History SoYouWantTo / WriteAFanfic

28th Dec '15 1:01:26 PM AriaEnoshima
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* [[http://www.www.wattpad.com Wattpad]]- is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have [[http://www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests fanfiction writing contests]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].

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* [[http://www.www.wattpad.com Wattpad]]- is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have [[http://www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests fanfiction writing contests]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].
28th Dec '15 1:00:45 PM AriaEnoshima
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* [[http://www.www.wattpad.com Wattpad]]- is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have [[http://www.www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests fanfiction writing contests]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].

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* [[http://www.www.wattpad.com Wattpad]]- is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have [[http://www.www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests fanfiction writing contests]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].
19th Oct '15 10:04:43 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Website/DeviantArt - Despite being mainly for graphic art, it includes a Literature section, which itself features a fanfiction section.
15th Jun '15 8:04:32 AM mailyng
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* Website/Wattpad - is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have fanfiction writing contests [[http://www.www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests ]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].

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* Website/Wattpad - [[http://www.www.wattpad.com Wattpad]]- is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have fanfiction writing contests [[http://www.www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests ]] fanfiction writing contests]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].
15th Jun '15 8:02:38 AM mailyng
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* Fandom-specific archives - These are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. We at TV Tropes have links to several of them [[NotableFanfictionArchives here]], and until WikiMagic compiles a full list of the best-known, Google is once again your friend.

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*Website/Wattpad - is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. Originally started as a place for original fiction, the amount of fanfiction has grown over the years. The site encourages fanfiction as equivalent to original fiction in its contests and popularity ratings. They have fanfiction writing contests [[http://www.www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests ]] and fanfiction challenges like [[http://www.wattpad.com/takethepledge #JustWriteIt]].
* Fandom-specific archives - These are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. We at TV Tropes have links to several of them [[NotableFanfictionArchives here]], and until WikiMagic compiles a full list of the best-known, Google is once again your friend.
2nd Mar '15 5:33:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''ElsewhereFic''': Using the setting minus the main cast of characters as a backdrop for some new characters and their adventures. Video games, TabletopGames, and especially {{MMORPG}}s lend themselves very well towards this. Many games like ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and ''CityOfHeroes'' are almost exclusively designed just for this purpose. One still has to follow the established rules of the universe, though.

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* '''ElsewhereFic''': Using the setting minus the main cast of characters as a backdrop for some new characters and their adventures. Video games, TabletopGames, and especially {{MMORPG}}s lend themselves very well towards this. Many games like ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', and ''CityOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' are almost exclusively designed just for this purpose. One still has to follow the established rules of the universe, though.
26th Dec '14 6:19:27 PM Korval
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* [[http://www.archiveofourown.org Archive Of Our Own]] - Similar to Fanfiction.net above, but far easier to use and has a much, ''much'' more versatile tagging and archiving system, and offers the user a very great deal more freedom in general. It also features pages and coding to make some of the above fests easier to run (and hosts the well-known [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Remix_Redux_6#We_Invented_The_Remix_Redux Remix_Redux]] and [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Yuletide Yuletide]], among many others), and unlike Fanfiction.Net, allows the user to create a category for a particular canon if it doesn't already exist. It also has a reputation for quality. However, it's noted for low comment rates (although it does have a Kudos function, similar to "likes" on Website/YouTube or Facebook but with more impact) and something of a dearth of anime and manga fandoms, and currently requires invite codes to get an account (although they're not necessarily too hard to find, with a bit of Googling.)

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* [[http://www.archiveofourown.org [[{{Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn}} Archive Of Our of our Own]] - Similar to Fanfiction.net above, but far easier to use and has a much, ''much'' more versatile tagging and archiving system, and offers the user a very great deal more freedom in general. It also features pages and coding to make some of the above fests easier to run (and hosts the well-known [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Remix_Redux_6#We_Invented_The_Remix_Redux Remix_Redux]] and [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Yuletide Yuletide]], among many others), and unlike Fanfiction.Net, allows the user to create a category for a particular canon if it doesn't already exist. It also has a reputation for quality. However, it's noted for low comment rates (although it does have a Kudos function, similar to "likes" on Website/YouTube or Facebook but with more impact) and something of a dearth of anime and manga fandoms, and currently requires invite codes to get an account (although they're not necessarily too hard to find, with a bit of Googling.)
10th Aug '14 1:04:33 PM TwoGunAngel
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* '''[[LetsYouAndHimFight Versus]]''': Sometimes, you just want to explore what would happen if Character A were to square off against Character B. This could be a {{crossover}}, or they might be two characters from the same canon who never got to throw down (to your satisfaction, anyway.) Some readers will be satisfied with nothing but a contest where their favored character dominates, but a good Versus fic ought to present with a good reason for A and B to have their duel/mecha battle/cooking contest/card game/whatever, come up with a plausible outcome and show the results of their contact. Does it change the course of the story? How do they feel about the outcome? If the characters are from different canons, will they stay in contact? You'll find that even something as simple as "A vs B" raises a lot of questions.

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* '''[[LetsYouAndHimFight Versus]]''': Sometimes, you just want to explore what would happen if Character A were to square off against Character B. This could be a {{crossover}}, or they might be two characters from the same canon who never got to throw down (to your satisfaction, anyway.) Some readers will be satisfied with nothing but a contest where their favored character dominates, but a good Versus fic ought to present with a good reason for A and B to have their duel/mecha battle/cooking contest/card game/whatever, come up with a plausible outcome and show the results of their contact. Does it change the course of the story? How do they feel about the outcome? If the characters are from different canons, will they stay in contact? You'll find that even something as simple as "A vs B" raises a lot of questions.
19th Jul '14 12:13:09 PM demonfiren
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** '''Fetish Station''': Simply a fanfic that was written to involve characters as the meter maids when you need to refill your FetishFuel tank. Often a subgenre of romance. PlotWhatPlot can be included in this.

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** '''Fetish Station''': Simply a fanfic that was written to involve characters as the meter maids when you need to refill your FetishFuel tank. Often a subgenre of romance. PlotWhatPlot ExcusePlot, NoPlotNoProblem and PornWithoutPlot can be included in this.
21st May '14 2:29:07 PM Tightwire
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* '''Author's Notes''': Never insert these ''inside'' a story; it breaks the feeling of immersion and distracts the reader. Any meta notes should be placed at the beginning or end of a fic. If knowing a certain fact is vital to understanding the fic, introduce that fact within the story- not outside it. If you place an author's note at the story's beginning, do ''not'' make it long or tedious. We clicked on your fic because we wanted to read it, not because we wanted to hear your holiday anecdotes or [[SarcasmMode scintillating]] opinions on everything in canon.

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* '''Author's Notes''': Never insert these ''inside'' a story; it breaks the feeling of immersion and distracts the reader. Any meta notes should be placed at the beginning or end of a fic. chapter. Make sure they're distinct from the story so that the reader's eye can just skip past them easily.
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If knowing a certain fact is vital to understanding the fic, fanfic, usually you can introduce that fact within the story- story, not outside it. If it.
** It can be tempting, but don't spoil the story in the Author's Notes (although it's okay to say things like "If
you place an author's note at the story's beginning, do ''not'' don't like horrible gay rape, don't read this story").
** Don't
make it them long or and tedious. We clicked on Don't feel obliged to reply to your fic because we wanted reviewers. If you want to read it, not because we wanted to hear do that, there's a PM system. Readers don't care about your holiday anecdotes in Majorca, even if it did keep you from putting a chapter up. And if you took a time out, don't waste your time writing a long and boring apology, just write the damn story.
** Some people break the fourth wall and joke with canon characters in the AN, telling them horrible things will happen,
or [[SarcasmMode scintillating]] opinions on everything in canon.complaining about their roles. Unless your story is ''meant'' to be funny to some degree, don't do this as it shatters immersion and drama, lightens the mood, and gives the reader the constant nagging suspicion that they are missing the joke.
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