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  1. Which fandoms do you write for?

    I've only ever published pokemon works, I've written for Pacific Rim, and Transformers. Recently, I've been thinking about Assassin's Creed, but I'm not sure about that yet.
  2. AquilaTempestas's Works

    The mark of a legend series and then Pokémon tales please!
  3. Fanfiction: Description/Summary

    What draws me to read a fanfic is a summary that has a summary but also leaves me wondering what's really going on in the story. With pokemon fanfictions, especially gameverse ones, it's easy to be like "This follows the <Insert game> storyline" But what makes it better is, instead of saying that you outline a completely different story. The summary shouldn't be filled with "sorry I suck at this" or "FIRST TIME WRITING SORRY". Be confident in your work, sell your work. When I work on summaries I tell it out loud to a friend. I explain, in a longwinded way, what my story is about and then I give a shorter version of that without the ending. After that I toggle with what we came up with until I get one that isn't cheesy or gets across what I want. I absolutely hate summaries and think I'm the worst at them, I just don't advertise those opinions on my summary.
  4. It's been waaaayy too long, again! Hello everyone!

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    2. Laggy


      Hehe don't worry, we changed around a lot around New Year's. Look up the Guilds 2017 and Changes for 2017 threads. 

    3. Cascadenight
    4. Laggy


      No problem!

  5. Your Favourite Reviews

    This is absolutely fantastic. I haven't been this engrossed in a fic since I discovered After Armaggedon. You sir, have created a masterpiece. It's only 4 chapters in, and you've got one of the most intriguing and unique stories out there. You've earned a new reader today and it's a damn shame that this story doesn't have more exposure. - This is from squarecircles, a really nice review and the first one I got in a long while. Despite calling me a dude, which everyone seems to think I am lol anyways, they proceeded to review for almost all of my stories. So far I'm actually really liking this story! Usually I dislike OC-heavy stories because I find some authors get into the habit of writing them quite obnoxiously like they're the most wonderful characters in the world, but your OC is really fun to read and has a nice down to earth vibe about her. I'm surprised this story doesn't have more attention! Great job and can't wait to see where you go with this! - As a person that writes with OCs this tells me that I'm doing a good job so far and that I should keep watch. This was left by Kukat and I always appreciate everyone's reviews.
  6. OC's

    I write using OCs, but I rarely read fictions with for the many reasons that are stated. I try to do as much ressearch and as much practice as I can so that my OCs aren't bad and while sometimes I can go over the top, but I try my best. I'm not here to preach to you guys because I agree with you, some authors really don't know how to write OCs without them coming off as boring, overpowered or just perfect. I'm trying to write away from OCs, this will be after I finish with my only three. After that I want to use in game characters so that it's more reader friendly.
  7. Cas's Work

    Hello all, I just want to warn you that I do work with OCs and you'll find that stuff on my fanfiction page: https://www.fanfiction.net/~cascadenight Reviews would be great if you could. But if you're not into OCs I totally understand, no pressure. I will do a non-OC fic for Platinum, but it will be a while. If you are into non-OC things Prompt Collections has no OCs in it! I also have a tumblr blog for pokemon that has some stories in it that I don't think are on FFN : https://www.tumblr.com/blog/pokemon-ventures - with this you can ask me to write you a little something as well! Thank you!
  8. Fanfiction Recommendations!

    There's one author that I absolutely adore, her writing is so good. Her descriptions create a clear picture of her scenes (Fighting and romance) and her characters. She is super sweet and responds to all her reviews, her stories have great twists and she is ruthless with her characters. She's not scared to kill anyone off and for that, be careful if you come across a character you like. She writes for different shows, but I love her Transformers fic: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7430349/1/These-Paths-We-Tread This is the first one I read and it got me hooked on her style. The one she is currently updating is for Assassin's Creed: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11008160/1/Assassin-s-Creed-Chronos Her fanfictions are long; more than 40+ chapters! I don't read many pokemon fanfics as many of them are not really good, however, one that is pretty okay is by KuraOkami13: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8028703/1/ It's a LancexMisty fic. I love Lance a lot and there aren't many decent fics with him in it. This one has its faults, but the plot so far shows lots of potential. Other than these, I recommend Aquila's fics, they're good for writing style and darker themes.
  9. How do you get Inspired?

    Inspiration is such a fickle thing and yet my writing thrives on it. I try not to let inspiration drive when I write or if I can write, but it helps me get writing. I usually turn to music for writing, on Spotify, I make playlists for my characters and their stories. Things that remind me of them or songs that fit certain scenes. Other times I check out a bunch of books from the library and run through them, I look at different writing styles, elements of writing and how they're implemented. Lastly, I turn to getting outside or hanging out with friends, whether it's playing sports, going to the gym or taking leisure walks. Observation is key for me, I can take notes of behaviors, sceneries and emotions I feel and, hopefully, try to put them in my writing!
  10. Omg you're back!

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    2. Cascadenight


      Thank you, I appreciate it! It's fun being here, talking to people. Darn, I was hoping to read your works? Where can I go? If you don't mind my asking :). 

    3. AquilaTempestas


      You get them directly from me simply by replying to my fanfiction thread.

    4. Cascadenight


      Oh cool! Thanks!

  11. How to write a review

    I usually make note while I'm reading. If a thought pops into my head such as, "That scene could have been detailed better" or "I like how the characters interact here", I put it in the review. I rarely comment on mistakes unless it's something obvious, or more than one spelling/grammar mistake as it's common to mess up on one thing simply because of an oversight. I really think when people review that it's okay to get into detail with things because that's how it is when people review books, so why not do the same for a chapter, or over the course of a few chapters. I usually wait every three chapters to write a review because they're so detailed. Or I do when something big happens or if there was something I noticed that I wanted them to know. It depends on how much effort you're willing to put into the review and how much you paid attention among other things. Treating the work as a peer editor and a reader is helpful, you give criticism and then a reader's opinion as to why you like it!
  12. How much is too much?

    I don't know if it works for fan fiction, but I was reading Stephen King's memoir for writing (Which is fantastic please try it out) and he said for the entirety of the story the final draft should be the first draft minus 10%. Now as FF writers, I understand that we do things a chapter at a time, but it makes sense in the long run. First drafts of my chapters are usually loaded with information that can be saved for a later time, so I'm usually cutting a hundred words with can add up pretty nicely later on. I'm not sure number-wise, but just saying that it's really an individual things as well as a mind set of "what can I take out of this and will it still make sense" kind of a thing writers go through.
  13. Drabble Collection

    On my FFN Page there's a collection of drabbles that I have. Some are from the prompts given here, some are just things I've written out and want to dump it all in one place. There are two chapters that feature OC's but the rest are ships between canon characters. Here's the link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10918443/1/Prompt-Collection Feel free to read or submit a ship and/or a prompt! I wouldn't mind some feedback as well!
  14. Man, so much has changed! I gotta stop disappearing so much. I'll try to be around more often!!

  15. It's been waaaaayyy too long! Everything is so different now... Gotta settle back in, I guess!