February 27th, 2009

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Inquiring minds: a poll for my readers, bless 'em

When I write a fic, especially a pre-series fic, I end up doing way more research than I planned. Then I want pass it all on to you, the reader, because it's oh so fascinating. I partially blame my English teachers for their many, many classroom hours spent hammering on footnotes, and the fact that I've always written non-fiction until recently. However, I don't see anybody else listing twelve (12!) factoids at the end of their stories, the way I did on my last one.

Poll #1356765 Footnotes, end notes, author notes

So, how do you feel about all these end notes on my historical fics?

Who cares about all that boring detail?
0(0.0%)
Thanks for the info, but I could have used it at the beginning.
1(10.0%)
I already knew all that stuff, so why are you wasting my time?
0(0.0%)
It’s kinda interesting, but I’m glad you didn’t force me to slog through it at the beginning.
9(90.0%)