I'm a recent convert to fanfiction with a fixation on Remus/Tonks, though I also love any pairing that is canon (yes, I'm a book nazi). After reading the Shoebox Project over on lj, I'm afraid to read anything Marauder Era, since that is absolutely magnificent. It is, in fact, what converted me to fanfiction, since I used to hate it. I always read badly-written, ridiculously-paired, character-destroying fanfics, so I hated it until I read Shoebox and realized that it can be good. I'm trying to follow their pattern and make my writing and characterizations as true as possible. Please let me know anything I can do to improve!
For now, I'm sticking to one-shots that (hopefully) give some insight into the characters. I tend to write late at night, when my mind is a bit mixed up, so expect some rather stream-of-consciousness type things.