Hello everyone! All of us have heard the idea that “practice makes perfect”, but how many of us ever look back to see how far we’ve come as writers? This is what this challenge is all about - to get you to look back at your first story and then see how far you’ve come. It’ll work a bit like this: Find your oldest (or one of your first) fanfic posts. Take a snippet from that fic. Rewrite that scene using everything you’ve learnt as a writer. Post the two scenes side by side in the relevant thread in either the SWFF or the NSWFF. Don’t change your original fic, that means no correcting any terrible spelling, punctuation mistakes or use of the word ‘orbs’. Title them with the title, character, and year you wrote it| Read through other people’s submissions and give them feedback! Celebrate how far we’ve come as writers. Questions: How long can my snippet be? Snippets should be about 500 words (not everything!) How long can the rewrite be? Rewrites should be <600 words What needs to stay the same? You need to keep the events the same (it basically needs to be recognisable as the same scene). What if I can’t find my very first fic? That’s okay. Just pick something that’s close to the start of when you started writing fanfic. You put the year it was published in there. Why? Sometimes part of the fun is seeing the time you’ve been writing too. My first fic is full of spelling errors. Can’t I just change them? Nope. Part of it is to see how much you’ve changed. Flaws are fine. I’m still unsure what it’ll look like… That's okay, here’s a very quick example (that I made up for this): Skywalking - 2010 Obi-wan looked at Anakin, his icy-blue orbs wet with tears he was overcome with emotion at the thought that Qui-Gon was dead and he would never see his Master again. Skywalking 2020 Obi-wan tried to repress a sigh as he looked down at his young charge. He wasn’t old enough to be a Master yet. He found himself desperately wishing that Qui-Gon was still around to advise him. His chest tightened and his tears pricked the corners of his eyes as he realised he’d never hear his Master’s voice again. Enjoy, have fun! Can't wait to see what people do! Also, please once you’ve posted yours have a look through and give some feedback! Try and find a post that has no comments ~ we all thrive on feedback!