Over on FanFiction.Net, the "M" rating section is for...<looks around furtively> <drops voice to whisper> S - E - X. Not just any sex -- the explicit, soft-core/hard-core (within limits) stuff that tends to get raised eyebrows, dropped jaws, and "what the FUCK what did I just read??" Yeah. THAT stuff. As we all know, … Continue reading On Fanfic Writing: Earn Your M Rating!
Description is the heart of all writing. To be able to describe a scene, a character, a setting so believably & vividly that your reader gets a clear mental image is something that sounds easy, yet can be difficult to pull off. Yet there is one simple trick to making your descriptions pop: "KISS" -- … Continue reading On Fanfic: The Purple Prose Descriptive Nuke
One of the things I see over and over on Fanfiction.net is the writer complaining "I can't write good summaries plz read!" -- and worse, they put that line IN their summaries, which doesn't give a reader much confidence that the tale itself will be any good. Seriously, if you can't summarize your story, you're admitting that … Continue reading On Fanfic: Writing a Kickass Summary