Tamora Pierce FanFic (9)

1 Name: LiGi : 2010-04-11 09:19 ID:adPPvkuG

Hey, just wanted some help on this. I have started writing a story that takes place after Kel has finished her training at the palace, it is about a new girl who is joining to become a page. I don't know if this counts as fanfic as the main character is original and the story is about her not Alanna or Kel etc... But it is set in Tamora Pierce's world Tortall and follows a similar storyline (page training ect) as the Alanna and Kel stories. Does this make it FanFic??? Please let me know, thanks!

2 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-04-11 10:10 ID:4FAqQj08

It's in her universe, but are you sure it's wise to post a fic focused on your wown character?

3 Name: LiGi : 2010-04-11 10:22 ID:adPPvkuG

yeah, that's why I wasn't sure if it counted as fanfic?

4 Name: Marth : 2010-04-11 10:58 ID:66tYaMIv

Uh, yeah. If you're using Pierce's Tortall as the setting of your story, it's fanfiction, even if no canon characters ever show up in the story. Settings are part of a work as much as the characters are.

5 Name: LiGi : 2010-04-11 11:14 ID:adPPvkuG

>>4 Ok, thanks, another question though... if it's not canon where on fanfiction.net would I publish it?
Sorry if I sound like a bumbling idiot - I only started writing fanfics a month ago!!!

6 Name: Marth : 2010-04-11 11:28 ID:66tYaMIv

You would post it in the Tamora Pierce section (or the Tortall section, if her books are divided by universe). Again, since it's taking place in the same 'verse, it's fanfiction.

Basically, in order to be fanfiction, a story has to have the same characters and/or setting as the base work. Therefore, a post-books story about Kel would be fanfic (since it shares the original's characters and setting), a story that casts the Protector of the Small cast as modern-day high school students would be fanfiction (characters), and your story with OCs in Tortall is fanfiction (setting). What would NOT be fanfiction is if you wrote a story with totally original characters AND setting, even if it was inspired by Pierce's works. Does that help?

7 Name: LiGi : 2010-04-11 13:47 ID:adPPvkuG

On FanFiction.net it is divided into sections for Alanna and Kel and seeing as my story is neither I'm not sure where it should go? I was thinking possibly in the Kel section as it is set after the Protector of the Small?

8 Name: Marth : 2010-04-12 06:24 ID:66tYaMIv

Yeah, I'd say Kel. It's weird that the books have different sections, since they're fairly closely related and take place in the same universe.

9 Name: LiGi : 2010-04-12 09:36 ID:adPPvkuG

Ok thanks so much for the help!

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