Author has written 34 stories for Supernatural, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, StarTrek: The Next Generation, X-Men: The Movie, Mass Effect, Covington Cross, Bates Motel, Lost, X-Force, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Deadpool, and Captain America.
I was here, and then I was gone. On 5th January 2016, I returned. Long story short: technical problems, lost a soul-destroyingly large amount of work, currently trying to recover it from my own questionable memory. Please bear with me.
Take Two Tag
What is TTT? Something I'm trying to organise right now on this site and maybe on WordPress too. The premise is simple, and the aim is to get authors interacting and reviewing more.
One author (for example, me) "tags" another author (let's say, you) via PM, offering a selection of different story themes/ideas. The tagged author (you) picks the idea which most captures their imagination, and both authors write a one-shot story (up to 5k words) within an agreed time period. Both authors publish their stories to their profiles, then offer some decent and in-depth constructive feedback to each other. Then the 'tagged' author (you) goes and tags somebody else. Ad infinitum.
Why do this? I enjoy seeing how different minds tackle the same subject. Do you like rules? Here are some, but feel free to play fast and loose. They're more like guidelines, really.
• Story must be one-shot, between 500 and 5,000 words
My thanks goes out to Jade M. Wong for helping to refine these rules (we may yet refine them further), and for being the first ever victim of Take Two Tag. Below is a list of authors I'm currently tagging/past tags.
29/2/2016 - Jade M. Wong - Weasley's Work Woes
I can also be found on WordPress (mrurbanspaceman dot wordpress dot com) and Twitter (@MrUrbanSpaceman)
Everybody wants to know about the author.
Authors want everybody to know about them.
So, I write stories. I write original fiction and fanfiction. Very occasionally, I also write poems. I like getting reviews, but I hate author notes. My stories are not peppered with "PLEASE R&R!!!" If you'd like to review, please do so. I respond to every (registered) review and try to review-back whenever I can. I love constructive criticism. Help me be a better writer by telling me what does and does not work for you. You don't have to review to do that; you can just PM me. Dialogue is what it's there for.
I've noticed a growing trend around here for authors to copy/paste large amounts of vacuous chain-mail nonsense into their profiles. My advice; don't. If I have to scroll my mousewheel more than a couple of times to reach your stories, I'm not reading them.