got yourself a beginning of a sequel [unless you killed off your lead, your choice :)] All I'm saying is that, you need to look at characters, dialogue and description, the key elements to a story next to the idea of the story itself.

For more FF HELP and tips, check out http://rusted-faith.net/bollocks/. It's run by a good friend of mine who is a fabulous writer.

I also BETA stories. For those who don't know what a BETA is, here's a mini definition.

BETA READER: someone who reviews and constructivley critiques a work in progress to help the author see things they may have overlooked the first time.

Basically, I edit stories. I make suggestions as to whats going good and whats going down the crapper. I'll BETA for you too, just send what you got to rockferlife@hotmail.com with the following:

Your Name:
Your Email:
Your Storys Name:
Your Story's Summary:
What you want me to look at specifically:

Also, please send the story as an attachment. Its easier for me to read through and I don't get the messed up characters and symbols in the writing.

I have two fics here at FF.net. I had more, but they took down the RPG section and deleted it all. Many a good story went down with that ship, but I've made new and hope you guys like them. If you want to see my other RPG ff, go to www.rusted-faith.net and look up Rusted Faith: The Orlando Bloom fanfic site.

Look me up under the following

SeaSparrow
Captain Backfire

Thanks again everyone and happy reading!

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Scarecrow In The Rain by ScarlettWine reviews
Broken marriages run in the family. Mort gives in to empathy, allowing his cousin, recently cuckolded by her husband, to stay with him at his cabin. But will she be able to keep his sanity in check or will she find herself going mad right along with Mort?
Secret Window - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,094 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/31/2004 - Published: 6/23/2004
Fallen by Isabelle8888 reviews
A dark tale. Jamie and Landon are roommates, both have no parents. Just when these 2 best friends think their lives can't get any worse, they do. Everything in their lives change, for the bad, and for the best.(Complete)
A Walk to Remember - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,709 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2004 - Published: 1/25/2004 - Complete
little theives by DaRk-CoUnTeSs reviews
Katie Wilder has been caught stealing by a very violent farmer who has his own ideas of how o punish criminals. find out what happens after jesse saves her and brings her home to live with him and the rest of his family.
American Outlaws - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,910 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/30/2003
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Avenging Achilles reviews
Banned for bearing the child of Achilles, Briseis remains on the beaches of Troy. Her only son Achayus made a vow to the gods that he would have revenge upon those who caused his mother pain. Can he stick to this vow when the opportunity arises?R&R CHP5
Troy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,102 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 6/25/2004
I Came To The Castle reviews
Claire reflects upon her current situation and her increasingly more complicated affairs with the big hearted Jaime Fraser. RNR please. FINISHED.
Diana Gabaldon - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,602 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/26/2004
A Good Conversation reviews
“And what would a faceless voice want with the supposed insane.” She whispered, The voice replied-“A good conversation with something other than the walls of this prison.” .... R&R please!
Quills - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,678 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/7/2004 - Published: 5/5/2004
Liberty's Legacy reviews
Jesse left behind a daughter, a daughter with her own legacy. A daughter named Liberty... title was originally "The Unfinished Tale Of Jesse James" but I soon realized this story was more about Liberty...
American Outlaws - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,077 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/27/2003 - Published: 8/14/2003