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
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On Fanfiction: the Mary Sue Counteroffensive, part 2
Last entry, I talked about Mary Sues & some general tips for keeping them in control: research, fallibility, consequences. Now it's time to talk about the other big things that annoy people the most about Mary Sues: Relationships.Last time, I talked about the main Big Red Flag for Mary Sue-ness: She Takes Over The 'Verse … Continue reading On Fanfiction: the Mary Sue Counteroffensive, part 2
On Fanfiction: The Mary Sue Counteroffensive
I've been writing fanfic for well over 20 years now; I've had some short stories published, and the fanfic tales I started on are now real-world published as my own real, unique, original works. I support fanfic! It's a way for writers to play, to learn their craft, to experiment, to create unique works that … Continue reading On Fanfiction: The Mary Sue Counteroffensive
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