passive-aggressive advice for fanfic writersfrom an amateur fanfic writer.
1.) Don't put 'my summary sucks/I can't write summaries' in your summary. If you can't take the time to write a decent summary, what's gong to make the reader think you can take the time to write a decent fic?
2.) Don't beg for reviews, and for the love of God don't put 'I won't update again until I get X amount of reviews' at the end of your chapters. I see this all over the place and it makes you look just as conceited as you think it does.
3.) Get a beta-reader. I don't care who it is, your sister, brother, friend, mom, English teacher, whatever. Get someone to go through and read your shit. You'd be amazed what another set of eyes on your writing can pick out. For a lot of readers (including myself) all it takes is one big error or lack of punctuation to pull me out of your story and douse my interest. Most people aren't going to struggle through it. They're going