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Do you/Have you written Fan Fiction?

Postby pengwenn » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:18 am

Just curious about all us writer's out there, but how many of you have written Fan Fiction stories? For what world have you written them in? Why that one? If you haven't written any yet but want to start go ahead and tell us why.
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:41 am

i wrote something that could be considered fan fic, i guess. a few years ago, my friends and I wrote this humor thing about some hockey players. I STILL laugh thinking about that.
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Postby H.v.mars » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:56 am

Most of my writer friends have but I never tried it. I've done something similar tough, I usually end up making character designs of books I just finished reading .
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Postby calico » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:05 pm

what's fan fiction?
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Postby Dreamcatcher » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:29 pm

calico - Fan fiction is stories written using characters and situations from books, films, TV shows and comics. Some people also use celebrities as their characters (a facet of fanfic known as real person fiction).

I do both - I write fan fiction for the fandoms of Harry Potter and Hanson. I've been writing fanfic since I was 17 (which makes me sort of a late starter). I write fanfic for these reasons - it lets me exercise my sadistic side without hurting anyone, it lets me practice my writing, and it allows me to indulge three of my greatest passions (writing, Harry Potter and Hanson). Plus it's fun. :D
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Postby calico » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:25 pm

oh... no, i have never done that.
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Postby Kevin_Starling » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:59 pm

I did one with Batman once, and weaved in a little Sandman (both DC), but I didn't care for it much.

Might try fan fiction again sometime.
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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:53 am

I high school I would write and draw comic books using existing characters--but changing them to MY stories, my way. And I have a killer idea for a novel based on "The Herculoids". But other than that, I'm too LAZY for FF . . . if I go to all the trouble to WRITE something, I want to be able to DO something with the finished product. A few years back, I wrote outlines for a dozen "Daredevil" stories that I sent to Marvel, and a couple of "She-Hulk" stories . . . plus an outline for a YEAR of "Superman" story arcs that I sent to DC . . . no bites. So I'm like "Bugger this--I'll write for me."

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Postby charlesp » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:02 am

I'm with mudge... I want to be able to DO something with the finished product and generally Fan Fic you can't... now for a younger writer learning his/her voice I can see how taking a loved character and writing a story in a developed world could help with building their writing skills without worrying about all the other aspects of writing completely original fiction... but unless you're just doing it for your own enjoyment (which I guess most people who do fan fic are) it seems a waste of time to me.

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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:06 am

Exactly. Not saying it's wrong or anything . . . just that I'm lazy.
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Postby Mlou » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:22 pm

Me too. I want more concrete results from my efforts. (And I don't mean a cement block tied around my ankles :-D )
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Postby hyperfine » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:30 pm

Nope, never done it except in my head.
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