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Reposting storys under a different age rate. (12)

1 Name: captinifeelwozey : 2010-08-09 08:52 ID:VHKEQmam

I am currently writing a story, one for teenagers and one for adults. The adult story will detail sex scenes and the teen story will have mild or no sex scenes, this is the only difference between storys, thus rating the storys differently.

Can anyone confirm if it will be against fanfiction rules if I post the story twice for these purposes?

3 Name: tiger002 : 2010-08-09 12:08 ID:54DEBUUE

I've seen some people post the M rated scenes separate from the main story that way if people want to read those they can but they won't be in the story itself.

4 Name: captinifeelwozey : 2010-08-10 03:03 ID:+uEZUuTZ

Uh! Ok perhaps I could post the Teen version on one website and the adult on another instead. Such as the teen rated on Quizilla and the adult rated on fanfiction. That would work! sort of...

5 Name: KillerMay : 2010-08-12 08:51 ID:q63QnAML

Like Tiger002 said, most people will post the T-rated story and then only the M-rated scenes as a separate story.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2010-08-12 17:13 ID:rbEqfil3

The teens will probably just read the M-rated stuff anyway.

7 Name: FM : 2010-08-13 08:13 ID:1ll1a3Zk

>>1 stories.

8 Name: SerialAuthor : 2010-09-19 17:03 ID:TWPAzyfa

>>1 No, I don't think it will, but most people will bypass it anyway and read the Adult version.

9 Name: fan-to-fictiob : 2010-12-15 09:34 ID:XfGlNr+h

>> Well, in the fanfiction rules it is stated you cannot post a fic with the same content twice (even if it is meant like that)

You have to either decide to keep the full version and put it in M or change the content so it suits another age category.

A lot of writers also post the full M story on another website like Adultfanfiction or something.

10 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-15 19:48 ID:btDNR4CB

When FF.net was on a deleting frenzy, I protected myself by posting on two different sites.

If I had a mature story to post, I would post an edited version on FF.net and just direct people to the unedited version on AFF.net. Though a lot people whined and moaned, it was mostly because their internet filtering program wouldn't let them go there... >_> Which was the whole point. So, I always thought it looked good, even if I got less hits and a lot of complaints.

11 Name: Noc and NC : 2013-01-03 15:25 ID:jdHf4z7Z

I have a story which is written with a T rating, but as I am an adult I sometimes like to delve into more mature themes as well, so I created an M rated companion story from another character's viewpoint that runs alongside the main story. I usually retell important moments that happen in the main story or use it to bridge together main scenes with extra events, but the page content is always original (except for when characters are speaking, although the things they say are sometimes delivered differently depending on who's viewpoint I'm writing from).

I've found it really enjoyable so far.

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Wats-ur-favrit-Kool Aid-Flavor??? (36)

1 Name: Duxatrum : 2010-04-11 14:36 ID:cwfiPrNN

i hav 2 no!!!1 im quite partial 2 most flavas, maiself.

(sorry, my friend; it just had to be done...)

27 Name: DuxAtrum : 2010-07-21 07:23 ID:2GTYw5cQ

>>24 Well, ya see, if you can't believe this is one here then that's because GOOD! IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON HERE! YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY! BECAUSE THIS THREAD WAS MADE AS A JOKE! IN RESPONSE TO A HUMOROUS EXAMPLE IN ANOTHER THREAD CHASTISING PEOPLE FOR PUTTING THREADS IN THE WRONG LOCATIONS! AND TAKING IT SERIOUSLY MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A TOOL! AND

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28 Name: Anonymous : 2010-07-21 10:18 ID:cwfiPrNN

... Hmm. I think we broke Dux...

Oh dear.

29 Name: Ozuchi-Kozuchi : 2010-12-16 18:13 ID:Xzpd6a5I

This has been another, Random Thread.

Don't die Dux! Whomever you may be. The Kool-aid just ate their brains.

Anyone up for a Kool-aid fic? =P

30 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-17 05:47 ID:35szL+3A

Old Skool Fruit Punch, Biznitches. >o

31 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-17 09:04 ID:cwfiPrNN

I am afraid I am not familiar with that mode of address.

32 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-12-20 21:23 ID:qFmVRWgh

well, i happen to be an American, and Kool-Aid is nothing serious to go insane over..Though it is agonizingly addictive to some (me), i wouldn't give anything up for the drink....

However, I think the orange and cherry flavors are the best

33 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-12-21 04:53 ID:WG6xQ/Wa

head-desk

34 Name: kohaku-chan : 2010-12-28 00:35 ID:EeGutnLV

Ha, what a stupid-
PINK LEMONADE! xD
Don't judge me...

35 Name: Ore-sama : 2011-01-01 11:17 ID:gJeYRobK

Palm, meet face. Face, meet palm. I'll leave you two to get acquainted with one another.

I was hoping no one would take this seriously... ^^; It's alright, doubt...you will be avenged...

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Beta Reader! (49)

1 Name: captinifeelwozey : 2010-05-05 10:41 ID:tgbb4Puh

Im sure I'm not the only one who is a bit confused about having/being a Beta reader! So could people please explain the whys?, hows? and whens? of beta reading!

I think it will be very helpful.
Thanks :D

40 Name: Bola : 2010-07-31 14:07 ID:Dpk4Oyu4

>>39 I do too. :)

41 Name: Anonymous : 2010-07-31 20:16 ID:vqt7JMF8

... I just realised that the 36th poster's name was 'Lady'. I thought you two were imitating Columbo's manner of speech. And that didn't strike me as an unusual occurrence, or even one that required an explanation.

What the hell is wrong with my brain?

42 Name: Vaneskera : 2010-12-25 22:24 ID:3FwFCFrs

I have a beta and I beta for one person. My beta checks my work and helps me with any wonky sentence structure, but thats it. I have my best friend who I tell everything too who helps with plot and stuff. My beta and I aren't extremely close, its extremely formal but it works.

Being a beta for the other person was a totally different matter entirely. I let her decide how everything's going to work, and I help with plot holes, character defects, and technical stuff. I'm also much closer with her.

43 Name: ripan : 2010-12-30 18:02 ID:jHtqJVtQ

I asked a question/advice on another thread about betas. Good advice but still have not found anyone willing to beta for me.
I had thought to put in a plea on my bio on fanfic?
I do spend a lot of time and care reworking my fics but mistakes are bound to slip through.
My stories are, I believe, not unpopular but I am always trying to improve and a little help would go a long way.
Suggestions?
Help?
Advice?
Please?

44 Name: fan-to-fiction : 2010-12-31 10:57 ID:qxq1NkVf

>>43 What is your profile on ff.net?

45 Name: ripan : 2010-12-31 11:31 ID:jHtqJVtQ

>>44
Thanks.
I spent near an hour last night going through more beta profiles. I have made contact with someone who (whom?) I like their writing and I have had a reply. So fingers crossed we can work together.
Oh, its, aliencatt on ff.net
Cheers.

46 Name: ripan : 2010-12-31 11:52 ID:jHtqJVtQ

>>45
my own I know...laugh
(someone who's writing I like.) sounds better... smile

47 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-09-28 12:35 ID:f203Qe+m

>>46

Except it should be "whose" and not "who's". -grin-

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Originality (5)

1 Name: EvilFuzzy9 : 2010-08-05 11:39 ID:fCH0aeeO

Here's a thought exercise for you guys:

As it is said in Ecclesiastes 1: 9

That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.

Now, with this said, what makes something original? Discuss.

2 Name: ... : 2010-08-05 13:35 ID:/RDUGFOm

Taking that which is old, and tricking people (perhaps including oneself) into thinking it's new.

3 Name: Mx4 : 2010-08-06 16:12 ID:0AcposLn

There really is nothing new. The only way for originality is to put a new spin on real life situations or taking an idea, tweaking it a small bit and calling it your own. You can also call something 'original' if you mash multiple things together to create something new. We are not original creations, though, and therefore we are not exactly original with our ideas. We think we are very creative, but not actually. We make things that are not original, but are unique. We are inspired by the things around us and therefore creat from that inspiration.

4 Name: Mx4 : 2010-08-06 16:12 ID:0AcposLn

There really is nothing new. The only way for originality is to put a new spin on real life situations or taking an idea, tweaking it a small bit and calling it your own. You can also call something 'original' if you mash multiple things together to create something new. We are not original creations, though, and therefore we are not exactly original with our ideas. We think we are very creative, but not actually. We make things that are not original, but are unique. We are inspired by the things around us and therefore creat from that inspiration.

5 Name: kohaku-chan : 2010-12-28 00:42 ID:iUo++hp4

Gosh, I'm not sure where to ponder the definition of originality now or to actually talk about it....

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Pet Peeves (12)

1 Name: Wings of Silver Rain : 2010-11-11 18:39 ID:fIGONzQs

Does anyone get incredibly bothered when someone makes obvious and multiple grammatical errors? Call me an English teacher, but it really gets on my nerves.
Or am I the only one... -_-'

3 Name: Haley : 2010-11-18 22:51 ID:Jc0a9Gry

It bothers me when some one it writing a story like Harry Potter and spell the names wrong like Malfuy or Slitherin

4 Name: Clockwork : 2010-11-20 18:38 ID:2ec78FhD

I don't mind them to much, in fact I find them rather amusing at times. I believe I noticed one so bad I almost fell out of my chair.

but if I had to choose one, I would be the addition of "..." to the end of every sentence just to make it look more dramatic. No that's not what it means, why does everybody think that it is!?

5 Name: Bitch Goddess : 2010-11-22 21:30 ID:qGy9wUp6

I don't know that I have any one specific thing, but I really hate when you're reading a story and you can tell the person hasn't even run a spell check on it. Y'know, 'nad' instead of 'and', or forgetting periods at the end of sentences, and so on. That really drives me crazy.

6 Name: ano : 2010-11-26 10:44 ID:MAAe4es4

it annoys the crap out of me when someone spells Grimmjaw instead of Grimmjow..I mean if you hear it like that okay..but you can read everywhere it's written as Grimmjow. just cases like this really

7 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-01 18:44 ID:a3uWyZL1

I try to have sympathy for people with bad spelling or people who mess up their homonyms and stuff. But, like Goddess said, when it's obvious they didn't even spellcheck, it's pretty depressing. I type really fast, so I often miss little things and fly right over them. So, I always feel like I have no room to talk. But, then again. That's why Beta Readers are so very helpful. ;o;

As for my personal pet peeves.
Well, the biggest one would be no double spacing between paragraphs (like, there is not way to distinguish paragraphs because there are no indentations or double spacing). It doesn't matter how great a story sounds, if all the paragraphs have been run together like that, I instantly click out of it and kind of wish I could take my hit back. I don't even really want them to get that stat on their story.

Other than that, people who are writing yummy steamy stories, have this really awesome in depth foreplay, and this rush through the sex with as little description and action as possible and then drag out the after glow. I'm always like, "Wow, you have just revealed to me that you are fourteen years old. I feel dirty."

8 Name: Ozuchi-Kozuchi : 2010-12-16 18:04 ID:qfWgUVol

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a grammar-nazi. I can take little slip ups here and there, but when your have to try and decipher what they've written, I click out. That and extreme OOC-ness when it's not a crack-fic.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-17 09:16 ID:eJCCB9eV

Thank you for the long-awaited proof that the Nazis performed in plays in Ancient Greece.

10 Name: Tiffany Li : 2010-12-20 16:18 ID:eoPIxeF5

Well, there's a lot. I hate cluttered paragraphs. Even a wonderful story does not compensate for that. I don't have best grammar ever (hence that statement that was just, well, stated) but it's really annoying to read stories with no spell-check at all.

11 Name: kohaku-chan : 2010-12-28 00:27 ID:MXTeOjFi

What i find myself hating most is when people start something they can't finish. They put a chapter or two of something decent, or at least has a really good plot or idea, and they never return. (what no more? But-but... The last time you updated was two years ago? .....-_-)
Also when people repeat things over like we're a bunch of idiots, as well as people writing things like PWP and they're way too young, and when the story gets too complicated.

12 Name: ripan : 2010-12-30 12:44 ID:m4YZDcLj

>>7 Sorry, but the last comment about the rushed sex scene really made me laugh. I totally agree with you.

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Little Writing Exercises You do for Fun (3)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-02 18:17 ID:pvWzRE2W

Exactly what it says on the tin. This is copypasta'd from a Word Doc of mine. I write these little thingies (or sometimes script-like conversations between my characters) to get into their heads, and to get a collection of documents that I can read if I come back to writing something after a while, so that I can remind myself of their circumstances and how they were feeling. I find them lotsa fun; watching things play out in your head is enjoyable, but it's nice to have pieces you can come back to. Warning: it's long-ish.
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So… TRP is currently focusing on Ammy and Lia a lot, so I figured I should try and write something getting into Ammy’s head. We’ll see how it goes, I guess. (S’been a while since one of these, huh? :))

I… I don’t know how to begin. Everything I put looks awkward, and while that may be the point (Amy gave this book to me. She said to write whenever I needed to get stuff out of my system- it was a nice gesture, and I feel duty-bound to give it a try, but I’m not really the writing sort… not… Oh, God, I’m crying again), I don’t think it’s helping much.

I need to get a grip. I really need to get a grip. I’m effectively in control of the world. It’s no use telling myself that I’m too young, that I have too much to cope with (And everyone else is coping, so what excuse do I have?); I’m the only one who can do it and I need to get a bloody grip. The crying’s got to stop, for a start. I can’t go three seconds without crying at the moment. Everyone’s being so patient about it, so kind to me, but I know I’m… not irritating them, but… scaring them, I guess.
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2 Name: DuxAtrum : 2010-06-15 10:01 ID:ncw40KFI

It'd be nice if we could know what the hell 'TRP' is. The fandom? The creator of the fandom? What fandom is it from, anyway?

Anyway, as far as an introspection piece, it's not bad. It's not too cheesy and there's a few lines that are nice enough, but there's nothing particularly powerful. It's not really that attention-grabbing. (Also, who the hell writes "Oh God I'm crying again" in their diary? Wouldn't the narrative just break off awkwardly in the middle of a word or something and then maybe continue on a new paragraph depending or not they remembered where they were?)

Oh, and you should put commas inside the quotation marks. As in: 'Move on,' people say.

I did like the "I have to" vs. "I can't" contrast, though.

3 Name: Persephone : 2011-02-27 07:15 ID:sHsYP+GS

This is really cool. You just gotta be careful abbout your grammar! There are several run on sentences that distract me every time.
But other than this you've got a pretty good story, it just needs a few touch ups. So, you should go through another draft and then post it.

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Too Popular? (20)

1 Name: Katsuke : 2010-11-14 18:58 ID:NUx82fDG

Hi there guys! I'm Katsuke, but please call me Katsu, because it get's annoying typing out "Katsuke" all the time.

Anyway, I don't wanna sound like a glob of jealous green jell-o over here, but have you ever looked at a fan fiction (or several) then looked over the author and realized that maybe they're TOO popular? I mean, of course, their story might be great and all(and I'm not saying that their writing particularly sucks or anything), but sometimes doesn't an author seem like they're getting too much attention for their work?
I understand if the story/author has been around for a couple years and has just racked up some fans, but when you start seeing the mentioning of their names everywhere that pertains to the series they write about, it gets quite annoying, to say the least.
It makes me think that the fans of that series read other fan fictions and compare them to those of the famed author. I feel that it's a little unfair, but I don't discriminate against them. However, I feel that they're part of a never ending fad, like Justin Bieber or Twilight.

Anyone else feel the same?

11 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-01 18:33 ID:vcySBKDN

It's just the way that the dynamics of most sites work. Like, what fandoms do you write for, what pairing, how long are your stories, how often do you update. All these things factor into how many hits and how many people begin to follow you.

For instance, I tend to write for very strange little corners of fandom. But, every once in a while, I'll misjudge how big a fandom is, or post a story from when the fandom was not very popular and get an explosion of hits and reviews. And, it sort of staggers me. For instance, my first fanfic was a very short and badly written one shot. But, it was Naru/Sasuke of the Naruto fandom. Even though it's only a oneshot and I've written many longer and better written stories since, it's still one of my top stories, in stats, on FF.net.

Personally, I find that vaguely deplorable. But, that's just the way the water flows, baby.

12 Name: fan-to-fictiob : 2010-12-15 09:44 ID:TVMAIlF0

Sometimes there are writers in my fandom getting a lot of praise while in reality they are actually trolls or people who don't even spell check. Those are people who don't really deserve the popularity, but if the readers like it then don't till too hard. I mean, as long as you enjoy your own hobby and writing you shouldn't let it get to you.

I myself look up to a couple of very good writers. Those writers make me want to improve myself always and that works.

I don't think it's annoying. I mean, what if you were one of the popular writers I doubt you would mind the attention much.
Plus, there need to be people who are more popular than others, it's just in the human nature to find a leader of some sort, even if it is in the form of someone you like the writing from.

13 Name: Marth : 2010-12-16 01:14 ID:tpDMYmsb

>>12 I recognize that my original post didn't make this clear, but I agree with you, at least broadly. I'll admit that I have moments of "Ugh, why do people like this writer?" but I don't begrudge them their level of popularity. The popular authors in my fandom whom I hate, I hate because I find them personally odious, and I would still hate them if no one reviewed them. In fact, now that I think about it, I also hate a good handful of unpopular authors, again for personal rather than fic-related reasons. I guess I'm just a hater. XD

Mostly, my problem with saying that some authors don't deserve their popularity is that it's a really off-putting sentiment on a personal level. Reviews are great. I like reviews. But as soon as anyone starts talking about how the number of reviews someone gets is unfair (especially if they couple it with "I should be getting more reviews,"), I immediately like/respect that person less. That's mean, I know, but I can't help it.

It doesn't help that one of the popular authors I hate is a jealous little bitch in this respect. He goes on forums and complains that he doesn't get enough reviews to people who get significantly fewer reviews than he does. Whining about someone being too popular/you (general you) not being popular enough always puts me in mind of this guy.

14 Name: fan-to-fiction : 2010-12-16 06:39 ID:DLtHJ7eZ

>>13 Thanks for clearing it up. Now I understand your point better.

Yeah, I do get the point you're trying to explain. And frankly, yes it can be annoying. But I don't really care much about the quantity of reviews.
I would rather have one review giving me a whole lot of CC than a thousand reviews saying 'omg plz update!!'.

I understand what you mean, but still I don't get the fact that people care about that. I mean, so what if someone is more popular, so what if that popular guy rants about not being popular enough and so what if they really are just annoying people.

Ignore the people you don't like (most often they don't like you either so it's simple) and cherish the few reviews the unpopular you (general you) gets.

15 Name: Vaneskera : 2010-12-25 22:14 ID:I/kQcMY8

I beta for someone who may have gotten it too her head, but she's also giving the fans what the want in our ship. Fluff and an OOC male.

Meanwhile, I work for hours on a single short chapter, keep extremely in character, and have like, five different people reading it before the beta even sees it too point out any plot holes, etc, and I get about four hundred less reviews that her.

But I can't complain, and shouldn't with almost 300, but it is depressing.

16 Name: ripan : 2010-12-30 12:33 ID:VX5yU7Kl

Hey, I've just been reading this thread and I thought, yes, I know exactly what you mean.

On the site I post, I can't get over the amount of reviews on one, never ending story, which has no plot, no grammer but lots of badly written smut. (I read it after reading the reviews. I was expecting something good!)Then i carried on as I was trying to understand why it was so popular, where as other writers who obviously spend a great deal of time, on plot and spelling checks and actual story, get hardly any responses.

It continues to be a mystery to me.

I also understand the comment about the pre-pubescent teens, (laugh) I had one reviewer that told me that my writing was basically crap because I had writen that one character thought the other was better looking! I got a right ticking off for that, she disagreed, and she will "no longer tollerate reading your work!" It still makes me laugh, once I got over my initial shock.(At least I hope it was a pre pubescent teen!)

17 Name: Anonymous : 2011-01-04 06:39 ID:OFXIgi6I

Alas it often happens with authors who don't deserve the attention at all. They often possess poor writing skills and can only develop a really lousy storyline. BUT...their writing is so simplistic and has so much teen romance, that it appeals to young teen audience. The also tend to leave reviews which suck as much as the story itself ))
P.S. Stephany Meyer's terrible books are a good example of this phenomenon btw.

18 Name: Renica : 2011-02-10 15:09 ID:J2HvTTlG

>>11 I know how you feel, man. My most popular fanfic is one for a series I don't even like any more, while fanfic's I've worked really hard on are just... ignored.

>>17 THANK YOU. Lord, I cannot STAND Twilight!

19 Name: Ambezua : 2011-02-16 15:02 ID:BufJygC/

What I find very irritating is that although I have written a few FanFiction pieces, and at the time I thought they were reasonably good, when I look back on the ones which get the most reviews/hits the ones I now see as the most deplorable tend to get the most attention.

Perhaps its just the fact the people dislike my highly descriptive style, or perhaps they see the lines and lines of text and their minds shout out: "OH HECK NO..." or something to that extent... but it seems that the more stale and simple I write, the more people seem to like it.

Honestly, I would prefer it if people would read and comment on my original works which I have posted on FictionPress, but they have never actually gotten even a tenth of the traffic (and a tiny fraction of the reviews) as my FanFiction works.

All-in-all, the situation is quite depressing since the harder I work on a story to make it deep, descriptive, and well planned, the more people just pass it over or ignore it. I write for the satisfaction of the process, but also for the enjoyment others can take away from my writing... if no one is reading my works, what's the point of writing them, right?

Although there are some writers that I certainly admire, and a few who originally inspired me to write, I wish to grow as a writer and develop my style... Unfortunately, that's hard to due when my stories only get so little traffic.

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20 Name: Chikanpo : 2011-02-23 19:41 ID:5B+9m8AD

I agree with pretty much everything said on this thread so far.

I know a couple authors in my fandom that randomly get just a ton of reviews, and personally, they're nice. But the stories... I don't really have the heart to tell them, but they're not that great. I point out things they can do to improve, but that's it.

As for mine, the lame quick ones I wrote out a while ago get a ton of traffic. It's strange. I wrote a tragedy one recently, and only got one review: "O.O" I have no clue whether it was good or not, since it was my first time writing a tragedy.

Another thing, I have a story I planned out for a long time, and I really liked it, but it seems to just be skimmed over. The few people that do review it, I am very grateful too, seeing as chapter 4 had gotten no reviews whatsoever.

As for the original topic about really popular fanfiction writers, there aren't really any in my fandom. There are a couple of well known ones, but no one author is constantly mentioned. So I guess I don't really know what you're talking about since I haven't seen it yet.

If there was something like that in my fandom, I don't know if I'd be annoyed or not lol. Possibly, but I don't know.

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Page layout! (8)

1 Name: captinifeelwozey : 2010-07-20 06:04 ID:0KAr7Mk5

Is it just me or is it anoying when you upload your chapter, fanfiction changes it so that when you view it, it's streached out across the screen and looks nothing like say... a book! I wish we could upload it so that it looks like a PDF file.

So does anyone know how to change it so that its a bit easyer on the eye for reading?

2 Name: Bola : 2010-07-20 09:55 ID:aJowcNbn

I'm afraid not. I however wish, too.

3 Name: ?YouKnowWho? : 2010-07-26 20:49 ID:2IUVi5Ym

I'm not quite sure how to change to PDF, but this might help.

When you start reading a fanfic, there is a set of options above the 'chapter navigation' in the top-right (which displays the chapter name).

These options include: Change Font, Increase/Decrease Font Size, Change Chapter Format (from wide to thin), Change Spacing, Change from Reading on White with Black Text to Vica-Versa.

Hope that helps.

4 Name: captinifeelwozey : 2010-07-28 02:25 ID:JbUGhPsJ

So it does! That has definatly helped! changing the chapter format to thin works well enough.

5 Name: Banzai : 2010-11-28 14:27 ID:8hQASkJX

I wish there were more variety of typefaces as there's only 2 which I find easy to read with, and they're getting boring. More serif fonts would be nice.

6 Name: Ymmiekay : 2011-01-18 17:41 ID:NNWmfLFV

I personally think that bad stories are reviewed to be flamed. :| Like My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie/y, imma wiserd, and Your Life With Ron Weasley.
They all get tons of "bad" reviews because those stories are really just spamming the site.
But I also know that my stories, which were written poorly and too quickly, unbeta'd, and posted, got a lot of wonderful reviews. I couldn't tell you why for my whole life, but I'm not complaining ;D
-Ymmiekay

7 Name: Bitch Goddess : 2011-02-07 22:56 ID:AJCj5t1g

Does anyone else have a problem with getting symbols and such to stay in the chapter when it's posted?
For example, I'm changing scenes or POV and I put a small line of asteriks or something, and when I post it on ff.net they disappear.
Any advice?

8 Name: Anmylica : 2011-02-20 20:44 ID:Razdce/6

I usually use just a line in the place of asterisks, Bitch Goddess. I find that FF.Net has really crunched down on creativity in that respect, so I just use that feature in their editor.

~Anmylica

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'Recasting' shows (2)

1 Name: Zell : 2011-01-03 07:08 ID:/WGqa4Ez

If anyone checks on my profile, they'll see that currently, I have several ideas in the works for recasting things with a different cast of characters (ex Star Trek with SSBB characters). I do not know, however, if I would annoy fans or something. Any advice?

2 Name: Yumi : 2011-02-04 19:47 ID:GfyMVi2u

Well, how much re-casting are you planning on doing, and what exactly does that mean? If it's a matter of leaving the storyline alone and simply replacing characters (and as such changing the roles' reaction to things to suit the new character) I would bet people who know both series would find it really, really entertaining.

Hah, this makes me think or how amazing it would be to see the Next Generation cast living though an episode of Eureka. :DD

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Tips you would give to any author (86)

1 Name: LASER : 2010-03-31 14:55 ID:enp3ZjkW

Any and all tips that you deem an important part of writing

I'll start with don't satre at a blank piece of paper or a white screen when you're stuck with ideas, get as much of your writing done away from the computer otherwise it's easy to lose your drive while sorting out technical issues and errors and whatnot

77 Name: ... : 2010-09-16 11:16 ID:nCQoW32r

Okay, at this point I lol'd:

"Stephen King: Shall I tell you again how the Dark Tower ends?
Darren: oh God why do you have to hurt me so bad
Stephen King: You have been camping on my lawn for the past four days.
Darren: BUT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH"

So true.

I did wonder if 'Cirque du Freak' was as bad as 'The Demonata Nonsensical Tomfoolery'. Apparently so.

Scarily, there are even worse children's horror authors out there. I pity any child who has the misfortune to stumble across this dross:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vampyr-legion-Legendeer-Alan-Gibbons/dp/1858818354

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78 Name: Marth : 2010-09-17 23:16 ID:7O5rI8Tb

Guys. We're talking about terrible children's horror authors, and no one's brought up Stine yet? What's wrong with you people?

79 Name: ... : 2010-09-18 03:20 ID:i4+8wzNr

Ah, the difference is that nobody tries to pretend that Stine's work is actually good (and the Goosebumps books, at least, are aimed at a slightly younger demographic). There has been much unjustified Shangirling/Shanboying on these boards; I have been meaning to address it for some time.

(Not that I am excusing Stine; I am just explaining why I find him a little less irritating than Shan.)

80 Name: Figure.10 : 2010-10-16 20:00 ID:+Xa8Fw7j

Write with someone who you respect and like.

81 Name: prussia's-germany : 2010-12-20 16:40 ID:lnSsqBuD

i think that an author should focus on writing one story at a time, because if you have several to update (like i do) you pick favorites and tend to only update your most popular ones and the newest ones.

for some reason, when i write chapters, i tend to write without having things planned out.

82 Name: Zell : 2010-12-22 13:51 ID:Wk7qwxnj

My thoughts are that you should write, no matter how stupid you think your idea is. As a matter of fact, that's how I got EJTB started, and look at it today! It's my most popular fic!

83 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-22 20:31 ID:nCQoW32r

84 Name: SoundzofSilence : 2010-12-22 22:33 ID:6seHZ9aZ

My advice to any author or anyone who wants to be an author is:

a) when you write something, have someone else edit it, someone who is trustworthy and critical. If you don't have friends or co-workers you can trust to edit what you wrote, don't look at what you've written for a period of time (a few days, a week, or a month) and read through it again

b) research your topic and be as accurate as possible (if you're going to BS something, do it well and make it convincing)

c) remember your readers aren't in your head. They might not know what you know and they haven't been beside you while you researched. For example, your audience might not know that Naruto is a descendent of the Uzumaki clan, a clan that specializes in seals. Explain that fact. Don't assume your readers have been keeping current on their reading, but don't oversimplify the explanation or it's insulting.

d) read a lot. Reading other authors' work can inspire you and, depending on what you read, helps improve your vocabulary and writing skills. If you like how someone writes, you might try imitating their style.

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85 Name: Anonymous : 2011-01-04 06:55 ID:kRBphZgy

  1. Don't write about something you have a very vague idea about (that includes sex scenes btw)))
  2. Don't beg for reviews or blackmail readers ("need 10 reviews before I post next chapter")
  3. Get a beta. Even if you are writing in your native language.
  4. Never (ever, ever!) put author comments in the middle of a story
  5. Don't create important OCs unless you are really good at writing. They will end up being Mary Sues.
  6. Don't just write. Read. That helps a lot.
  7. Don't make main characters superheros or give them super-powers (unless you are writing about them of course). The moment I spot a super-Harry or super-Naruto I know right away - the author is very young and immature. Huge giveaway )) Also those stories suck big time.

86 Name: WolfsLegend : 2011-01-10 10:38 ID:2osFZTg5

Hmmm... I agree to all advice mentioned above and...

~Always do your best to not get ahead of your typing(or let your thoughts go all out crazy) if so then your story will become too abrupt, have a lot of errors, and will seem less of a story(but if this occurs, at least you can always go over and change it).

~Another thought, speaking with an author is a big help too. You can easily find authors by searching near the back or front of a book, find a way to contact them, and then speak with them. It always helps to have someone already in that sort of thing so they can give you a heads-up and such.

~Each writer has a "style" of writing. Some may be write more poetically, more sinisterly, etc. Do not try and copy a writer's style, it resembles the same as simply drawing a picture. If you copy a writer's style it will most likely come out lifeless and will assist in uninspiring you.

~ALWAYS have a backup file of your writing(if it is only on a computer). I lost a number of files due to the fact that my tower was defective, crashing and me being unable to get the files(luckily years later I did). You never know when a virus or a crash of your tower could come at you, so always be prepared for it to happen.

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