|Last Visited On:||Jan. 30th, 2008, 11:11:43, PST|
|Registered On:||September 09, 2003|
|Biography:||I fell in love with YnM and Gravitation, but I read a lot of other fanfics out there. I do have my favorites and my favorite authors. |
I'm quite the avid reader although a have very little time to write. But once I start I will finish it. Somehow. I don't like it when a story just ends with not end or closure. It makes my heart hurt not knowing the outcome. Even if it doesn't turn out to be that great, I still want to know.
Sometimes it helps to just write your vision of what you originally envision when you started because someone is out there ready to give you the inspirational little nudge you need for your muse to come back with flying colors and better than ever.
Just because I don't have much time to write my own stuff doesn't mean I can't be an objective beta reader. So don't be shy.
It's pretty easy to go off road when you've written more than 12 chapters. Or leaving obvious mistakes on your writing just because you've read it so many times, you're blind to them, so a fresh set of eyes is always helpful.
I'm guilty of both.
I like to call it the use of scanty grammar (get it?). Sometimes 'it is' intentional.
It makes for the reader to pay attention. Like using italics or underlines, or a different font. It's not a publishing tactic but a few writers I've met have use it--if somewhat unconsciously. Like the use of no spaces or punctuation of any kind so it looks like you're talking really fast with a run-on sentence or a cut-off word at the end so it looks like you just ran out of breath.
I try to go back and fix my mistakes when I notice them. Or someone is kind enough to point them out for me.
I don't have a beta reader at the moment so if you are interested so am I.
Please contact me directly outside mediaminer.org, to the email above, or my netzero account [firstname.lastname@example.org]. We can discuss means of communication on exchanging notes, time, and all that good stuff, as to not overwhelm each other into the looney bin.