So I may be judgmental and choosy about what I consume, but I am absolutely firm in my belief that everyone who wants to try writing should do so. I will encourage anyone I come across to write fanfic. If I see your post about trying out a story or working on a chapter, I will like the shit out of that post. I’ll probably comment. I don’t care if you ship my notp: you should write that fanfic right now, tonight. Even if it’s your first time trying to write fiction. Even if you’ve only got a few lines of dialogue in your mind. Even if it starts as just an outline.
I think fanfic can be a beautiful act of creative expression and I felt that in my bones even when I started writing as a nervous tween. I feel it on days when I can’t write yet but I’m building up to the day when I will. I feel it now. And fucking trust me–you deserve to feel it too.
No one else can write the story that you can write. No one else has the words you have. That movie running in the back of your mind, that moment of a character experiencing a dramatic revelation, that mental image of the grandest first kiss you can imagine… That’s yours. You can write it, you can create it, and nothing can take that power away from you.
I’ll cheer you on if you need cheering. I can’t promise to read stuff but I’ll listen and I’ll tell you to go for it and I’ll whoop when you say you had a good writing session. Encourage you to love those OCs, that OTP, the long building twist, the narrative poem.
Fanfic is fucking amazing. Art is amazing. You can start any day you want. It’s here for you.