You know what’s really freaking nerve-wracking? Posting a fic within a fandom where you don’t really have a following.
Even more so is posting it, and having it fly under the radar for whatever reason - so I propose this:
Reblog this post, and if any of your followers are writers, they should take this as an open invitation to pimp out their own work - be it the first story they wrote, the one that was most challenging to write, or the story they’re most proud of - to you, in the interest of spreading the word around. You will then publish their asks with or without comment, if you so wish. It’s all about inspiring confidence in lesser-known writers.
I’ve seen countless fic-recs with categories which are missing stories that are simply amazing. Nobody’s going to know about them all.
Alternatively, if you haven’t caught the writing bug, I want you to respond with your favourite underappreciated fic that you’ve read.
(This way, if you don’t feel comfortable bragging about your own work - though you should, because you’re all fabulous - you can go on anon and pose as an avid reader. See? Everybody gets to play.)
I don’t want the fandom to lose authors because their work was pretty much ignored, and I know we are, at our core a place for love and encouragement - despite what goes on sometimes. Show me what you’ve got…
Does anyone remember the author or title of a future fic where Stiles returns to Beacon Hills after having moved to Minnesota to become a cop? Derek is werewolf-bethrothed to a woman from another pack, but when Stiles comes back all kinds of wackiness ensues.
I feel like the story might’ve been deleted from AO3, because it’s no longer in my bookmarks. BUT I WANT TO READ IT. (So if there’s a PDF floating around that’d be greatly appreciated, too.)
And on that same note, if anyone has suggestions for other great future fic, lemme at ‘em!
MUCH OBLIGED, LOVELIES!