Author has written 7 stories for Essay, Love, Humor, Life, and Young Adult.
Penname: Foster Lee
About Me: My hobbies are simple: writing, reviewing, and watching films; cooking; and reading. I admire nature at a distance and my idea of exercise is turning pages in a book. I enjoy any well done movie or well written book. In addition to being a die-hard Trekkie, I'm also a film addict and proud of it. I currently own and operate an amateur production company with my twin sister. We specialize in documentaries and promotional films for nonprofit organizations, although we have done some fiction. But I prefer writing to filmmaking. I aspire to be a columnist and resident film critic for a newspaper, but no luck yet. In the meantime, I write poetry and dream.
About My Poetry: As you can see below, I write a lot of poetry. My poems usually have a set stanza length with varying patterns despite how hard I try to avoid them. They are all written in iambic pentameter. Syllable count and repetition are a big thing for me too. Any other special aspects of the poem I'll usually point out in the author's note. Not too much though. What's the fun of reading poetry if you don't get to analyze it?
About My Stories: I tend to write one-shots with no real plot. I don't write many stories mostly because I have problems getting a plot down even if I have no shortage of ideas. I am distracted easily, hence my abundance of one-shots. Almost all of my stories also have an imbedded film/book quote. Kudos if you can find it and name the character and book/film it's from. On that note, my general disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from any film/book I quote or make reference to.
Requests and Pledge: My first request is that you do not review my work with word corrections unless it is an obvious typo like "needles" instead of "needless." (I still can't believe no one caught that.) There is nothing I hate more, mostly because people who do that don't understand the story or, as it is in most cases, poem. I choose words for a reason, please respect that. That being said, feel free to correct me if I truly am in error, just please send the correction via PM and not a review. My writing is hardly perfect and my sister is a lousy beta, but my ego is fragile and I don't take criticism as well as I wish I did. Yeah, I know the review window suggests leaving healthy criticism, but who wants their mistakes pointed out where they can't delete them? My second request is that you refrain from flaming outright or tainting your review with faint praise. If you don't like something, I'm not forcing you to read it, just move on. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all, right? My third and final request is that you do not favorite one of my stories without a review. Don't get me wrong, I love it when you favorite and I assume that means you enjoyed it, but it is always nice to be praised. If you really liked it enough to put it on your favorite list, then you must have had a reason and I'd really like to hear it. You are, however, free to alert me or my stories without a review. At least then I know you're interested.
Whether or not you respect these requests is up to you. On my part however, I promise I will abide by my own guidelines in my dealings with other writers, whether on this site or on others, no matter what.
Please Note: Although my stories (and poems) may be marked complete, I will often go back and edit. Nothing major, usually just grammar and the like. Sorry, I'm a perfectionist. Because this is the case, feel free to tell me if I have made any mistakes in my writing and I will probably correct them.
Posting Schedule: If I have a long story, I try to post at least once a week if the response is good. If I don't get any reviews for a while, I may hold off for a bit. I tend to post in bursts. I'll post a lot on one day, and then I'll stop for a while. Don't worry, I always come back. Writing is one thing in my life that I couldn't live without. I continue to read and review even when I'm not posting, so feel free to still send me PMs and such. I may not always respond promptly, but I generally do respond eventually.
FanFiction Account: I have a fanfiction account under this same username. I don't write in any one fandom; I just write whenever I'm inspired. Like this account, that one has a mix of poems, narratives, and short stories. They range from the romantic to the tragic, from the humorous to the morose. There are only three long stories posted there, but of those, one is incomplete and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. I have more long stories, but they have either yet to be finished or are untyped. Check me out if you're interested.
My Graveyard: Often times in my author's note, I will reference what I affectionately call my graveyard. Before you go screaming off thinking I'm some kind of axe murderer, let me explain. My graveyard is what I call dead story central, a.k.a. my computer. The term also can refer to my flash drive or anything else related to my computer that holds anything I've ever written, completed or otherwise. I never delete anything. Honestly, I still have everything I ever wrote in every class from seventh grade up (I'd have the ones below that too, but I think my mother stole them for my Baby Book, don't ask me why.) I'm talking everything from class notes to doodles. I'm a pack rat, I admit it, but you never know when you might need a refresher course in eight grade history or something and one day I could be famous and my junk could sell for millions on Ebay. I wouldn't want to deprive my future fans, now would I? Besides, it means I'll probably never run out of things to post on here. Don't worry, I'll fix them up a bit first. In addition to my graveyard, I also have numerous journals, but unlike in my graveyard where about eighty-five percent of the writing is complete, in the journals, very little is totally done, so it's unlikely you'll ever see any of that, sorry.
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