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Megan Liran
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Hey there! I'm a writer, and while most of my work on here has been TG fiction, I've written plenty of other types of stories from romance to action and even a few comedies.

I currently answer phone calls all day long, and when I'm not doing that I'm either in the classroom trying to become a teacher, or playing video games.

I was born as a guy, but I identify as a girl, so I will be submitting under the pen name of Megan Liran. I do not mind what pronoun you wish to address me as, but I do ask that you remain respectful of my situation.
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Well, I'm home! So now, what's going on?

I've got commissions to do for the next few weeks, and I'll be writing Wingless. I might try and squeeze in a small TG story sometime in the next week or so, but I'll be pretty busy.

September I start student teaching. Exciting~ And that'll be a real shift for me, changing commission writing back to how it used to be - fun for my free time instead of time fillers for between calls at my job. But, that'll be for when it comes~

Please note that future commissions are 1/2 cent per word from now on (20% off if you commissioned me 3 times for over 30k words total), and you cannot order 7k or 8k word commissions (but can order anything less or more than those specific amounts!)

Anyways, excited to get back to Wingless on Tuesday (Though next chapter might not be published until Wednesday or Thursday~)

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I'm inspired to write something about animeflow.net/files/sword,%20g… but I'm not sure what.
Hm. Noelle II is 2,497 words. I can either end the chapter here and make it normal size, or include her backstory and make it more like Muriel VI size. What to do~
Don't you hate it when you want to write but you're stuck on obligations instead? XD
I apparently have 300 deviations. :o
Noelle is so fun to write for. >.<

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thewriter197 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
your a writer too i see,

----how did you find me??
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Goldendoctor Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Hey do you do requests
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Meliran Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Commissions only, and those are closed until August.
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Goldendoctor Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Oh
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TGvocals Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
You are an amazing tg writer on DA. I was wobdering if you could tell me how I can maybe improve my writing for the future if it isn't too much to ask.
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Meliran Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thanks. Though, the comment seems a bit formal considering you and I've talked a bit in the past. :p

A lot of my writing stuff comes from practice. Like, I've been writing since I've been 15 (28 right now), and I've taken a few courses here and there, but they more serve as guidelines than a "this is how you write!"

I checked out your most recent work - "Witch Way". You're definitely one of the better TG writers, up there with CaptainCaption and the like. A few suggestions of things in general (things that I'm trying to work on myself. :p):
1. Adverbs. When you have to quantify an action, you're missing an opportunity. Like, "slowly pull myself up" at the start could be "pull myself up, not daring to move more than a few inches at a time in case something's broken." Or, "Slowly open my eyes" could be "My eyes allow the slightest amount of light in as I take in my surroundings."
2. Characters. Yeah, in a story that's 80% transformation, there's not much room for character development. Personally, I spend most of my stories on character development and sometimes skip the transformation scenes entirely, going for a "I woke up and found I was a girl." But, that's a taste thing - many people want heavy TG stories. But unless you establish the character, they can never be related to. Let us know their desires, their hates, their life in general, and then turn them into a girl.
3. Realism. Many things in stories are fiction and imagined, but if you draw from real events - especially in your life - it makes the story seem more real. Like, take the commission "sprinter." A lot of that is an imagined world, of course. But the hill outside of the school they trained on? We had one like that outside my high school. The tables in the cafeteria were shaped like ours were. And "Balls of your feet" was the thing the track coach used to always yell at me for (I'm bow legged, so I never could exactly sprint any good and had to give it up after 2 weeks.)

But yeah, a lot of writing for me is finding out things I haven't done well and trying to improve on it. For me, right now, I'm trying to eliminate "talking heads" in my writing - the situation where almost all action involves the head (he looked, she nodded, he closed his eyes, she yawned, he said) instead of the body (he leaned back, she picked a flower, he kicked his feet in the air).
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TGvocals Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Thanks for the tips. I've noticed that I do in fact lack adverbs since I tend to tell at times rather than show (quite regrettably at that). My transformations I know are wuite bland to say the least. Some people say that a transformation makes the story while I say (at least in the Megumin one) that it isn't what made the story. The characters made it with the transformation kinda happening. I am going to try and include less detailed descriptions since mine sound more like boring lists (except when asked for in commissions) and am going to start just doing the story. The problem I have with realism is that I can't relate with everything I write. For example: In the Megumin story, I have the guy witness the girl get killed. I've never seen someone get killed so I have no experience with that (reason why he sounded like Kirito I guess), but I know the feeling of having lost a close member of the family so that kind of ties in. Going to my Witch Way story, that one was more of an experiment to try and improve my transformation writing (which I still think I sucked at). My next story that will be released (in the coming future hopefully) will be my first try at writing a fight scene. I have no idea how to write one, but when it's done, I hope you can check it out to see how I did. Also, I started writing about a year and a half ago and I'm still 17 years old.
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Meliran Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No no, adverbs are bad. If you need to modify a verb, there's a better verb you can use, which makes smoother readings.

You can't relate everything directly to your life, but you can to your experiences and your imagination. Like, you've never personally seen somebody killed - good. But I'm sure you've seen somebody getting killed by another in a movie. Writing is 40% personal experiences, 40% stuff from other books/movies you liked, and 20% original.

With fight scenes, the one tip I read that really helped me in Fire and Shadow (my upcoming novel) is to not forget the characters drive the scene. Sure, if you want a character creating a million feathers falling out of the sky which explode in a flash of light, use every bit of detail to describe it. But don't just list the action. Let us see your characters react to the action, plan the next course of action, and speak with their adversary.
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Ganonchan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your profile picture is cute!
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