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So I want to start writing fanfiction but there are so many amazing writers out there already and I feel like my writing isn't going to be comparable or read by anyone. First, how do I get over that thought and second, do you know where I could find beta readers or have suggestions of good fanfiction websites to join and write?
xxthehollowed

Don’t give up on your dreams just because you’re afraid of other people being better than you. If you do, you’ll never know how much of an amazing writer you can be as well. It’s hard to get over fear, especially if you have writing anxiety, so you’ll just have to take a deep breath and make the plunge.

If I know fanfiction, there’s going to be a reader for everything so long as you use paragraph breaks properly and start a new paragraph each time the the speaker changes when dealing with dialogue.

I’m glad you asked about beta readers because i literally just did an entire final project on them for my peer tutoring class, so I know a thing or two about betas.

Places to look for them:

For more, just google ‘where to find a beta reader’ and you’ll turn up even more places to look.

As for fanfiction websites to join, my personal favorite is AO3. I’ve used both A03 and the previously linked Fanfiction.net, and I’m much more impressed with AO3 because the community seems (at least in my opinion) to produce higher quality work. Those are really the only two I know, unfortunately.

Before I finish up this post, I’m gonna link you to this website I made all about beta reading. Seeing as you sound like a first-time author, it might help you make the best of any relationship you have with a future beta reader. Here’s the link.

WRITING TIP NO. 235577

killerville:

female characters should be like the heads of the dreaded hydra. if you take one away, seven more must come back in her place.

LET’S MAKE SOME MOTHERFUCKING MAPS

backstageleft:

chrc:

YOU NEED

A BIG SHEET OF PAPER & A PENCIL

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SOME MOTHER FUCKING MACCARONI (MAKE SURE THEY’RE DRY BRO DON’T WANT NO STICKY-ICKY MAP)

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AIGHT THAT SHIT DON’T LOOK LIKE NO COUNTRY I KNOW (EXCEPT MAYBE AUSTRALIA FUCK THEM THOUGH)

ORGANIZE YOUR MACCARONI! MAKE SOME FUCKING COASTLINES!

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BETTER, BUT NOT FUCKING GOOD! WHATEVER, TRACE THE COASTLINE WITH YOUR PENCIL. BE SURE TO BE SLIGHTLY SQUIGGLY AND, OH, FUCK THOSE LITTLE ISLANDS YOU MADE THEY’RE NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE WOBBLY ENOUGH SO YOU’RE BETTER OFF USING EITHER RICE (OR SIMILAR) OR JUST TRY TO MAKE SOME REALISTIC FUCKING ISLANDS (SPOILER: YOU WON’T)

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GOOD ENOUGH I GUESS WHATEVER LOOK AT THAT VAGUE SORT OF ISLAND/COUNTRY/CONTINENT SHAPED PIECE OF SHIT. SEE THE ISLANDS? I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO DAWG.

NOW TAKE A SHARPIE AND MAKE EVEN SQUIGGLIER FUCKING LINES AS YOU FILL IN YOUR ISOUNINENT

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LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF SHIT IT TOOK ME LITERALLY TEN MINUTES TO MAKE TOPS AND NOW YOU JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PUT ALL YOUR DWARF-FUCKING ELVES AND HERMAPHRODITE LIZARD-PEOPLE WITH BOOBS

FUCKING GOOD JOB

Oh my fucking god. 

YOU ARE ALIVE
Anonymous

NO I’M NOT SHIET

YESTERDAY WAS MY 21ST BIRTHDAY AND I HAD MY BEST FRIEND OVER AND WE WERE PLAYING THE SPIDERMAN 3 DRINKING GAME AND WHILE I WAS PISSING HE STOLE MY COMPUTER AND POSTED THINGS ON MY MAIN BLOG

THEN THIS MORNING HE SAID THERE WAS A SURPRISE SOMEWHERE ON MY COMPUTER

AND I JUST FOUND THE SURPRISE

keyboardsmashwriters:

marionettesandmonsters:

To celebrate the long and death-defying trying road to put out three books and a novella in our “Marionettes of Myth” series, we’re throwing a party.
Okay, it’s not really a party. But, this Sunday, right through the last moments of 2013, if you grab your Kindle (or your other e-reader of choice with a Kindle app), you can get the first book in the series for free.
The first book has been “remastered”, in a sense, since its initial debut back in June. Last November, we improved on a few things, such as minor typos and errors, some aesthetic tics, and tweaking the opening only slightly. Everything’s the same story-wise, we just like to think of it as “new and improved” or something equally infomercial-like.
To get the book, hit up the listing on Amazon, or look it up in your e-reader store. If you want to know more about the series, check out the Series Blog, Tumblog, or even Goodreads.
And if you have a Goodreads account, you can also check out the paperback giveaway once it finally approves. (And the paperback has a super neat, super sweet matte cover that I love to apply directly to my face.)
You all have been super supportive and we love you for it. Thanks so much to each one of you. Stay awesome!

Here’s that official post thingy that I mentioned the other day. I’ll post once more on the last free day!

keyboardsmashwriters:

marionettesandmonsters:

To celebrate the long and death-defying trying road to put out three books and a novella in our “Marionettes of Myth” series, we’re throwing a party.

Okay, it’s not really a party. But, this Sunday, right through the last moments of 2013, if you grab your Kindle (or your other e-reader of choice with a Kindle app), you can get the first book in the series for free.

The first book has been “remastered”, in a sense, since its initial debut back in June. Last November, we improved on a few things, such as minor typos and errors, some aesthetic tics, and tweaking the opening only slightly. Everything’s the same story-wise, we just like to think of it as “new and improved” or something equally infomercial-like.

To get the book, hit up the listing on Amazon, or look it up in your e-reader store. If you want to know more about the series, check out the Series Blog, Tumblog, or even Goodreads.

And if you have a Goodreads account, you can also check out the paperback giveaway once it finally approves. (And the paperback has a super neat, super sweet matte cover that I love to apply directly to my face.)

You all have been super supportive and we love you for it. Thanks so much to each one of you. Stay awesome!

Here’s that official post thingy that I mentioned the other day. I’ll post once more on the last free day!

thewritingcafe:

Here are the results for the fantasy section of the survey.

myrtlewilson:

it’s so so important to donate books when you feel you no longer need them, rather than throwing them out

donating books to used bookstores and to public libraries not only help out their businesses and your local libraries, but it makes books more easily accessible for people who can’t afford to buy the latest books at full price and enables for everybody to partake in the fun that is reading!!! and that’s super cool!!!!!!!