Author has written 30 stories for NCIS, and Harry Potter.
Writer and reader from down under and obsessive filler of pot-holes um plot holes.
I've been writing fanfic for a number of years now and I learnt a lot, hopefully. I've learnt about writing, about staying true to myself and what I want to write and read. Learnt that sometimes people need to make gratuitously cruel comments that say more about their own inadequacies than the people who they seek to attack.
What do I write about? Often I write fix-its - that probably says something about me. I guess you could call me a problem solver..
I usually write from multiple points of view. I also really like to get inside a character's head and try to figure out what they were thinking when they did something. So if introspection is not your idea of a good thing, then my stories are probably not your cup of tea.
Feedback ~ I like feedback. Writing can be an extremely solitary pastime and so feedback - even something as simple as receiving an 'I really love how you used that anecdote' or even "I enjoyed what you did in that scene' comment will totally make my day. It's really nice to receive encouragement and thanks. It helps a writer to feel appreciated and it also helps us feel motivated to write more, but that said, I will never ever hold a story hostage by begging for more reviews. As I reader myself, it turns me off reading someone else's stories when I encounter someone demanding more reviews before they post the next chapter.
Story request ~ I pretty much always ignore requests and challenges from reviewers. There are two reasons for that: 1. I have way more ideas of my own than I could ever manage to write about and 2. I started writing fanfiction because there weren't enough of the types of stories I enjoyed reading. I write stories I want to read and if other people enjoy reading them that's awesome but I have no desire whatsoever to write fanfics about pairings I abhor or characters I think are lame. Instead of sending me requests to write your story, give it a go yourself. I'm more than happy to help you write your own stories.
Regarding constructive criticism ~ I don't mind it but to be honest, I can probably count on my two hands the amount of constructive criticism I've received over the years. It's funny but people who know of what they speak tend to be reluctant to give unsolicited advice. Most of the criticism isn't constructive and therefore it is singularly unhelpful, sometimes quite damaging. On the other hand, I love Subject Matter Experts and welcome concrit from them. If you are an SME and I make factual errors feel free to point out my mistakes so I can fix them and educate myself.
When I write, I use British/English so please don't bother telling me that I've spelt words such as centre, colour or axe incorrectly. I won't appreciate it, nor will I change it.
Beta Readers ~ IMHO they are the unsung heroes of the fanfic world. The good ones know when to give concrit and I always listen, even if I don't always agree 100% The good ones are worth their weight in gold and don't get nearly enough acknowledgement. If you like my story and you feel inclined to leave encouragement for me, considered sharing the love by taking a little bit more time to acknowledge them too. Please drop them a simple 'thank you' via a private message. I'm sure it would make their day.
Current status: I've literally just completed a 130,000-word story for the Quantum Bang. It was my first ever fanfiction challenge. My story will be posted on 2nd June 2019
All the stories are fix-its. You can find it here http:///
Future plans: Once I've recovered from the stress of submitting my QB story, I plan to finish the last tag in the season one series - There's Always Tom Morrow. Also on the list is the completion of my Rising to the Bait story.
I'm also going to try for the third time to get my fanfic blog off the ground.