How to Write Good Fanfiction So, you've come to this article to learn how to improve your fanfiction. That's great- that means you're willing to take some criticism. That's an important part of being a writer.How to Write Good Fanfiction3 years ago in Writing More Like This
If you're not here to take criticism, and you just want to endlessly stroke your ego, well, now's a wonderful time to pop it.
BEFORE WE START.
I am not going to be going over the basics of spelling, grammar, writing concepts, etc. If you don't know how to properly spell, write, punctuate or have a basic grasp of the English language, you have no business writing fanfiction anyways. Get your butt off the computer and learn this stuff before we begin.
You're going to want to know how this sort of thing works, right? I'm assuming you're new to the fanfiction world, so I'm going to introduce you to some basic lingo.
-Fic: It's an abbreviation for fanfiction. Can also be called fanfic or ff.
-FF.net: The Holy Grail of all fanfiction sites. It has thousan
World Building Formula pt. 1-2World Building FormulaWorld Building Formula pt. 1-26 years ago in Writing More Like This
Section 1: Real Life Influences
Before we delve into creating an imaginary world, we must understand the importance of using real life influences as a base. No one can imagine anything not based on real life.
The best way to start creating or to fine-tune an imaginary world is to find influences from our world to be inspired from.
If a fantastical world has cargo full of imaginary species and magic or alternate laws of physics, the reader needs something, at least a few principles, that are the same as Earths so that they have grounding in your story. Theres a fine balance, as many wise writer types will say between patronizing and keeping your audience in the dark enough that they want to know more. The correct balance allows them to understand without confusion while being drawn on through the book by suspense.
Section 2: Nature
Reality, or at least what we perceive as reality, is probably the most key factor in what we, as peop