How to Write FanfictionHow to Write Fanfiction in 100 Easy Steps
1) Write a story about your favorite book/movie/play/TV show, starring your favorite characters in situations of your devising. This is called fanficiton.
2) Gloat. It's almost as good—no, better!—than the real thing. The original author/creator/director should hire you to do their job for them!
3) Discover FanFiction.net. Feel unoriginal for a moment, then console yourself that no one's fanfiction could possibly be as good as yours.
4) Browse fics from your favorite book/movie/play/show. Read a few at random.
5) Die a little inside seeing the way fourteen-year-old writers molest the characters of your beloved fandom and the English language in general (even if you are fourteen yourself).
6) Be glad your fics aren't that terrible. Make all haste in posting your own, taking care to check the grammar and spelling along the way.
7) Submit your fic. Feel benevolent for nobly sharing your genius with these talentless wretches.
8) Check for reviews e
How to Write a StoryHow to Write a StoryHow to Write a Story9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
For all you aspiring young authors, and even old pros, who are looking for a way to improve your skills, this is for you. In this manual I'm relying on my own experience as an author and as an avid reader. First I'll start with the five major problems faced by most authors.
1. Writing a Beginning. The most remembered part of a story is the beginning and the end. The beginning sets the mood for the rest of the story. If you start off on the wrong foot, readers might just put your story down and look for a different one.
2. Writing an Ending. For a reader, the ending of a good book is an action-packed tragedy. When was the last time you read a good novel and wanted it to end? A good long story can be an enjoyable thing, but as a writer, you want to be able to end it.
3. Descriptions. Long boring paragraphs filled with the descriptions of characters and places don't make for good reading. In small doses, a wel
How to Write a Story Chapter 2How to Write a StoryHow to Write a Story Chapter 25 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Hello once again, future 'Mark Twain's and 'J. K. Rowling's for a brand new installment of the hit tutorial How to Write a Story! My first tutorial was such a hit, and I have grown so much as an author myself, that I was inspired to write up a second tutorial that you all might appreciate. In this new and improved tutorial, we are going to go in depth into Characters and their development. As a note, a character's development generally deals with how a character reacts according to the plot line, so Plot is important in this tutorial.
In the first tutorial, I gave you a few tools to help you with character and plot. I told you about writing a summary paragraph of the overall plot of the story, a safety net really, to help you avoid writer's block and to help give you a road map towards your goal of the story's end. I also gave you a tip on sneaking in your character descriptions instead of bluntly and blandly writing out para
A How To on Writing FanfictionA How To on Writing Fanfiction8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Intelligence is required. No matter how interesting or humorous a plot you may have, it is always better to read a well-written, intelligible fiction than a thrown-together piece of junk riddled with spelling/grammatical mistakes.
2. Plot is important. There are such things as PWP's (see PWP section), but other than that, plot is what really makes a story. What is happening is what makes the reader go on and want to read more.
3. Creativity is a must. No one wants to read the same thing that they have seen from 50 other writers. Try to be original, and if you see an idea you really like, improvise it a little without copying it outright.
4. Every element in the story matters. From the plot to the series to what happens to the characters, everything ties together to make the story what it is.
OVERALL WRITING SKILLS
Some writers are just naturally gifted and have a way with words. Others struggle with how to make complex senten
How To Write - And Love ItDarling Mionette'sHow To Write - And Love It5 years ago in Writing More Like This
How to Begin To Write
Welcome to my tutorial on how to start writing. This tutorial isn't going to teach you the rules of grammar, or punctuation. Let's face it there is a plethora of such tutorials already out there. Instead, this tutorial is going to teach you the tools you can use to get a head start on writing.
You Are a Writer
First things first: acknowledge that you are already a writer. What? You're not? You could have fooled me. Let's face it; from the moment we're born, we're unwittingly taught to become writers. Language is one of the first tools we learn, and along with that, story telling. You may have never sat down and written a full-length novel, but I assure you, you are a writer.
Throw Out Your How-To Guides
The first thing you should do when you want to begin writing is throw out every dictionary, thesaurus, and writing guide you've ever owned. (Well put it away anyhow). I've found that one of the bigg
HOW TO ROLEPLAY.SO, YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST ROLEPLAYER EVARRR??!11?HOW TO ROLEPLAY.6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
HOW TO HAVE THE BEST ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE EVAR BY DAIOH--SAKURA AT DEVIANTART.COM.
DESCRIPTION: How to become a veteran roleplayer and general Jesus of RP.
You like roleplay, maybe. You go to forums on teh awesomest sites evar to play epic shit like Ninja High School as Naruto Uzumakis long-lost little sister, or Cat Boy Forest where you are a cat boy. In a forest.
Ever join a room and have nobody talk to you? Fill out tons of profiles and never get an acceptance message? Or--worst of all--get BOOTED or KICKED from the chat??!
If the answer to any of those questions are YES, take a look in the mirror son/hot stuff/baby because chances are; you are a TERRIBLE RP-er. Dont cry. Everyone sucks for a while, especially when they just start out.
Some players read the rules that the Nazi Generals AKA the mod
Daddy's got a shotgunDaddy's got the shotgun,Daddy's got a shotgun3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And it's scaring me a little bit.
But Mommy told me she was okay,
It was just red paint on the floor.
Daddy's got a shotgun,
And he's making lots of noise.
Like, BANG! BANG! BANG!
BITCH, GET OUT OF THE CLOSET,
BEFORE I SHOOT IT OUT FROM UNDER YOU!!
Daddy's got a shotgun,
And I'm real real scared now.
'Cause there's lots of BANG!s,
And Mommy's screaming.
But mommy said,
Stay under the bed.
Daddy's got a shotgun,
And now he's in my room.
Daddy's got a shotgun,
I don't know what to do.
Mommy stopped screaming.
There's red paint on Daddy's shoes.
I wanna scream, real real bad.
But Mommy said,
Don't make a sound.
I think Daddy's real real mad.
'Cause now he's pulling me out from under the bed.
He's spitting me in the face,
And slapping me in the face.
And Daddy's got his shotgun,
Stuck right under my chin.
I love you baby,
But mommy made me really mad.
So now we both have to live with it,
But I sa
The Last DetentionI've spent too many years sittingThe Last Detention3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the back of a classroom.
We see thousands of chalkboard faces
in the evening haze of rush hour traffic.
The nicest days of the year always happen
when our Teachers give us detention.
We can't be trusted to punish ourselves.
Grab a stick of chalk and begin.
100 times- I will not cheat on my husband.
100 times- I will not miss my nephew's soccer game so I can drink alone.
100 times- I will not leave smaller tips for the older, less attractive waitresses.
100 times- I will finally get the courage to kiss her tonight.
100 times- I will tell him it is over if he hits me again.
100 times- I will not be weak.
100 times- I will notice the sky today.
100 times- I will invite the widow in 5A to Christmas Dinner.
100 times- I will call my sister.
100 times- I will learn the difference between what is worth fighting for and what isn't.
100 times- I will ask my co worker how he is doing and actually care.
100 times- I will do more than just get by.
What if there
How To Write For villainsVillains the best staple of any adventure book, in my opinion. Whether it is a simple rival of our hero, or a sadist hell-bent on destroying humanity, they are almost always enjoyable to write for unless you go for the annoying jackass kind that always seems to win and remains incredibly smug about it, those are the villains that we hate.How To Write For villains4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In my time on the internetz, I've often found great pieces of literature sullied due to the fact that the villain was misrepresented. Sure, it is interesting to create a mad scientist or something incredibly creepy like Slenderman, but there are certain ways to write for them that just heightens the creepiness, coolness, or annoyingness depending on the villain type. So, I've decided to create a little guide on how I write for villains. This is not the "correct way" to write for villains, nor is it the "ONLY way", it's just the way I use.
What type of villain? There are many different types of villains. There is your comic b
Southern Hospitality"No mom, I'm fine, really." I insisted, balancing the phone between my cheek and my shoulder as I lifted another cardboard box.Southern Hospitality3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Nicole, I'm feeling very uneasy about this. I mean, a young girl, alone in a big house out in the country. Why couldn't Dexter be there tonight?"
I sighed, setting the box on the floor by my feet. "He's got one more meeting tomorrow morning, and then he's on the first flight to Georgia. I'm okay for one night, I promise. All I have to do is get my last two boxes in from the car, and I'm in for the night. Okay?"
"Well, okay. But just promise me to lock all the doors, and all the windows. It's a big house. I'd feel better if I knew you were completely safe."
I nodded, immediately feeling stupid when I realized she couldn't see me.
It was a pretty big house.
Dexter had insisted that when we were finally married, we would live in a big house in the country. This was all fine and dandy, minus the fact he was gone four out of seven days on
DO's and DON'Ts of OCsDOs and DONTs of Creating OCs.DO's and DON'Ts of OCs6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I'm not a brilliant or fantasmically talented writer, but I know a decent OC when I see one. Or at least a non-crappy one.
I think we know how this works. Here we go
1. DO Try to vary your OCs personalities. In the real world, if everyone had the same awesome, flawless character, life would be mind-numbingly BORING. Also, not everyone is nice/horrible/depressed/energetic all the time. (Unless, of course, you want to use that as a flaw.)
2. DONT get too hung up on making profiles for your characters. Profiles are for procrastinators who want to make a fantastic character without getting started on the actual story. I was guilty of it too, before I realised how boring filling out the same form over and over again was.
Try describing them in the story, THEN make notes to help you remember stupid boring details like their star-sign and eye colour so you dont accidentally change them halfway through the st
The Rules of FanfictionThe Rules of Fanfiction10 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
1. You are a writer. It does not matter that your form of writing is fanfiction – you are creating a piece of written art and therefore you are a writer. It will never be published outside of your personal webpage and DeviantArt but that isn't important. Your writing transcends the petty literary anthologies. Besides, who wants to be one of those kinds of writers? They're all just elitist snobs anyways.
2. When selecting a piece to write fanficiton about, make sure it is a well-known one. Plastering "FINAL FANTASY VII" all over the piece ensures that only dedicated fans look at it. Otherwise, you might wind up having one of those literary elitist snobs stumble across it, and we all know how they view fanfiction. Also, it ensures you an immediate fanbase. Selecting a relatively unknown work as your subject material means that only a select few will be able to read and comprehend it. &
Tips on Writing ProseLately, I've been noticing a disappointingly large number of people out there on deviantART who call themselves "writers", but are surprisingly clueless when it comes to honestly and clearly conveying a story in prose. In an effort to give them a hand up (and perhaps to reach out to other writers frustrated with our increasingly text message-happy culture), I am compiling a list of tips I think every writer should know.Tips on Writing Prose4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I won't pretend that I know everything on the subject (since I don't), but I've been told I'm a pretty decent writer, and I think I do sufficiently know my way around the English language. These tips won't automatically make you a good writer, but they're certainly good things to keep in mind as you write. These aren't rules, but hints.
As you can imagine, this list will very much be a work in progress, as there is plenty of information that hasn't been covered here and might be added later. Feel free to drop back in later to see if I've added anything new.
HeliopolisYou flew too close to the sun my friend.Heliopolis3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll tell you a secret. We worshipped
the sultry burn of liquid wax.
Praised how it dripped with the callous
uncertainty of a blood transfusion.
A candle light vigil plus an orgy.
It's always summer in the hell you made for me.
The sheer cold of sixty five degrees drove me mad.
All I can see are clay skinned women nursing
their babes with odious and bitter sweat.
Not even the devil would come
for a visit to this blistered land.
Fail me the way man failed to define evil.
It was my fault for putting the match in your hand,
God's fault for giving the Angels wings, and
your fault for being born on the wrong world.
The vulnerability of lavenderWe spite the sardonic and beautiful reportsThe vulnerability of lavender3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
about paths and cut our jagged lines into the night
and her spirit, our hipster music, notebooks drinking
tea, a lavender Earl Grey in the basement where we would rather
keep drinking than to see the stormclouds peel the yellowness
off the side of the building and spill it on the grass.
A girl's red scarf is smoking the silence readily
and steady like her, conducive to her runaway charm,
and last night my neighbor and I drank half a bottle
of Belvedere and talked about the stars on his ceiling
and the electronica phages latching onto time, so already.
It's four in the afternoon and I'm writing articles on poverty
that become the poetry of our Thursday nights:
counting the cards and betting we'll fall.
ResearchSome writers frequently delete browsing history.Research2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The Symphony of The Deaf'There is no such thing as a true love story,' sighed the girl, 'There is only tragedy or farce.'The Symphony of The Deaf3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her friend looked up sceptically, 'You've been reading too much Shakespeare,' he said.
'No...' she murmured, 'I've been watching too much of the real world.'
The boy stood up, and began to pace, 'Reality is a lie, it's an overly used and neglected cliché of a half truth. To find the lovers you so clearly seek, you have to turn to something more obscure...'
It was the girl's turn to look doubting, 'More obscure...?'
'More obscure,' pointed out the boy, 'But more true. Look at the sea and the sky, they have never been parted. Every day they mirror each other's emotions from speckled pink innocence to a bloody red lustfulness. The two of them are locked in a continual embrace... have you ever seen a more well suited couple?'
'And yet they have such spiteful, growling arguments,' the girl fiercely objected, 'The sea lashes out and abu
What If?"Hello."What If?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"What's up? How are you?"
No one honestly wants to know how you are,
Because if you told the truth
They'd feel burdened.
You don't want to answer honestly,
Because "What If's" are racing through your head.
What if they don't care?
Well, you'll be more alone,
than you already are.
Are you willing to risk that?
What if they laugh and say "Ha. Funny joke." ?
They don't think you could be anything but happy
But your happy face is far from the truth, it's a well worn mask.
Can you live with them not believing? Could you laugh along?
What if they tell other people?
You'd be a freak and a target for evil jokes
Everything would get worse, and your trust will be shattered.
Can you get more broken?
What if they tell your parents?
Then they'll want to talk. They will never understand.
You'll be a crazy and forced to see a therapist...or worse.
Could you live through the looks on their faces?
What if the person you confide in is scared?
You will lose the person you thought you coul
Society's feat.When childhood memories go running away.Society's feat.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you've grown up, and it's not ok to live off your dreams you once held so dear.
The innocent times, we all seem to cherish.
When is it ok to live them again?
Society looks down on us, for trying to return to those times.
For trying to live a life filled with innocence, but we find joy in killing this thing callled
Or maybe that's just me.
Purity is gone by the time the clock strikes twelve, or maybe sooner.
We cannot tell anymore..
The media filling our thoughts, with images that haunt our nights.
With fate around the corner, to rape us of the childhood,
to kill it.
Kill our joy.
But, there is nothing we can do.
For the fact is, everyone becomes human at one point.
It's something nobody sadly, can change.
New Kid In ToonTown Pt 1Heres the first part of the new series ToonSchool! Heres the first episode (or chapter) to the series New Kid in ToonTown! Heres the plotNew Kid In ToonTown Pt 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Plot: Jimmy moves into ToonTown with his family where he starts to attend ToonSchool. He first makes friends with Danny, whos his neighbor, and he makes new friends as well as Danny gives out a tour. Everyone begins to like the new kid except for few people who wants Jimmy to be expelled from ToonSchool even doing something that could put the school and everyone in danger of it
Thats the plot. And heres Part One of the first story new Kid in ToonTown!
New Kid in ToonTown: Part one
A young 10-year-old boy watches some Machoke and other movers take out the furniture out of the truck and into the house. The boy had fudgy brown hair in a swirling hairdo, blue eyes, and wore a red shirt with a yellow neutron symbol on it, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
This was Retrovilles bo
A guide to DeviantArt popularityAlright. I've actually planned on this article for weeks now. A little too long maybe. But now I feel I can't let it sit in a folder on my computer unfinished and take up space. It has to come out, especially after having read an article about something similar, but written in such an arrogant manner.A guide to DeviantArt popularity7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So many people come to this community. Some just to browse, and most come here to have a place to display their artwork and get feedback. Many want to be "popular". But honestly, what does that mean? Lots of attention, favorites, watchers, and what everyone seems to want and think their art deserves, a Daily Deviation feature? Some go as far as to attack and belittle other artists for having more pageviews than them, or getting more comments. Is that what the word "popularity" means? I think that word is misunderstood and misused.
Here are a few simple suggestions/steps that will help you become a better fellow deviant, get more attention and increase your popularity:
Connor: Paternal Affection‘Of my father there is no sign. And I am glad of it.’Connor: Paternal Affection2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He looked down at the supine form on the barren cot and told himself that he should be feeling something. This was his son, after all. There should be some feeling, some twinge of a paternal instinct. But there was nothing. The man lying in front of him, pale and bandaged about the lower chest, was anathema. He was his enemy. He was one of the other Brotherhood, the one they’d been fighting with for centuries, the one that believed in freedom, justice and peace.
His enemy was one of the Assassins.
His enemy was his son.
He sighed, his hands falling to his sides. O Ziio, if only you had not turned me away, Haytham Kenway thought, his eyes picking up the boy’s similarities to the one woman he had really loved and respected. She’d had hidden strengths, had Ziio: conviction, an imperious will, stubbornness to see her plans through. Her son – their son (he should be honest with himself at least)
In Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal AbuseIn Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal AbuseIn Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal Abuse3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Lady Gaga: She's probably one of the most polarizing pop culture figures of our day. To some, she's nothing more than a fame hound or a sign of the Christian apocalypse, to others, she's the reason they are still alive. I am on the latter half of that spectrum. Countless times she has came through my speakers, pulled me by my hair and out of the funk I was in. I am a proud Little Monster.
I really hate people who post rude comments about Lady Gaga. I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but don't be rude! She is a person just like you with feelings. She may not see what you said about her, but you still look like an ass. People are biased against her. Why does Nicki Minaj get away with her own antics and Gaga doesn't? I haven't heard of Minaj charitable actions. Some even think you're stupid and/or have bad taste because you like Lady Gaga. We've been bullied by our peers enough, thank you very much. It's not just the homosexual
My Writing Process: Fanficsfleets' Guide to Writing Long FanfictionMy Writing Process: Fanfics4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I was asked what I do to organize my stories, and I thought it would be useful to write it all out (for myself, too). As a disclaimer, I am by no means perfect at following these little guidelines or writing the best stories. This is what I do, for anyone who was curious.
Start with the characters
I always start planning my stories by thinking of what character(s) I want to write about. (Vaati~!)
Okay, so I have a character I want to write about. Maybe even two. But what's going to happen to them? Now I have to
Think about the Plot, and Think about it some More
I can't stress this enough. One of the worst things you can do is start writing a story without knowing clearly what the plot is going to be. No one wants to read a story that doesn't have a plot: it's not going to be interesting! Also, you will become confused on where to focus the story and thus you will confuse your readers. And they will not be happy about that