Author has written 4 stories for Chobits, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Gorillaz.
Ethnicity: Native American/Caucasian
Sex: I'll let you guess
Seriously loves green beans.
So first off, I am a twenty something college kid in love with books and literature. But also some of the less "refined" but equally fun mediums like manga/anime and video games. I am a sucker for Jane Austen and Tolkien, my absolute favorite authors, whom I aspire to be more alike. I also seem to have a kink for the older male spiriting away the young willful female, an example of this is the Labyrinth (young David Bowie=H.O.T.) the Phantom of the Opera, I just saw the stage production this past year, you all are missing out if you haven't seen it yet. GO SEE IT! My big influences for writing are music and art. A song or a picture/painting can totally mutate plot bunnies like crazy.
Here are a few tips to help out any fledgling or struggling writers out there.
Tip Number #1: DO AS I SAY AND NOT (ALWAYS) AS I DO!
Tip Number #2: When picking a character and plot line, first make sure you do all of your research on the character or medium. Go on wikipedia, google or even an official website. When you know about your subject it shows through to the reader, and gives your work a strong base and credibility.
Tip Number #3: Don't over do it! When writing a first draft keep everything simple, make yourself an outline of where you want to go. Write "see Spot run" type stuff, then begin to flesh it out. You may not be as sinuous or deep as some of the other older writers on here yet, but simplicity is easy to read and enjoyable.
Tip Number #4: If you're going to write romance, pace yourself. A lot of people on here lose interest FAST if the characters suddenly fall in love in a two days. Give us something to look forward too, build the tension up, make us follow give us that feeling of anticipation.
Tip Number #5: Don't use the same word over and over again, go to Thesaurus dot com, that will give you a plethora of options and possibilities.
Tip Number #6: If you're going to make an original character try to avoid the cardinals sins that make a good OC become an evil Mary Sue. Make sure the character fits seamlessly into the world you're writing about, create someone that is generally likable to a broad audience, we don't need or want the icy bitch, the cutting goth, the simpering martyr, or the "woe is me" princess types. Make someone that is actually semi realistic. And pick a good name, I've seen names from Doom, to Sapphire, to something that I can't even pronounce. And remember if you're writing about a Japanese manga, give the character a good Japanese name.
Tip Number #7: If you have spell check, please friggin' use it, I hate trying to sludge my way through really bad grammar. A tip to catch those spelling booboos is starting from the bottom of the file and reading the last sentence till you reach the first. And lastly, get a beta.
Tip Number #8: I repeat, go get a beta! They fix grammar, help you keep the story on track, and are generally badass.
Tip Number #9: Another pet peeve that makes a reader wary to go into your fic is the summary. It's not rocket science people, just give us a basic outline without giving everything away. And never EVER tell us "I suckkk at writing summariesss :(". That is shooting yourself in the foot, discretion people! It turns me off quicker than a naked Hulk Hogan.
Tip Number #10: let your personality shine through, show us your voice, and don't be afraid to interpret the character your own way. :)
To all my wonderful readers, I've recently learned that you still want more of what I can give you. This makes me unbelievably happy! I'll be going though all of these stories by deleting, revising and finishing them. So please be a little more patient, and if any of you have ideas please PM me. I've also recently just formed a new plot for both "Butterfly"+"December". So, I've got high hopes for that. Since I am going to gut those fics and give them an entirely new interior design, I recommend not to tread them until I've finished, they are a terrible eyesore!
I've also got Phantom, Gorillaz, Labyrinth, and Bleach projects coming to you soon.
"All fiction is based on fact." -- anonymous
"Every artist was first an amateur." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." -- Confucius
"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value." -- Albert Einstein
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
!Supports Underappreciated Couples+Characters! ಠ_ಠ
My old pen name is: Twilight Phoenix