Almost a month ago now, I [ herowlness
] posted a rant against various items in fanfiction that were driving me crazy. It started as a way for me to blow off steam and educate some of the authors on my Flist, but after exchanging comments with some others, the idea to form a fic resource community [ vm_ficresource
] and a beta/ConCrit community [ vm_betas
] was born.
I don't know as many people in this fandom, so I don't always feel comfortable offering constructive criticism to authors, as I don't know if they'll be receptive to that sort of feedback. If they/you aren't - that's completely okay. We all have different motivations for writing and posting our fanfiction. However, I thought that this community could be an asset to VM fanfiction.
Through this journal, I'm hoping that authors will notice some things about their own writing that maybe could use some improvement. And that, in turn, will hopefully only further improve the already high level of quality writing within this fandom. Further, I'm hoping that maybe some of the resource articles will challenge authors to try writing fics in a different style than they are used to - different POV, different character/pairing, different style, etc.
If you have any suggestions for resource articles or know of any VM-specific fanfiction challenges that are going on elsewhere, feel free to leave a comment for the moderators or send an email to mousebumples [at] gmail.com