Do's and Dont's of writing good FanfictionAlright, its confession time.Do's and Dont's of writing good Fanfiction by ~salemsgirl
From the age of eleven to thirteen, I read and wrote Harry Potter Fanfiction.
I know, it's a shock, but remember that I was at that age! The writing was crappy; the reasons for writing base (all my friends will testify that Fanfiction gave birth to my severe crush on Sirius Black, which ended up with me writing a fic simply so I could include myself and my friends during the Marauder's schooldays . Yeah I know, Mary-Sues are not pretty) and the general storyline lacking in focus.
Well, maybe it was the stress of the past few weeks, maybe it was the fact that now the original Potter series is over that's to blame, but for whatever reason a few days ago I ventured back to my old haunt Fanfiction.net, found a random HP Fanfiction to read and see if the caliber were as bad as I remember. Folks, I was not disappointed.
As I read through chapter after chapter of story after story, I saw a trend emerging. I feel that now that I have the benefit of hind
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