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|The Soul Reader Series||Dark Reflections|
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|Welcome to my blog. I'm an author, among other things, and here you will find my general babble, links to my fanfic and links to my original fiction as well as information about it and the small press I help run.|
I have been on the internet for what feels like forever, but I'm pretty sure it was only since 1995. Very useful place when doing a PhD is the internet, although not as useful then as it is now. Good for distraction too.
Not that I realised it at the time, but I have been writing fanfic since my early teens and when I found it online was hooked. I firmly believe that fanfiction is a wonderful tool for writers to perfect parts of their craft. As long as people are not making money off of someone else's copyright, I think it can only help a fandom by spreading the love.
I have also been writing original fiction since I was very young. Original fiction shares some skill with fanfiction as well as requiring certain ones which fandom does not exercise well. Writing had been one of my favourite passtimes for just about as long as I can remember, fueled, of course by reading.
You may be wondering why this blog is called beren_writes, which is simple, Beren is my fanfic pseudonym. The name Beren is a shortening of Berengaria (wife of Richard the Lionheart) and I chose it as a pen name because I once wrote a character of that name and my real name was taken on one of the archives when I first started writing HP fanfic.
Friending Policy I do love having friends on LJ and so if your journal contains things I'm interested in reading there is a good possibility I will friend you back. Most of the content on my journal is unlocked, so even if I don't you shouldn't have a problem. I've only posted a handful of things flocked, ever.
Along with my twin sister, Sophie, I run an independent UK publishing company called Wittegen Press. That is our logo to the right.
We publish eBooks on a small scale, through Amazon, Smashwords and other eBook distributors.
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|At the moment I am in the middle of moving all my fanfiction content to my fanfiction comm beren_fic_only. There will still be links to it here on this journal, but I am planning to keep all the content over there.|
Some of you may be wondering what fanfiction is, well it's simple, it is fiction written either about characters from an existing universe, e.g. Harry Potter, or fiction written about celebrities, e.g. fiction about musicians or ice skaters. Fanfic for fictional characters is called FPF - Fictional Person Fiction and fanfic for real people is called RPF - Real Person Fiction.
No money is made from fanfiction, because that would be illegal. It's just for fun.
Now most people who write fanfic want to make sure that everyone who reads their fanfiction knows exactly what they are getting and doesn't have any nasty shocks. Hence the majority of us use headers. This is the header I use:
Title: Another Fanfic Title
Fandom: e.g. American Idol S8 RPS or Harry Potter or Tokio Hotel RPS
Pairing: This will indicate the major relationships in the fic, e.g. Harry/Draco or Harry/Ginny etc.
Rating: This will give you an indication for which audience the fiction is designed (see rating system below).
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, the real people in it are used without their permission and I definitely don't own them or have any copyright to any part of any of them. I do not believe any of this happened, is likely to happen or should happen it is simply a story created around known facts about those involved.
Warnings: Ay triggery type subjects will be listed here, or anything that I consider some people might not wish to read e.g. character death or threesome.
Summary: This is where I will tell you about the plot of the fic to try and entice you to read it.
Author's Notes: This is where I say anything else I have to say and thank my beta reader(s).
Word count: just what is says on the tin.
My Fanfic Listings (LJ) | My Fanfic Listings (DreamW)
There are different rating systems in different fandoms, but I go with the simple one which is similar to movie ratings, but not quite.
G/U Suitable for everyone to read.
PG Not suitable for the very young.
PG13/12 Designed for teens and above - may have sexual relationships mentioned, but will not descibe anything specific.
R/15 Will have some semi-explicit sex and/or violence.
NC17/18 Will have some explicit sex and/or violence.