It kind of occurs to me most of the sorts of prose people describe as “like bad fanfic” actually:

a) doesn’t sound like actual bad fanfic at all, and

b) does sound suspiciously a hell of a lot like a lot of prose written by the Great Men™ of fiction…1

  1. This post brought to you by the novel Solaris, which is basically a litany of Bad Fanfic Sins piled all on top of one another. ^
2018-05-17T13:32:45+00:0016th May, 2018|Tags: books, sff, writing|
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  1. inkteller 16th May, 2018 at 1:22 am


  2. alisfranklin 16th May, 2018 at 1:24 am

    @inkteller Right? It’s all things like “mechanical prose” and “self-insert characters” and I’m like, “Um… fanfic doesn’t really do either or those. But you know who’s notorious for them? Hemningway and Heinlien, for a start…”

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