velvet mace

Reccing the hell out of this fic

So you’ve seen Reapersun’s latest additions to her flawless blog?

This?

Well yes, there’s a link in the description, click that.

Or here.

And READ IT.

It is one of the most well-written, mind-melding, soul-absorbing, utterly genius piece of work I have ever read. I simply don’t think I can handle anything right now. My vocabulary has failed me. Just read it. Please.

(Also WIP.)

Title: Chameleon
Pairing: Eventual Sherlock/John, iffily platonic Harry/John, spoilery: eventual Sebastian Moran/John
Rating: R
Features/Warnings: Crossover with the Sentinel, AU, Plotfic. Forced Bonding, Non-con, coersion, imprisonment, incesty vibes, mild violence.
Summary: Written for This Prompt: In a world filled with Sentinels with heightened senses, strength and endurance, and Guides, with seductive empathy, who knew that seeming “ordinary” could be John’s greatest strength.

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A long time ago a followed a person on Livejournal called Velvet Mace. She wrote and still writes beautiful (and powerfully erotic) fanfiction. My mind was young and naive then, so it really opened my eyes.

I implore all writing noobs to take a look at this essay she wrote because it has some incredibly valuable tips in it. It covers basic things like formatting, but also less obvious writing pitfalls such as pacing and balance. Please do it for the sake of your audience.

Do it!

The worst thing about fanfic

is when your favorite author disappears into a black hole halfway through your favorite story. I swore, after Home, never again. It’s just too frustrating. But I found Chameleon on a rec list and read it without realizing it was a WIP. It hasn’t updated in a year??? It’s amazing and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who reads Sherlock fics…but prepare to have your heart broken.