Sunday, January 23, 2011

Page Turner by Karry4Harry Banner & Review

I will be the first to admit that I was never overly crazy about original characters in fan fiction. I am pretty much a Edward and Bella shipper, so throwing someone else into the mix tends to scare me away. A while back I decided to give a little fic called Ageis by Mothlights a read. Please do your self a favor and do the same. Her OC Britt kinda broke my OC cherry. So when I saw Karry4Harry's story Page Turner, I just had to give it a try.
Official Summery:
A stranger, a blank book and Audrey has found herself in the world of Twilight with a new past. Will Audrey's presence change the story? As days end, pages are written and Audrey discovers that her days within Forks and with Edward are numbered.

I highly recommend you going and checking it out.

Easy Fan Fiction Reading on my iPod Touch

My wonderful, wonderful hubby got me an iPod Touch for Christmas this year. I was really excited to have something that I could read my fan fiction on that was portable. In the past I had to read on my work blackberry, which was was a no no with my M rated fic. I never want to explain who the Beautiful Bastard was or why he was ripping off his employees panties. My other option was my old ass laptop whose wireless was shot and a battery that lasted a full 15 minutes before it died.

When I opened the iPod I was super excited. That excitement tripped when I found out all the great programs I could use to help download my fiction, transfer it to my device and store it to read later. I though this tutorial might help other novice users bring out their inner Fan Fiction Techy side.

Ok, you will need to download a few programs to your computer.
1. Fan Fiction Downloader -
2. Calibre -
3. Stanza -

Ok so here is what all of these programs do:
1. Fan Fiction Downloader (FFD) allows you to enter a URL to a story you want to download and it downloads it for you.
2. Calibre works with FFD and works to convert the story to the format you want to use to read it in. BTW I use the ePub version since it works best on my iPod. However you can use PDF, TXT or a whole host of other file types. Click Here to see a list of the other formats and a little about them.
3. Stanza is the iPod application that both transfers the files to the iPod and orders them for you.

Hope this helps with reading fan fiction online. Believe me, I never knew it would be so easy.