Author has written 47 stories for Gundam Wing/AC, Hot Gimmick, Naruto, Gintama, Noein, Fever Series, Avatar: Last Airbender, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter.
I'm much, much more a reader these days than an author, but a trend with fics I've been reading recently has moved me to say this:
I will never, ever, hold chapters hostage until I receive reviews. Nor will I ever give special chapters to people who review. I write these stories for my own enjoyment. If people happen to like what I write, that's fantastic. If people are motivated enough to leave a review, I am sincerely thankful for their time and effort. I get just as giddy as anyone else when I get that email telling me someone has left a review.
However, let me be clear: the amount or lack of reviews will not determine whether or not I finish writing a fic. If something goes unfinished, rest assured it's because I became one or a combination of three things: lazy, busy, or disinterested.
It will never be because I am pouting in a corner at the lack of attention.
How to Pick Them. Riptey's artwork that inspired We All Fall Down.
Delicate. Elysium's blend that inspired Six Feet and Slipping.