Writing Where It Hurts
Writing Where It Hurts was an essay written in 1999 by C.E. Forman.
The essay focused on his concern about contemporary fandom's trends as it gets bigger: "The old debates that never go anywhere and that no one ever resolves, but we bring them up anyway ... The increasing difficulty for new authors to get recognition amid a massive glut of stories. The recent trends toward "ranking" fanfics." Concern is raised that there is less tolerance for something that's deemed to violate canon in minor ways. There is a plea for more feedback on people's stories, especially detailed feedback.
Writing Where It Hurts at Outpost Daria Reborn