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Author has written 39 stories for Manga, Essay, Play, Fantasy, General, Song, Supernatural, Thriller, General, Horror, Historical, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Young Adult.
26. I started using this site when I was thirteen; I feel old now.
Writing, smoking, Xbox Live, and writing. Oh, and writing. :)
Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, Atreyu, Korn, Skrillex, Eminem, Nas, Lincoln Park. Yes, I do sometimes write to music, as sometimes it's the only thing that gets the blood flowing. My current soundtrack is jumping from "Mechanical Animals" to "Path of Totality". Every now and then I'll venture into Classical or some Don Davis stuff. Yes, the Matrix and Queen of The Damned pretty much inspired my fandom of some of these groups. Sue me. (Not literally, please)
Yes, it's been a while since there have been any REAL updates for me. I've had a lot of things happen, between starting this page, getting better as a writer, and now. Some of you may have noticed (and if you haven't, that's why I'm mentioning it) that ALL the Doppelganger books have been stripped from my page. Not only have they been through more drafts than I could've possibly kept up to date, the first one is now available on Amazon KDP. Not a joke, and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can still read it for free. Just search "Doppelganger" in the books option. Easy. More should be available soon, but if you're a real watcher of mine, just know that any time something is pulled from the page, it's because I've moved out of the basement and onto shelves. But the FictionPress experience definitely grew me as a writer, and I will stick around as much as I can. :)
A Note to My Review Buddies
Please don't bother reviewing if you're not going to read it all the way through. Otherwise I will do the same thing right back-- and as writers, we call all tell when someone has skimmed. If you send me a two line review, don't get pissed if I review you the same way.
"If you have to explain your book to me, rewrite it. I know you won't be there when I read it". E.B. White
This is about overall clarity of your stories-- an issue that kicked my ass until I fully grasped it. This is my mode of operations as it comes to giving and receiving reviews. And while we're on the subject, I have an important announcement:
Reviews should not be treated or regarded as trophies. That is not their purpose. The purpose of reviews is learn your strengths and weaknesses, and edit to a perfect draft.
Now, I may seem critical in the ones I give, but only to be helpful. Never forget I'm at the bottom my damn self. I know how it feels to get flames and it is NEVER my intention to flame ANYONE. I just want to help you get it right. That's the key. Even JK Rowling admitted that after every rejection she received for Harry Potter, she became more critical of her work and kept editing it, until bam, she got picked up by a major publishing house. It may just be me on this "revise to perfection" tip, but serious writers seeking publication should do so. AND, if you think my, or any one else's reviews are tough-- LOL. Try duking it out with a professional editor. Don't get me wrong; I still have fun. Look at what I write. Think of the situation as being Tony Stark. He has a bitchin' good time being Iron Man and kicking ass with the Avengers, flaunting his money and his intelligence, cocky as all get out, but he's still dedicated and meticulous enough to get his blueprints right and build his machines to the letter.
So, bear these things in mind when getting and receiving reviews from me. On the technical, grammar/punctuation side, try to generalize. It's a pain in the ass on both sides-- to go through line by line making suggestions and to get a review with line by line suggestions. A few is cool, but more seems too much. I try to review with that guideline in mind, and SURELY you have more to tell me than about my sentences.
Beyond that, get to R&Ring. I appreciate it, yall.
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