Fan, c. 1700s
Fan, c. 1700s
We all have that favorite fic that we go back to re-read time and time again.
I’m looking for some well-written material to read and I’m not picky when it comes to fandoms, as long as the gore/romance aspects stay in check.
What’s your recommendation?submitted by /u/cat-sareawesome
Man Crush Blog: Series 6
Man Crush Blog: Series 6
The Perfect Male Specimen-SE-1..[DRESSED]
The Dapper Casual: RICCARDO BOSIO
The-Perfect-Male-Specimen-6-Athletes & Fitness
Presents: Flex & Show Ready with: Coach Luke Kozlowski
because I got a bunch of emails, maybe 10 or 11, all within a minute of each other. My first thought was that I’d fucked up at work, that I was being emailed to be told I was being fired but…
…It was just this one AO3 reader who left comments on like 10 of my works…at the same time. Nice, long, encouraging comments. On works that I forgot even existed. I have no idea how they managed to pull it off so that I got all the comment emails at once but it MADE MY DAY 🥰submitted by /u/loucanfly
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Sam Noriega is…
A PERFECT MALE SPECIMEN
Man Crush Blog: Series 11
I haven’t visited Reddit in a really long time so I can’t even remember how long ago I first posted about this. But basically, I came to this sub months ago asking for advice because I was really struggling to write smut. No matter how hard I tried, the words just weren’t coming and I kept giving up and residing to the fact that I just wasn’t made to write that stuff.
I got some great advice and words of encouragement from people on here and ended up finally managing to write a bunch of omitted scenes for my longfic. I recently got a review that said:
“I won’t get into how much recognition I want this collection to have. I’ll just get into my thoughts. Honestly, I’ve been reading and writing fanfiction for over 10 years and good, memorable writing with sexual content is hard to find, especially pieces that go beyond just being smut. I know these are outtakes from [the longfic], but if you took the sex out of each of these chapters, you’d still have a compelling, well-written story about two people leaning on each other for intimacy, for better or worse. Your take on the MC as a lover/partner and the way you’ve created the OC is pure talent. Your tone, pacing, and descriptions really let me into both of their heads and I felt what they were feeling. Not to be dramatic, but I likely won’t forget your work. In three years when I’m eating lunch, I’ll randomly think back to this damn good piece of writing. This is so good. If you write original content too, I’d love to read it.”
I haven’t stopped smiling since getting that comment and I felt the need to come on here and say how much this sub really does help people with their fanfic writing problems. I honestly would have never ended up writing those scenes if it wasn’t for the advice I received on here.
So to anyone who left me advice (idk who you are and you probably don’t even remember helping me lmao) I just really want to say thank you.submitted by /u/DaydreamtoFiction
Mind you it’s is in the early chapters and I’ve had more hits and kudos than I thought I would, especially given that the fandom is heavily into shipping fics.
Still…the green monster of envy always shows up when I see other fics with fewer chapters/words, but more engagement than mine. I have no beta or anyone to talk to about my fic so the craving for feedback and criticism is incredibly high. I’d like to think I’m not that terrible a writer, but I might not be hitting all the right points with what’s popular in the fandom.
In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m not. Most of the previous fics have the pairings together within the first few chapters. Not against the writers or the readers, but… damn. (Rambling Vent Incoming)
I dunno about anyone else, but I like some build-up to my pairings and ships. I can’t stand having characters meet then immediately confessing their love. “Love at first sight” is cheap. I believe in “attraction/infatuation at first sight”.
I want that attraction, that yearning, the rationalizing of your feelings. I want characters to get to know each other. Give me a reason I should root for them! Don’t shove their ham-fisted relationship down my throat without a warm up at least! And don’t have them confessing their love mid fuck. Before or after maybe… I dunno, still seems like they might just be DTF at that point with love and affection second.
I want to read about the “almost” touch. The “almost” kiss.
UNRESOLVED SEXUAL T E N S I O N makes me go “asdfghjkl” !
I’m writing “asdfghjkll” scenes! I want my potential readers to go “asdfghjjkl” too!!
I’m pretty sure I’m shooting myself in the foot for having the first smut scene be in chapter 30/31-ish BUT the build-up is worth it I SWEAR!
Ehh…I guess radio silence is what you have to deal with when you write for yourself.
Anyhow, I’m too far into the story’s outline to give up. I’ve got roughly 60 chapters outlined with another 60-80 for the second half.submitted by /u/Egg_Koji413
I mean, I’m not mad or sad about that (of course I cringe at my old stuff and kinda don’t want to be associated with it.) I just want to know if anyone else has had any experience with this.
I don’t know how I feel, weird? I mean; I wanted a whole new start but since I was in the same fandom and was semi popular with a certain style of work, I guess I knew it was inevitable. I don’t know.
I know what I wanted with this change. I wanted to be better, do better work, not be associated with my old cringy shit. I wanted to build myself up with new work, better work than I did before and see where it goes.
I feel Ike I am too much associated with my crappy shit and I wanted to make better work but readers wouldn’t like me because of my old stuff. I want to change for the better? Maybe this is all bullshit reasoning. I don’t know. I just wanted to make a new name for myself in the community I am in. Maybe this was a hopeless case.
Any advice?submitted by /u/SwimmySam
Just keep your mouth shut.
Okay, so background: I’ve never written anything longer than 3,000 words in one month, but one of my drafts that I’m almost finished with, is now clocking in at almost 7,000 words!
I’m just proud of myself for being able to write that amount of words for one chapter and not hate every single word of it.submitted by /u/CorgisareBeSt_BoIs
Scenario: you find an intriguing fic. The summary seems interesting, you’re ok with the rating/tags, the story itself is pretty great, then you reach the sex scene…and stop reading.
What causes that reaction for you?submitted by /u/TheEscapedGoat
So a month back I found this amazing story - great prose, character development, story, themes, etc. I leave my kudos and supportive comment and the author even replies super sweetly so all good.
Here’s the issue - I track fics via bookmarks. I noticed the date of update on theirs changing a few days in a row. I live in a weird timezone so I just ignore this most of the time but it’s usually just 1 day, not 4-5. Kind of a red flag for gaming the system but I can’t be sure and the story is so good, so I let it be.
They updated again. I’m super busy so I didn’t read it for a few days. Then another story I love updates and is now top of my bookmarks sorted by date. Until this first author’s changes its date and is once again at the top of my list, confirming that they are in fact gaming the system.
Then I actually read the chapter and the story’s as good as always but in the end notes the author is now promoting a site on which they’re taking donations. Not their Twitter/Tumblr, but a direct link to the donation site. This is Ao3 we’re talking about, which means they’re explicitly going against the TOS.
I don’t think it’s any of my business to intervene but damn, it’s really souring my enjoyment of the story.
Do you think this kind of behaviour is scummy? Tbh, I’ll probably continue reading and let them do their thing if that’s how they want to conduct themselves but it’s also rubbing me the wrong way.submitted by /u/iwantchickennow