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Author has written 1 story for Legend of Zelda.

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I am really unsure on what I should say about myself.

I am an artist who wants to reconnect with writing. I used to write often when I was younger, but have fallen out of it in favor of drawing and painting. I decided to try writing again after rereading the Four Swords manga. So, for my first fanfiction I decided to write a story very, very loosely based on it. I'm not fully sure where the idea of my story came from - a very character-centered story that focuses on OCs and features a unique setting. It's supposed to be my spin on the cliché of being transported to another world. It's a risky place to start in the realm of fanfiction, I know! I had this idea for a while and I wanted to see where it will wind up. The story is about a college student who gets whisked away to an unknown land. Then she and the survivors on the airplane have to figure out how to survive and make connections with the natives of the new world. The main themes I intend to explore in this are: communication, survival, discovery, and power and abuse. I hope that you enjoy it!

I'm no expert on writing, but, regardless, let me share a couple of tips.

1) Check your spelling and grammar!

This will at the very least make it easier to read your story.

2) Be sure to edit and don't forget to proofread!

You can always improve your work! And don't neglect to proofread! It's the last chance to check for spelling errors or any other mistakes. Sometimes I read something online that's supposed to be professional, I see a spelling error and it drives me nuts. (On a side note, once I witnessed the local news discussing a story on medical marijuana, and the tagline was typed as "medicla marijuana"!)

3) Don't be afraid to ask for someone to look over your work!

Having a second set of eyes looking over your work can be hugely helpful since they may notice things that you didn't. They may also have a unique perspective when dealing with storytelling problems. Also if you are worried about the issue of "yes men" coming up, then look into beta editors. Having someone you don't know personally can be good because there is no personal bias on either side.

4) Handle constructive critique and criticism gracefully.

In other words, don't take critique personally. When someone critiques your work, even harshly, it's because they're just trying to help you improve. Likewise, if you are critiquing someone's work, don't attack them personally. If you see a problem in their work, say what it is, explain why you take issue with that particular part, and give suggestions on how to fix it or improve.

(Trust me on this one, I'm an artist! I have to deal with this.)

5) Let your characters develop organically.

Have a backstory, a balanced set of virtues and vices, a moral code, some quirks, some likes and dislikes, then send them on their way.

6) Don't forget to break up your paragraphs.

It's easy to get lost in a giant paragraph. Also, when a new character starts speaking - start a new paragraph!

7) Avoid clichés.

Find new ways of describing the thing in question. Or put a spin on the cliché.

8) Always do your research!

It will improve the quality of your writing. Plus you and your readers may learn a thing or two! You can also put some links to the sources referenced in the author's notes.

9) Don't have your character's names have the same first initials - have a variety of names.

This is especially the case with your main cast! I picked this up in a writing reference book, if your main characters names appear too similar or have the same first letter the reader may get confused as to who's who. (Like, don't have the best friends in your story be named Mary and Maria.) To avoid this, have several different names under your belt. This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons on names! Be sure to pick a name that fits with your character in some way. If you are still having trouble, try a random name generator.

10) When introducing a foreign language, italicize it.

It helps to differentiate it from the native language. Moreover, if you choose to do this be sure it makes sense in the context of the story. (For example: It wouldn't be logical for an alien race to be speaking Spanish, unless if there was a Spanish space colony in the near vicinity of them and the aliens picked it up from them.)

So, that's all I have to say about myself for now.

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Intertwined by SmashQueen reviews
An exiled Gerudo searches for answers. A long forgotten sorcerer seeks vengeance. Tangled together by events from centuries past, their only hope for freedom is to work together, or die trying. A collab with Kandragon. Part 3: The Potion Master of Hyrule
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 150,847 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 2/18/2017 - Zelda, Vaati, OC
Alone by Elchikaah Haly reviews
A rumor among Treno citizens spoke of the powerful, fearless Tribal nobles, who they called the Tailed Brothers, that were capable of defeating an army by themselves. Yet, Kuja knew Zidane's only true fear. To be alone. An AU story where Zidane was never thrown away on Gaia, where Kuja and Zidane grew together as Terra's saviors and Angels of Death.
Final Fantasy IX - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 31 - Words: 230,314 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/27/2021 - Published: 11/12/2020 - Garland, Garnet A., Kuja, Zidane T. - Complete
From Your Time by write-or-left reviews
Since he can remember, Hazen has been consumed with curiosity about his parents' war. Living both with a desire to understand it, and in the shadows of it, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to what, exactly, the war meant to his world. But when his search leads down a dark path, he wonders if some secrets are better left undiscovered, and if he is truly ready to find the truth.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 174,178 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/22/2021 - Published: 2/22/2021 - [OC, Irene] Link, Zelda
Asphodel by fleets reviews
In the distant future, Hyrule has forgotten its gods and magic. Technology has developed to the point of true virtual reality, and people carry SS devices, which help navigate daily life from calling to web browsing with simple AIs called Navis. Zelda Nohansen's world is changed when she receives a prototype Navi, designation: Vaati. Unlike other Navis, Vaati seems almost human.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 90,708 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 1/9/2018 - Published: 12/21/2016 - [Vaati, Zelda] Veran
Vaati's Queen of Winds by DarkPriestessOfHyrule reviews
The Wind Mage Vaati demands only one thing...the hand of the young princess Zelda or the nation of Hyrule in ruins. Vaati's promise is to leave the land and cease his attacking but will he stop now that he has what he wants? And what will be the cost? rating for safety cover art by TiuanaRui
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,298 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 5/28/2015 - Published: 7/20/2012 - Vaati, Zelda
The Triptych by Vin Bersmak reviews
After an economic collapse under Vaati's reign, Hyrule's extreme conservatism comes into question. Exploration around Holodrum, democratization of Labrynna, and industrialization of New Hyrule leaves Hyrule's ideas of absolute monarchy and magical purity obsolete, and with Vaati's search to resurrect a long-vanquished enemy, the looming threat of war draws ever closer. Canceled.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,689 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/13/2014 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Link, Vaati - Complete
Awakening to Dreams by Fractured Peace reviews
Kuja came to awareness as though waking from a deep sleep. He was a mistake, a defect, a failure. Unique. He wants freedom, independence, and the power to reinforce them both. He will embark on the greatest tragic irony the world has ever known, and it will all begin with that one, first question, "Who am I?" (Finished. May be reposting old chapters for the heck of it some time.)
Final Fantasy IX - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,073 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Garland, Kuja - Complete
Rend by fleets reviews
An evil sorcerer and a hero chosen by the goddesses. They're fated to fight, but sometimes fate likes to pull humorless jokes. A Vaati-centric fic. Not yaoi. Summary in profile: remake of Beyond Centuries.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 234,556 - Reviews: 557 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 8/28/2012 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Vaati, Link - Complete
A Cold Hearted Interlude by LonePhantom756 reviews
The events of Sly 2, as seen through the eyes of a certain mechinical bird that everyone thought to be dead...in Chapter Six, Clockwerk discovers the full extent of Arpeggio's ambition, and Neyla's cunning ways surface.
Sly Cooper - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,819 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 7/5/2006 - Clockwerk
Katara's Revenge by Vessa Blackheart reviews
Katara kills the man who murdered her mother, but the gAang rejects her. Everyone except the newly acquired member, Zuko. Can love blossom in the face of guilt, grief and Sozin's comet? Please Review. I wrote this ages ago but still love Zutara!
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,968 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 674 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 3/26/2010 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Tainted Heart by fleets reviews
What led to Vaati's obsession with ultimate power? Would he still have become evil had circumstances been different? Perhaps his story of his life as a Minish holds some answers. Please see full details in profile.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,146 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/3/2009 - Published: 2/18/2009 - Vaati - Complete
Mercy by Assimbya reviews
AU. The Count wins, totally and completely. And, with Mina finally in his power, he is not inclined to be merciful. [Warning for very graphic depictions of violence.]
Dracula - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,896 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 32 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Mina Harker, Dracula
Beyond the Stars reviews
On route to France, a passenger plane is spirited away to a Hyrule embroiled in a new, brutal conflict. Refugees flee to safety all over the country, and by a stroke of fate, some end up with the passengers. Now they have to learn how to communicate and coexist in order to survive. All while the war rages and draws closer.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,039 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/1/2023 - Published: 1/1/2019 - Ganondorf, Vaati, OC