Fiction Writing BlacklistUPDATE: I thought up a new one!
Point of View. Hate it when writers switch around point of view without conscious effort. If you're writing a third person subjective pov from your injured/wounded character trying to get to safety, why the frack am I getting a description about the long, luxurious curve of her red hair in the dim light?! Who the hell is looking at her, and why would anyone bother with this sort of detail at a moment when getting out alive is the most important action in the scene? (Note: this scene is not based on any particular story, but illustrates my point.) Perspective needs to be consistent - you can play with the perspective if you know what you're doing to deliberately manipulate the reader, but too often this is an ignorant mistake by even seasoned writers. I also don't care how good you are at description: your scene's description should follow the tension and action of the story, not clutter it up with needless details. Related i
Ohai FanficshunsThe devilishly clever :iconnemonus: has a blog! Aside from being just a cool place to read about awesome Star Wars news from an articulate and savvy writer, also on this blog, she has interviewed me and a couple other longtime fan fiction writers about our experiences in fandom, the impact of fanfiction on writers and community, as well as miscellaneous sorts of gobbly gook related to being just an awesomely awesome person. Just the fact that I wrote something for this should be all the reason you need to read. Check it out!
Fanfiction Roundtable, Part 1
Fanfiction Roundtable, Part 2
Also 'cuz this is a good opportunity to do a bit of rare bragging about stuff, these days I spend most of me writing time writing about the :iconMisadventurers: here: