As many/most of you probably know, I’m one of the librarians over at Library of the Damned. What you may not know is that my wife is an aspiring fiction writer who’s working on getting her first book completed and is starting to consider her publishing options. She’s still a ways away, primarily because of a certain toddler who takes up a large share of the time she could be using to write/edit, but it’s pretty close. I think she’s on like the second or third full draft. From there it’ll likely be a matter of finding a good editor (read: affordable) and then publishing (either via an actual company or self publishing).
Anyway, I told you all that so that I could tell you this:
In trying to be supportive of her journey to authorhood, I’ve tried to think up the occasional writing exercise for her. Specifically short-story projects and the like. However, during my stint as one of the Snarky Librarians, I’ve come up with a more broad writing exercise/challenge that I thought I’d share with you. It centers specifically around bad fanfiction.