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you read it??? you could see it??? really ??? by kelli.k ?????  you loved it????? you have just made my day!!!! thank you!

Nice!  I am dedicating my Friday to catching up Fan Fic. I have been terrible at reading them lately, worse at reviewing. (Bad Hazelra no biscuit)  I have to read and review this Friday or I will be kicked out of the Fan Fic club!!  reviews are life blood, and I need to pay back!!  Sorry fellow writers. I will get back in the mix!!

and we shall be waiting for you to get back in the mix :)

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you read it??? you could see it??? really ??? by kelli.k ????? you loved it????? you have just made my day!!!! thank you!

and we shall be waiting for you to get back in the mix :)

and since i have found how to link these....

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11204654/1/

It was the first one when I clicked on fanfiction.

It really was great.

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I'm not sure where to post this so I'm posting it here: 

 

I want to applaud each and every single fan fic writer!!!!!

writing one is sooo hard yet you guys seem to do it sooo effortlessly!!!!  congratulations to everyone!!!!!!!

 

( it was hard to write one and upload it ...for me. I'm bad at typing and my style is quite simplistic compared to all of you!!!

 

JUST GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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Can you guys give me advice on writing? My fanfic has been dead for over a year. I haven't touched it for that long and I really want to get back to it. I have so many ideas that I want to write but I can't get myself to finish it, mainly because I'm a bit of a nitpicker when it comes to writing. Any tips?

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I know how you feel Queenfisher, as I'm something of a stickler myself. I'll re-read a chapter half a dozen times, tweaking it each time, before I finally post it.

 

Ultimately, however, a point arrives where you simply have to stop the fiddling (I think we might be back to my previous post  :icon_biggrin: ) and post it.

 

If you are really struggling to be satisfied, then (apart from a new bf/husband  :icon_wink: ), perhaps the services of a beta might help.

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Can you guys give me advice on writing? My fanfic has been dead for over a year. I haven't touched it for that long and I really want to get back to it. I have so many ideas that I want to write but I can't get myself to finish it, mainly because I'm a bit of a nitpicker when it comes to writing. Any tips?

If the plot bunnies are hopping, maybe it's time to try outlining or even flow of thought typing. For example, I have two different versions of the next chapter in my story. My intention is to finish both chapters and then decide which one flows better with the direction I'm taking it. It may be that I end up merging the two, I may decide they're both crap.

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I'm not sure if this is the appropriate thread for my questions, but I can't think of a more appropriate one.

When writing a chapter, do you, the writers, worry about word count? Is there a certain number you must reach or exceed before a chapter feels complete? I struggled with that for my last two chapters, but they felt "right" as is.

Also, within fanfiction.net, how do I reply to reviews? Is it possible to do so without sending pms?

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okay first respond to reviews by hitting the little talking dailog blue link by the review.  Guest and some reviews dont have it. (Balls) then a pm box pops up and you write a note that references the review.  Try it with me, and I will respond to you.  You'll see.

Just did. Thanks!

 

Word count?  Dude... I have chapters with 10k words and people love them.  I had some with 3000 words.  Thats a nice length.  The plot drives the chapter break.  You can have some that make sense to break at 1500 others at 4500.  Let the plot drive the chapter breaks.

No pressure, huh?

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Can you guys give me advice on writing? My fanfic has been dead for over a year. I haven't touched it for that long and I really want to get back to it. I have so many ideas that I want to write but I can't get myself to finish it, mainly because I'm a bit of a nitpicker when it comes to writing. Any tips?

 

I think a beta reader always helps.  Who you get to beta for you can depend on what it is you feel you need.  If, for instance, you're only worried about your technical stuff, grammar, sentence structure, etc., then you could find someone who can do just that (and hope they're better than you--there's nothing worse than having someone review your grammar who is worse at it than you!), but if you are feeling stuck in terms of storyline, or feel that you can't find an ending, a good beta can help with that, too, because an objective eye can find things you don't see, even ask about potential plot lines--"I find this interesting, did you think of ____?"

 

What I've also done lately is a side-by-side comparison in Word.  There's a "view side-by-side" option where you can take two different versions of your story and look at them simultaneously to see which one works better, or you can incorporate changes you made in one version into the other version.

 

I don't know when I last posted a story--maybe Christmas or thereabouts--and I've got several pieces I'm trying to hammer out.  Sometimes it takes new inspiration, sometimes it take a certain song in your mind, sometimes it takes a little daydreaming.  Give yourself time to ruminate on something, maybe before you even write word one.

I've often had the terrible habit of coming up with one scene and having nowhere to take it.

 

And don't be afraid of writing little vignettes or short pieces.  Sometimes that's all it takes.  Sometimes that's all there is to it.  Not everything has to be a saga.

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When writing a chapter, do you, the writers, worry about word count? Is there a certain number you must reach or exceed before a chapter feels complete?

 

I tend to aim for 1,500 to 2,000 words per chapter, but it depends on when a convenient break appears.

 

I did a one-shot which was ~ 3,200 words. I also did a 3 Chapter story, which averaged 2,400 words per Chapter.

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With my first story I had about 5000 words per chapter, because I love reading long chapters myself. I'm always sad when it's already finished;-) But in retrospective that was too long because I write so slowly that it took me so long to update. With my new story I only have about 3000 words per chapter, that's much more convenient for me.

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I just worried about length in my first story, I always tried to have something between 3,500 and 4,500 words, because I thought that shorter chapters would be weird... But in fact it's not, and it will really depend on how you need to break your story into pieces. I worked much better when I started a story with shorter chapters, around 2,000. It helped me to write it faster, and also finish faster. With the stories I wrote long chapters, I'm suffering to have it done. Especially because I tend to write much more than I initially plan. My first story was meant to have 12 chapters, I'm in the 15th and still have a couple more to finish it... Feels like it never ends!

I believe that when I'm able to finish all my pending stories, I'll just work on one-shots, at least for a while. 

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Thanks for answers to the question about chapter length. I have another question, if you wouldn't mind. (To those reading my story, it's not a spoiler, just looking for clarification), at what point does a story cross from a T to an M rating? Are we allowed to use anatomical names like ass or erection in a T fic or does that cross the line? I'm not sure if I'm going there yet as I am a church going, God fearing Christian and I want to be able to attend church without the fear of suddenly bursting into flames upon entering, but it's something I'm thinking about.

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