I don’t normally read fanfiction; I generally despise it, as
most of it is the most terribly written, hackneyed, typo-ridden dreck ever
conceived. Rife with wish-fulfillment and self-inserts, fanfiction attracts the
worst the amateur fiction community has to offer.
However, I’ve recently returned to a fanfiction site that I
haven’t touched in over three years, and I realized that this genre of amateur
literature (and it can occasionally be called that) has several benefits that
make for great stories and easy entry into the hobby. Here are several reasons
why fanfiction is easy to write and fun to read.
As any aspiring writer knows, you have a very skewed perception of the quality of your own work. That’s why it’s important to actively seek out feedback to help you know what areas you need to improve. Here are three sources you can use to find the positive criticism that will help your writing be at the top of your capacity.
creators of all kinds, a mysterious and illusive threat lurks in
places we don’t like to think about. You’ve probably stumbled
upon frightening reminders of this threat once or twice—such as on
a gaming mod site like nexusmods.com, or even on Wattpad, when a
content creator’s hard drive fails and they’re unable to continue
their work. A sad end to some fantastic creations!
Happily, there is something you can do to protect yourself from this kind of disaster. Simply, you need to back up your stories. This is such an easy task that anyone can do it, but unfortunately, it feels too complicated for many people. I hope this advice will make keeping your precious data backed up seem less advanced for you!