Hey there! I'm Kira, there's not much to say about me other than I love anime and write poems more than books, but I still write Fan-fics even though my writing skills are terrible. :3 But hey, I get points for trying right?! I never know what genre to put on my poems though xD, there's no 'Slightly morbid but not gory' category. Anywhoo, about me I guess I write, I draw, I sing, I'm lazy, so the usual.
I hope you like my stuff and thanks for checking my profile out!
- Kira Soulfire
I'm a developer with a passion for writing stories.
I prefer writing novels, but I also do short stories. I have a dream of turning my novels into games, oh by the way I already wrote many stories using pen and paper.
Creating stories online is still new to me but I think this is challenging, tests my appeal to readers *chuckles*
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I live in California and I tend to use American grammatical conventions; yes, some British style/vocabulary creeps in but often I'm not consciously inserting them.
I cannot enjoy poorly written, ungrammatical text. I tend to give a story a chance, and if I wince too often, I stop reading it.
So since I can make no sense of the rating and reviewing systems, I just review on a chapter by chapter basis. No stars, just comments.
"...read some published novels, and try telling me you don't see them use some of the same comma placement and capitalization..." -- I do see that, but I don't accept them, nor am I likely to imitate such practices. Publishing firms don't have grammar books: they have style books. The purpose of a style book is conformity, not correctness. The Chicago Manual of Style is a good example. Grammar books offer advice on --yes-- grammar.. Failing your own copy of Eats Shoots and Leaves or The Transitive Vampire or Woe is I there are some on-line sites. The Purdue OWL is one. For specific topics check out: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?133858-Dialog-Punctuation-and-Capitalization under Syntax and Grammar; Brians Errors is an amusing site. And of course, there is the lemming comment: Just because X does Y doesn't mean you should.
I like to write and I like to give reviews.
Writing has been a hobby of mine that I enjoy. I love the Fantasy genre and using my imagination. As much as I write, I typically never share my work with anyone, so I am giving this a try. I would love feedback and any comments that may improve my skills as a writer.
My first project is a series called Chaotic Nights. I have been working on it for many years. It started out as an rp between myself and a few friends and with their permission I edited and converted the story into a novel version. Enjoy!