Over my mumble-mumble years of writing and editing, I’ve collected a toolkit of resources to help me not screw things up too badly, and I’m constantly discovering more.
I’ve seen lots of complaints about the “terrible quality” of lots of fanfic.
Editing is like tasting a dish for salt before serving it: You can skip it, but you’ll probably be sorry.
Trolling around Wattpad, I’ve run across a number of stories titled “How Not to Write a Fanfic,” or some variation thereof.
I have only two rules for my own writing: Write what you enjoy. Never apologize for what you write (unless you’ve hurt someone needlessly). That’s it. Sure, there are lots of lists of rules from writers great and small, and reading and applying them judiciously will indubitably improve your writing, but the fact is, no […]