Top Five Mistakes in Narnian Fan Fiction
1. Misspelling “Narnia”
2. The dreaded Susanfic: Susan mourns her relatives, then starts believing in Narnia again, usually following a visit from Aslan. Dreary and generally unsatisfying.
3. Mixing characters from different time periods.
4. Reusing C.S. Lewis’s phrases from the books, especially when Aslan is speaking (Yes, we know that “no one is ever told any story but their own.” It’s a great quote, but give us something fresh.).
5. Loose ends. Don’t promise something and then not deliver. If there’s a gun over the mantle in Act I, it better go off in Act III.