Any aspiring fanfic writers out there? I just want to tell you guys a few things.
Don’t write for anyone but yourself. Sure, you can take requests, but only write about what you want to write about. Don’t try to be something your not.
Even if no one reads what you write, don’t stop. If it’s something that you really enjoy. It’s not about how many notes you get, or how many messages. It’s about writing what you love.
If you’re writing about a particular character, try to learn as much about them as you can. For instance, I know a lot about Eobard Thawne. He’s always been one of my favourite super villains and I know a few random facts. For instance, he changes the time line as much as, if not more than, Barry Allen. Seriously. It’s crazy.
If you’re writing about a real person, make sure your conscientious about them. They are real people, and we should be respectful of them.
Again, be yourself. If you want to write a 70 chapter long OC fic with the trashiest character in existance, then do it. If you’d prefer to write one shots, do that. As long as it makes you happy
Know the lines you shouldn’t cross as well. There are several touchy subjects you should avoid and some you shouldn’t even consider. Whatever you decide, make sure that it’s something you love.
I’m sorry if this sounds presumptuous or arrogant, but I just wanted to put out some tips if anyone wanted them.