Writing Fan Fiction

The writing community has some wide-ranging opinions about fan fiction, and many people who write it themselves have conflicted feelings. “Is this stealing?” some ask. Others grapple with how much time they spend on it wondering, “Is this a...

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Writing Exercises for Super Fans

Fanfiction is writing original content based on the work of another artist. Many people invest incredible time and energy into their fanfiction projects, and the potential variations are endless. This post is not to explain what it is, who...

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6 Techniques to Freshen Up Classic Stories

We are seeing a world of revivals for old stories (some not even that old). If someone wants to gripe about this, see "Are There No New Ideas?" and "Are There No Original Ideas?". Right now, we could all...

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Adding a New Character – Part 2

A new character has to appear in an existing work of fiction. Sometimes this is in a fan fiction, other times this is in a sequel or prequel. Other times, the thought comes to mind “this would be much better...

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Adding A New Character – Part 1

Few things throw writing into the spotlight like revision. One of the more major changes that can be made to a story is inserting a new character into an already existing story as if they had been there from...

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