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Joined Dec '12

Hi, I'm Toaofwriting. Welcome to my page.

Please drop a review, and I will always respond.

If anyone wants to beta The Lighting-Struck TARDIS, I would be honored. Shoot me a PM.

A few friendly suggestions for my fellow authors out there:

1) Not everything is a story. We don't want to read about the dream you had where Taran and Eilonwy went to visit Narnia and had a picnic, or your idea for Merlin beating up Voldemort. If it doesn't have plot, character development of some kind, and conflict, it's not a story. If you don't understand how those work, there are lots of resources out there for the budding writer.

2) Make it interesting to other people. Similar to #1. Self-inserts and OCs can actually be great, well-rounded, and interesting characters, but again, they need to grow, make mistakes, and learn, just like anyone else. Mary Sues are great ways NOT to write a story.

3) For the love of all that's holy, do a basic spelling/grammar check. Most, if not all, word processors these days have them built in. There are also a variety of beta readers out there who can help. If your story summary has typos, that's a great way to turn people off before they even click on it. Leading to...

4) PLEASE do not say things like "I suck at summaries" or "better than it sounds." All that tells me is that you don't have self-confidence. Just put your best foot forward. Again, there are lots of beta readers out there to help.

Have a nice day!

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