It’s been a while since I’ve done the fan fiction revolution with CountOmer, and now it’s time for us to get back to basics.
My purported fan fiction story will come from the pretend novel called Wizard’s Mists written by F. J. Simms. Keep in mind that this is all pretend, as I’m going to demonstrate how to build a fan fiction that will make you want to actually read fan fiction.
Part 1 deals with coming up with an original idea for your fan fiction story. For that, I went to Springhole.com and found this plot that I will be using: The story is about a shy woman who must break a curse, defeat a tyrant, and evade an unwanted lover to slay a monster. Things are complicated by the villain kidnapping the main character‘s brother.
Part 2 deals with choosing your characters. In order to avoid the dreaded and cliched “golden trio“, I recommend choosing five characters instead of three. The characters who will go into my story will be Flora Ware, Nathanial Perry, Jaime Leon, Julie Holden, and Eric Franklin.
Part 3 deals with use the characters that the author has provided for the fandom and not making up your own and adding them to the story. Even though I am very good at creating original characters and weaving them into the story, I feel kind of upset because now, I might not be able to do it this time. But that’s CountOmer’s rules, and I guess I’ll have to follow them. His rules are as follows: use the background characters only; don’t create your own.
Part 4…well, there wasn’t much for us to go on with part 4, since the novel in question is fictional.
Part 5 has this warning, which I hate: The main purpose of fan fiction is to follow the original story to the letter, not a wish fulfillment for you. You do not own the story; therefore, you do not have the right to change it around to suit your personal fantasies. Not only that, but it goes on to say if you don’t like the storyline of your favorite story, then why are you writing for that fandom? If you do want to change the story around and make it better, then go make up your own.
So, what do I do if the story is fictional and I can’t change the timeline? Here’s his advice: take the part of the story’s plotline that you don’t like and rewrite it in a way that makes sense. Try that instead of just making the plotline non-existent and you’ll have a better fanfic.
Hopefully, part 6 will be better.
- Meet The FictionFreak (robattack.wordpress.com)
- 50 Shades as Fan Fiction: An Author’s View (madisonian.net)
- Just Turn My Brian Off, Please (charlotteblackwood.wordpress.com)
- Preview Night (worldofblyton.wordpress.com)