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Veronica Mars Fanfic Resource Journal
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So where did this idea come from? 
24th-Jul-2005 11:28 pm
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.

4th-Aug-2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
I had another idea for an article type thing that might work for this journal. Although it has been done in various forms in other places on the web, a FAQ at addresses cannon plot points might be useful for writers.

As a reader, I've sometimes been thrown off by an otherwise good story that say spells the name "Lily" or calls Lilly and Duncan twins or Wallace a sophomore. Some of these points are debatable and I like AU as much as the next girl, but unexpected breaks with canon can equal breaks with repeat readers.

I actually wouldn't mind putting together some kind of FAQ article for this journal, if you are interested.
5th-Aug-2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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