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FallenLullaby's Tips To Writing a Reader-InsertOkay, I know I'm not the best writer out there, but I thought maybe this would be of use to others. This can apply to any type of Reader-Insert, but I'm using Hetalia as an example.
Tip #1: S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g and grammar! Believe it or not, these are very important. Bad spelling and grammar can completely ruin a story. Unfortunately, Microsoft Word is a bit of a bitch when it comes to grammar, so I'd suggest re-reading your story over again to check for any mistakes. Also, you can always get an editor.
Tip #2: Keep the character's personality the same! Unless it's specifically crack or the character is drunk off their ass, try not to make the character too OOC. I know it can be very difficult if you're writing something like NetherlandsxReader where nobody even knows how the fuck Netherlands would even react to different situations, but give it your best shot to keep the characters in-character. I don't think I'm too great at this either, but hey, we sho
HetaliHero's Tips to Writing Reader InsertsI've noticed people have been writing these lately. I thought I'd throw my two bits into the kindling flame of learning how to write reader inserts. Now, I am somewhat new to writing inserts, but I'm not when it comes to fanfictions. Keep in mind, most of my tips tend to come from my own opinions and in no way am I trying to criticize specific writers in any way shape or form. This tip is geared towards series, not oneshots. This might be long just to let you know.
-Don't just start writing. It's best to map out what the main idea of the story should be. However, you don't have to complete an entire outline before writing. My two main stories: An American Walked Into A Bar and Dear Pen-Pal both have outlines (Pen-Pal's is incomplete). The best part about outlines is that they can be just one sentence. For instance, here is the outline for AAWIAB starting with part five:
-Visits apartment. Sleeps over.
- 1 month passes. Main character is threatene
mechanici want to kiss every aching wound you have,
bandage your heart every time it bleeds,
and patch up your mind over and over
because not a single tear deserves to fall
from your brandy-drenched eyes
but this dripping heart of mine can only feel
and the healing honey words it flames get caught
in the back of my throat and on the roof of my mouth
so i only have these passionate guttural cries
to tell you that i care all too much
and in order to fix you up again,
i would need to tear myself to tatters
and trade all of my working parts
for your leftover, fading pieces
but i just haven’t figured out how.
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