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 clichéd “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.
- Part 8 deals with the “what if” question.
Now we are on part 9, which deals with out-of-character behavior. As we all know, CountOmer is against out-of-character behavior, as he says in this quote:
“Watch the character behavior! There is to be no out-of-character behavior (unless you’re writing a parody, of course!). All characters must remain in the story with their personalities intact.”
Well, before you give up on writing your fan fiction, think about this: if your character is weak, give him/her a moment when they can be strong, and sometimes, it’s easier to subvert the character altogether. Plus, characters can behave out-of character, but don’t overdo it.
That’s all I have to say on this matter.
I’ll be back next week with part 10 of the fan fiction revolution.
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