The Guide to TG and TFOkay, first off it's important to note that the things here generally apply to ANY form of TF, whether TG or otherwise. For convenience sake, however, I shall be using the word TG, and in particular MtF TGs (the gender is convenient, and most of my stuff is TG first and foremost anyway.)The Guide to TG and TF4 years ago in Writing
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For those of you who don't know what TG and TF is... **Blinks** I'd forgotten that was possible. A TF is basically a transformation, while a TG is transgender transformation. It can apply to the realistic hormonal version, but generally - in this case - I'm referring more to an actual quick transformation of the body through either advanced science, or actual magic. (We won't be covering the realistic stuff, since it's pretty self explanatory, I suspect.)
Now, the first thing you need to do when you're starting a TG is pick the type. I don't mean character type, that comes later - I mean the actual branch of the story. There are several classic options when it comes to this, and you're of course free t
Tips on NOT making bad fanfics1. MAKE PLAUSABLE SETTINGS. Setting should be relevant to the stories, not random. But do not be lazy and just novelize games, movies, and such. THEY ARE BORING! Even if they are with your OC, it is still boring. Give a prequel, interlude, or sequel to it. Interludes are tricky though, so for first time writers, try sequels.Tips on NOT making bad fanfics3 years ago in Writing
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2. KEEP OCs TO A MINIMUM! OCs are not bad but overuse of them pisses your readers off. OCs back-stories should also not conflict with official stories of whatever you're writing. It is annoying and makes you seem like an idiotic fan-girl. Also, do not just replace characters with your own OCs! That is a BIG no-no. OC antagonists are okay and slightly encouraged, they usually make the story good when made and used write. Though if your story does not involve the true characters (characters that the official creators made to go with the story) then make them relevant to the official story.
3. DO NOT ADJUST TRUE CHARACTERS! Biggest things are "gaying" characters that
Damsel DirectoryAlright, people, welcome to the Damsel Directory. At this point, if you've been following my guides, you know how to make your villain, pick your hero, and even the various types of TG and TF. Now it's time to Make a Maiden.Damsel Directory4 years ago in Writing
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Frankly, in this day and age, we've grown fairly acceptant of the fact that just because they're Damsels in Distress doesn't mean they're helpless - but that doesn't mean that you can simply split them into two groups, of the classic and the new. So here's just some of the types of Damsels you can use.
The Classic Damsel - we're all familiar with this one, I'm sure. If you're not, go read a fairy tail, or play the old Mario games so you can rescue Princess Peach from her tower of
tallness, or whatever. Or you could just watch Fiona at the beginning of the Shrek movie, if you really want a more contemporary view. (The first one - she doesn't stay classic for long, thank god.))
Basically, this type of damsel just sits around and waits for her prince to come sav
How to Introduce a CharacterThe classical Movie Introduction Sometimes, you get a hero. Not over time, but right at the start this is your hero. He's confident, he's suave, and he always packs his shaving cream. Somehow he always manages to get that beard just right, despite the fact that you've never seen him trim. Everything about him is admirable, and you just wanna follow him like a little puppy dog because that's how AWESOME he is.How to Introduce a Character3 years ago in Writing
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it might work, but you still shouldn't do it. It's one thing for movies, where you can simply follow someone's action across the screens. In books, you want the closeness that only seeing the character fall on their face time times just to get it right once will bring.
The stumbling introduction - sometimes, your character stumbles into the wrong thing at the wrong time. Or the right thing at the right time, perhaps, but if you want a good story you should probably make sure it ends up worse for them than it would have otherwise.
Oh, sure, things