Check Your Story!


Synopsis: New to writing fan fiction and hoping to get a positive response from readers? Ardath walks you through the things that you should look for, and fix, in your work before you post it.

Note: This article was originally written in late summer 2001, when the Art of Vin Diesel message board was still brand new and many new writers were asking for help with self-editing. The instructions given here were designed for new fanfiction writers with little or no proofreading experience, but who were worried about being derided by more experienced writers on the site. Over the years, as the article was picked up for use on other sites, additional fandoms were substituted to make the references a little more universal.

Category: Non-Fiction

Number of Chapters: 1

Net Word Count: 2,074

Total Word Count: 2,352

Article Length: Short Story

First Posted: August 7, 2001

Last Updated: August 7, 2001

Status: Complete


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