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FangirlSays – All you need to know about – Shipping, OTP and OTPW

“They are my OTP!“ Yes, we have all seen this happening in a video, on a photo, on a forum or maybe even in real life. Who knows, maybe you yourself have had such a moment? Well, whether this is new or old information to you, I’ve taken some time to give a brief explanation of the phenomenon around shipping and OTP, and I’ve also included one of my own ideas for the shipping process. All the definitions have examples, and I have tried to include a big variety of fandoms. I hope you’ll like it, and if you have questions, comments or something to add – you know how to use the comment section below.
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Author Spotlight: WinnifredArtemis

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I’ve been featured in an ‘Author Spotlight’!
Check it out^^
“Kelpie – Author Spotlight: WinnifredArtemis”

Thanks a lot to Kelpie for having me^^

Writers Word – Language – In what language should you write?

A new story starts with an idea. The idea grows, and before you know it, it’s time to put the idea down on paper. It’s in this moment that many of writers have to ask themselves one question: ‘In what language should I write this?’

I know that this really isn’t an issue for those that grew up with English as their mother tongue – and maybe it’s the only language you know. However, for those of us that grow up with another language, writing often require us to make a decision concerning this.

So what should you do then? How are you supposed to know what language to write in? Well, there are no right and wrong way to make this decision – and some might just feel what’s the right thing for them to do, but for those that have some doubts; here are some things to consider to help you make the right decision for you:
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New Design

Okay, so as you guys might notice – I’ve changed the design on my blog a little. Why? Well, even though I loved the other one, it just didn’t use enough space – and the menu and widgets were just too big and stretched out. So yeah, I kinda miss the old one, but I think I’ll come to love this one too – and here I get to use my fantastic banner!

So, is that all that’s new? No, it’s not.

For quite a long time now have I been wanting story pages. Not one with all of then, no, one for each story. Those that visited my wix page might know what I’m talking about. Why would I do this? Well, I think that it’s an amazing opportunity to show you more than letters and words, and also let you get a more Winny-view of the whole thing.

Confused? Well, let’s just say that one this page you will not only see summaries, genres and links; but also picture of the characters, of the situations, and you get to hear the music I used as inspiration. On top of that I will also share some thoughts of the idea, how the ideas and plot changed as I wrote, and also see my floor plans for the houses the charters live in.

To put it simple: You will get all of my material – except the forthcoming chapters :P

Need some more convincing? Well, I’ve stated one one story – my ‘Merlin’ story: ‘A jealous queen’. Even though you don’t follow the story or know the fandom I recommend you to take a look at the design. Oh, and just so you know: The banner is only there for now. I’ll make a own one for the story.

https://winnifredartemis.wordpress.com/fanfiction/a-jealous-queen/

Be sure to tell me what you think. Did you like the idea and the design? Why? Why not? What would you change or add?
Tell me your opinion either her as a comment or by using the form on the CONTACT page^^

Never delete a chapter!

Are you using fanfiction.net or fictionpress.net to publish your works? Well, if you are then let me give you a little tips from personal experience.

Lately I’ve been taking all my old stories and getting them beta’ed to improve your reader experience. One of the stories I did a lot of work on was “Ninjaenes forundelige kjærlighetsbånd“. Earlier this one was consisted only of one chapter with all parts, but in the beta process I managed to make my 14 parts into 4 chapters.

Here is where I made my mistake: Instead of just exporting the chapter and edit it almost from scratch in the doc manager, I just uploaded it as new docs and just removed the existing chapter  from the story manager.

Not a good idea…

Well, I guess it could have been worse, I mean, it wasn’t the end of the world or anything, but when I deleted that chapter, all that had happened to that chapter disappeared. All the comments, the followers, the favorites, and even the views disappeared. So, yeah, it’s was kinda like starting from scratch again…

Fortunately it wasn’t a really popular story, so the views weren’t that many, but I still miss those 220 views it had – and I’ve chosen to always add that number to my “total views count”.

Anyway, I hope this might help you in some way and make sure you don’t make the same mistake that I did.

Until next time
– WA

Sketches as help for my stories

Hey you guys! The other day I received a comment on one of my stories telling me that they had a hard time keeping track of the character’s movement and their surroundings. At first I was a little puzzled, but then I had to admit that I probably was blind to see things like that – cause I have the houses and such plotted out in my head.

Anyway, I thought a lot about it and figured out that I could try to make it more visual for you by actually making some house plans. I know that as an author I shouldn’t have to do it – my writing should be able to give you all you need, but I guess I’m just not there yet.

So, how will they look like? Well, I did a simple sketch of Matsuri’s house in my “In between the lines” story to give you a little taste:

Matsuri's house

I hope you understand most of it – and the blue things are windows btw. I know it’s kinda simple, but I chose not to go all out and make it in sims or in a design program – mostly because it would take a lot more time, but also because I just want it to be a help to the story – and not an important or necessary part of it.

Well, I guess that was all that was on my heart – for now that is. What do you think? Do you think this can help you understand my stories better? Would you like me to continue making these? And is there any special place from a story that you would like a sketch of?

So, yeah, thank you for pointing it out to me – and as I always say: Don’t be afraid to tell me about such things, cause if you don’t, how am I supposed to better myself and make it better for you readers. Got anything to  say? SPIT IT OUT!

Until next time
– Winny

6 years of Fanfiction

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I really can’t believe what I saw the other day when logging into my Quizilla account. It was only by coincidence that I saw it… I was checking my profile information – stating that I am 15 years, and then I saw it: my date of registration was the 22th of May 2008! This mean that today it’s my SIX years anniversary!

That fact is kinda dull and plain by it’s own, but the reason why I joined Quizilla was because I had just begun reading fanfiction – and stupid me only knew of this site to do so. So yeah, I joined this community of quizzes and stories because of the stories I loved to read and also to become a part of it myself.

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So there you have it. If it hadn’t been for Quizilla, I probably wouldn’t have started writing fanfics.

Even though Qz kinda was the birth of my writing – and some of my stories are still there, I decided to start using ff.net instead – which you can see if you follow the links to my stories.

I can’t believe it’s been six years already – and I kinda can’t say that I’ve produced enough to make me a productive writer… Oh well, let’s just hope for that to change in the future^^

– Winny