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Suffice to say it was not one of my finer moments in life. You'd understand though, it wasn't easy being in that situation. It brought out the utter worst in me, I keep saying, my emotional state is not something to be bothered with. You do not make a sick game of my now fragile mental faculties. Though the situation could be considered simple enough: girl meets boy, girl falls in love, boy kisses girl, then boy suddenly leaves without prior notice, leaving behind a national scandal that rocked the entire entertainment industry- oh, I lost you there, have I? Should I start from the very beginning, then?
Take me away to where your smile makes flowers bloom
Take me away to where your radiance banishes the storm
Take me away even if it costs us our freedom
I’m not afraid, take me away
Hello there, as a writer and as a reviewer there are certain aspects to a story, or a fanfic if you will, that I look for when reading:
1. Spelling. read over your work, there's spell check, or get a beta.
2. Grammar. These are very basic, granted not all of us are native English speakers (I am not one as well). There are rules to be followed and I'd like to think the rules are there for a very good reason. Subject-Verb Agreement immediately comes to mind here, as well as Verb-Tense consistency (I am guilty of this, sadly) and mechanical errors such as punctuations and syntax.
3. POV Consistency. Yes, Point of View. Always ask yourself, "Whose story is it anyway?" Though there are differences between POV characters and Focal characters, this should not divert you from the central character. Switching POVs is acceptable, but there must be a dominant POV. AND don't forget to make the viewpoint clear, no I don't mean -YOU POV- or -NOBODY's POV- I mean using the power of language and context clues and word constructs to make it clear whose POV it is. And please, no jumping around POVs.
4. Word Choice and Word Usage. Before we take out that thesaurus and use every word or whatever obscure word there is to make your sentences sound more erudite, let us stop for a moment to consider that last sentence. Why use big words when smaller words can suffice? Also, make sure that the words you use are appropriate in the context that you use them in.
5. The Elements of Fiction. Yes, there is such a thing.
A. Character - Well. There wouldn't be a story without one, would there? In the world of fanfiction most of the time, if not always, we make use of well established character (i.e. 2PM's Lee Junho *MINE btw*) and we do with him what we will (insert evil laughter here). This doesn't always mean that our readers see the character we use as we see them. Characterization is a tricky matter. It's not easy even in one-shots. What's important to remember is that characters are not static, they are not flat. They are dynamic entities to which your plot revolves around. So how do we define a well-developed character? Well, the more your readers know you character, the more they understand them, then the more developed your character.
B. Plot - In essence, your story line. Your main sequence of events that take place. Think of it this way, it is what you want to achieve in a story. It is what you want to happen. It is the rendering and ordering of your events into something that is logical. Remember, that while plot is important, it's not necessarily the most important aspect of a story. There are such things as character-driven stories and plot-driven stories.
C. Setting - In a nutshell: WHEN and WHERE. Time and Location. I don't think I even need to explain this...but I will anyway. Don't just think that setting is simply the where and when of a story, it's not as simple as stating that the events in the fic happen in a high school in let's say Seoul in the spring of 2009. There's more to setting that you think. Why is the spring of 2009 in Seoul important, or better yet, how do the conditions of spring 2009 in Seoul add to the tension in the story? Other times of course it could be as simple as remembering that certain gadgets didn't exist at this year (if you're doing a period fic) or that in Seoul it snows in February when classes begin.
D. Theme - The main idea of your story...most of the time "Love conquers all..." Oh dear.
E. Style - This I really have no concrete opinion on as writing styles differ from writer to writer. What this encompasses is the main POV you use, diction, the imagery you use, how much descriptive paragraphs you use vs narrative paragraphs, paragraphing in general, chaptering, basically how a writer writes. A writer's voice, so to speak.
There are so many more aspects that we can talk about, but I think these will suffice for now.
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