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)
- Part 6 deals with editing. Nuff said.
- Part 7 deals with writing for other fandoms.
Now we are on part 8, which deals with alternative storylines and the “what if” scenario. As we all know, CountOmer is against alternative storylines, but not “what if” scenarios. Here’s what he has to say about the “what if” scenario:
“The “what if” scenario is your friend. Many times, I have read Claire’s stories and I always wonder IF something different were to happen in the story. If you change one thing in the story, you have to create the circumstance of what happened after the BIG EVENT happened.”
Well, since the story based on the fan fiction is fictional, we don’t have much to go on with here. So, Ill be back next week with part 9 of the fan fiction revolution.
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- Day 17 – The Merits of Fan Fiction (goldenbookwyrm.wordpress.com)
- The Scary Adventures of a Fan Fiction Writer (margysmusings.wordpress.com)
- Figment Wants Your Doctor Who Fan Fic! (tor.com)