REMINDER: Fanfic writers are not paid!
This is not their full time job!
They are people just like you and me!
They DO NOT sit around all day just writing, they have families, and friends, and lives outside of their writing.
IT IS FREE!!!!
THINGS YOU CAN DO AS A READER: leave a review encouraging their work and telling them how much you loved the fic.
Be grateful that they have taken the time to write about your favourite ship.
Recommend the fic to others.
THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO AS A READER: Send anonymous hate…if you don’t like a story, stop reading it!
Do not send the author horrible anonymous messages asking them to update everyday!
It is not your right to get an update every single day!
As mentioned above, these people have lives outside of writing and you have no idea what is going on personally for them. They may have writer’s block, and honestly mean anonymous messages don’t help that go away. They could be on vacation and not able to post. They could be sick and have no energy to write. Or they could have lost someone close to them, and in this case the last thing they need is someone hounding them everyday for updated!
These writers, write for you to enjoy, not for you to turn around and demand things from them.
Be kind. Be grateful. Be encouraging. Be thankful.