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 deals with alternative timelines, which is a problem because the novel in question doesn’t exist. (plus, I hate this rule)
Now we are on part 6, which deals with editing the story. Here’s what CountOmer said about proper editing:
Make sure your writing is perfect before you publish it. This means no spelling or grammar mistakes are allowed. Also, none of the characters should be speaking in street English at all. Proper English is necessary. The reader will quit reading your story if there are any imperfections present. There are too many stories with poor spelling and bad grammar in them; don’t let your story be one of them.
Plain and simple, the section says that we must make sure that our work is properly edited. I have nothing more to add.
CountOmer’s advice: take the fanfic that you are currently writing and edit it completely. Look up “how to edit a manuscript” on Google if necessary. Or better yet, have someone else edit it for you. Remember, a story that is properly editied is the true difference between a success and a failure.
Part 7 will come out next week.