It's time for another Original Fic post! How are all our orig fic writers doing? This month I thought I'd ask if any of you would like to share something you'd written with us, be it full story, chapter or small excerpt.
And as a question for discussion, I'd like to ask if you use a beta reader for your own stories or do you post as is, that is if you're posting fic. If you're aiming for publication, do you test your fic out on readers, have a beta reader, or just send it off to publishers? perhaps you do something else entirely? Also, what do you expect from a beta reader in original fic - the same sort of concrit/catching of typos/spelling, grammar & punctuation advice you'd expect from fandom beta readers, or something different altogether?( Collapse )
So c'mon out, anyone who writes or would like to write orig fic; this is your safe place! And I'd just like to offer up a general reminder to all our members here, though I know most of you are already on board with this: please remember that no criticism should be offered unless you have a constructive comment on how it could be fixed; 1_million_words
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