Author has written 7 stories for Dawson's Creek, O.C., One Tree Hill, Borgias, and Musketeers.
I'm not particularly keen on reviewing fics. Mainly because I never can think of anything to say other than "Great stuff. Carry on." Which means that my reviews are rare, but when I give them it means the story really struck a chord.
I don't ask for reviews because I write for myself, not for others. However, I do like reading reviews because a good review usually contains a point of view on my story that I didn't predict. Because occasionally other people manage to show me that everyone interprets a story with their own perspective. And that's cool. I like being surprised with different points of view. But because of the first paragraph I can totally understand if you don't feel like reviewing. Some people are just not the reviewing type.
I usually like the unlikely couples: the jock and the geek (Nathan/Hayley; Ryan/Taylor; Bright/Hannah). The best friend of the guy you thought was meant for you (Pacey/Joey; Barney/Robin; Peck/Epstein). Your best friend's sister (Harry/Ginny). The antisocial bastard and the perky former model (Alex/Izzie). I don't like the couples where the word 'soulmate' is mentioned (Dawson/Joey; Ryan/Marissa) - they are boring and frankly if the whole world expected me to be with someone I'd be with their best friends just to piss them off.
I like stories that have a build-up. I am not a big fan of oneshots unless they're really long or really meaningful. I like what-ifs - that is a story that changes one particular moment in time, which leads to the butterfly effect. That can be seen in my stories - the story I am currently writing is a what-if.
I don't like stories that bash characters. I think Dawson is the most self-indulgent annoying character ever, however I try to understand where he's coming from when I write him. I think Marissa is a drunk self-destructive self-indulgent b_h but again, she had a rough time at some point so I try to point out the good and the bad. I think it's important - when writing a story - to understand that we're all good and bad at the same time. We might like Taylor more than Marissa (or the other way around) but that doesn't mean Taylor can't be a b_h or Marissa can't have her good moments.
I don't like stories that rely too much on drama - I like stories I can relate to. For example, how many groups of friends do you know where one friend was molested as a child, the other was a drug addict, the third had a stalker and the fourth got pregnant at 18? I call it the Beverly Hills syndrome. I understand that these things happen, but chances that they happen to the same group of people are slim to none. I like to get inspiration from real people, people like me. I like to write stuff that would happen to anyone - because the drama is not in what is written but in how it is written. All good stories have been written already anyway, all we can do is give them a personal twist.
I'm not a fast updater. I have a job that's quite demanding and that means that most of the time I come home and just wanna sleep. In week-ends I try to take advantage of the free time, which means not very much time for writing. But it does work if you pester me. Eventually.
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