Author has written 4 stories for Matrix, and Dexter.
Hi, I'm Sólia. I insist upon spelling in Australian English despite that the movies and television shows I watch and have written for are usually American. I will not spell 'colour' without a 'u', thanks.
I consider myself a writer, not just an author, despite now having my own original works in print. The terms feel worlds apart: an author is just someone who wrote a book whereas a writer is an artist.
I moved on from fanfiction to focus on my own original writing, but have found that dabbling in fanfiction as a light creative outlet is good for the soul. My one incomplete piece, The Best Homework Excuse Ever, is on perpetual delay. My co-writer, Lady Delerith, and I have long outgrown it so we apologise to anyone who stumbles across it in future and decides to like it despite the immature writing. Obviously the story's in my account but you can find Lady Delerith in my 'Favourite Authors'.
Even though I cringe now at some of my older fanfiction work, I keep them all up because they were special to me at the time of publishing and represent both my learning curve and also my first chance to be read and reviewed by peers. Allowing someone else into your imaginary world can be really scary so whether the writing is good or bad you should always be proud of yourself when you take that step and post something new.
My more recent addition to the world of fanfiction is Break Me Every Time, which was a momentary indulgence that got a little out of control and became a complete fic. Hitting a wall of writers' block with one's original novel while still feeling creative, plus feeling overwhelmingly frustrated with the direction of a television show, apparently is best relieved with a solid night of writing fanfiction.
I believe in fanfiction.net's capacity to allow writers to grow and develop writing skills through peer moderation and constructive review, so I endeavour to comment on everything I read. If I have reviewed your work and you're viewing this page because you're unhappy with me, know that my opinions are nothing more than opinions. Just like yours. I will be tactful and constructive if I post a negative review - and I expect the same courtesy in return. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. In my other life I am a school teacher so I am naturally critical and seeking to help writers to improve.
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