How to Not Screw Up a Fanfiction EDIT: HANG ON GUYS, THIS IS GETTING A MAJOR EDIT, SO HOLD ON.How to Not Screw Up a Fanfiction2 years ago in Writing
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Fanfiction has a terrible reputation due to the amount of inexperienced authors that don't care for criticism. Since the majority decide that their writing is as good as it gets, they keep going with the same annoying clichés that we've seen every day. They never seem improve, thus writing "BAD" all over them. Unfortunately, due to the amount of immature fangirls and fanboys that pollute the internet, the vast majority of fanfiction is covered by these authors.
What they need to realize is that criticism isn't there to make them feel terrible. Taking criticism can be pretty difficult (I know that from experience). However, once you learn that critics are there to help and not to 'flame', writing becomes so much easier. I understand that not everyone likes being critiqued, which is perfectly fine. On the other hand, you cannot simply post your fanfiction without slowly going through it, nit-pic