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do any of us write fan fics

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Jan. 12 2010, 8:49 am

Quote (Lucifer_ @ Jan. 11 2010, 2:47 pm)
On the flip side, I can't bring myself to read it because most of it is worthless crap. :p

I'm sure you were just being flippant...but there is some EXCELLENT fan fiction out there if you look in the right places ;)

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Jan. 12 2010, 8:50 am

Quote (MarmaladeSkies @ Jan. 11 2010, 2:48 pm)
Remember my Mary Sue-Bones poem? I'm amazed any of you survived that one. :blush: ;)

Aw, I liked it :)

skynyrd04

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Report this Jan. 12 2010, 11:54 am

Quote (MrsStarbuck @ Jan. 12 2010, 6:18 am)
Quote (skynyrd04 @ Jan. 10 2010, 9:07 pm)
I posted some of it once before and I took some of the suggestions given to me by board members. I could repost the updated version if you like.

Feel free...

...I'd give it a read :)

Sure. I'll try to post it, but everybody be nice ;)

OtakuJo

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 1:07 am

We had that "Ongoing Story" thing going on at the DS9 board for a while. That was fun.

Apart from that -- I do some fanfic over at fanfiction.net which is mostly DS9 based although not all of course. Some short, some long, some angsty, some funny, some... trippy?? Ranging from I think between 900 ~ 111,000 words. One approaching 10,000 hits and will probably reach just shortly before my birthday!! I'm gonna buy a bottle of kahlua when that happens. hehe.

Looking to post a new story in the next week or so. (with any luck)

I like to read fanfics too. I have come across some that are better than others but few that I would describe as genuinely bad. The disadvantage of course is that I like to read in bed which is difficult to do from a computer screen or an A4 printout. ¿:cry:

I do feel quite strongly that no story should be dismissed as "crap" simply because of the genre. Certainly it is perfectly valid to say "I don't like this genre" ~ as I don't like Romance genre. But I would never say for instance "This story I have never read is crap because it is romance."

Haven't had a lot of time to read much new stuff in recent days, unfortunately.

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 12:46 pm

Quote (SeerSGB @ Jan. 12 2010, 6:28 pm)
Technically, legally as a professional writer (non trek) I'm not even suppose to discuss story ideals online, much less read fanfic. ?But I figure I'm never going to work in Star Trek or Star Wars markets, so #### it why not have a little fun

I can understand you not being allowed to discuss story ideas if you're a professional writer, but why would you not be allowed to READ fanfic?

What do you write btw?

MrsStarbuck

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 1:29 pm

Quote (SeerSGB @ Jan. 12 2010, 6:52 pm)
As to why not read: It keeps someone from claiming you ripped off their story ideal. ?Say I was writing for a franchise (which is not a career goal of mine, to many restrictions), and I wrote something similar to something someone posted on the same board as I belong too then it'd be a legal headache if they wanted to make it one.

I'd never thought of that. Thanks for clarifying :)

OtakuJo

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:58 pm

I guess the advantages of writing and posting any stories (not just fanfic) on the internet can be pretty easily summarised.

* Gives you another thing to read at some later point.
* People are reading what you like although of course not as many as if it was on the shelves of a shop somewhere.

and the number one reason....

* IT'S FUN. :D  :D  :D

I can certainly understand that you wouldn't want to read something that's quite close to what you are writing yourself. It's almost bizarre what co-incidences can happen between two stories. Still at the same time, the more you read -- especially with a critical eye to find what it is you do and don't like about another person's work -- the better you can write, as a general rule.

I'm also trying to break into the professional fiction market with a couple of "Original" novels -- but it's also good brain exercise to do other stuff on the side just for fun.

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