Wiki for Your Work (13)

1 Name: Chris000 : 2010-11-17 13:08 ID:Uce5zGMg

It may look like I'm spamming topics now, but this one really got me thinking, and I have done this before.

this mainly applies to people who write series fictions, so I'm gonna say it:

Have you ever thought of making a wiki-like site for information on your stories?

I've put some information up on Fanon wiki before, but I'm talking about a dedicated site, since wikis are pretty much free to make.

2 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-18 01:57 ID:yvTqlsGV

3 Name: Chris000 : 2010-11-18 06:36 ID:s1Czuhk1

>>2 No, I mean like, for information on your characters, or aspects of your story. Is fanhistory still active? Are they still updating?

4 Name: セーラーエリスは刀の女ですか。 : 2010-11-18 06:58 ID:jU4Wfsp9

are you talking about a wikipage about original characters and fan pairings??

5 Name: Chris000 : 2010-11-18 10:48 ID:6Ori6Jr0

Kind of sort of. Let me explain: I have been writing for many years and a simple set of stories developed into a world I hope to utilize. A fictional location such as a city or a planet that wasn't in the original work I explain, and an item, or a weapon that they would use is expanded on. This primarily works with OCs. Here's an example of pages that I wrote:

So yes in a sense, a page that describes OCs or even pairings.

6 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-18 13:44 ID:yvTqlsGV

That kind of wiki? I've seen... a few. But I am a little peeved off that it allows for the creation of Mary Sue and OoCness, at least from the ones I see. I think it is better to have one page per person. Actually, I am using my live journal account to try and make a good list of my fanfics. I would need help on the fanhistory one. It's not easy.

7 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-18 13:50 ID:yvTqlsGV

>>3 - Yes, it is sort of still running. Thing is, it really needs a revamp. I personally hate all the links on the page the way that they are. The only way to edit is by html.

8 Name: Alierana : 2010-12-29 23:14 ID:45yqCbGt

that's actually an okay idea, I've never thought of doing something like that.

9 Name: Piccylo : 2010-12-30 08:15 ID:MUg5vdmi

I've vaguely considered doing it (or something like it) for the big fic I've been working on lately and making into a doujin. It has a pretty big cast of OCs among the CCs and the backdrop is a major event, complete with world politics and blah-de-blah, and, hell, the first chapter kind of reads like a Wikipedia article. But, I decided I didn't care enough to do it; I might change my mind after getting farther into the doujin and it gets particularly popular, but I doubt it.

I did something similar, though, for another fic; I made a forum on FFnet and posted about some major OCs and new alien races that I made for a long-running DBZ fic of mine. That fic ended a while ago, and the writing was really "meh", so I don't advise reading it. The reason I made the topics was for 2 reasons that came from that: 1. My readers kept asking questions and getting confused, and if I kept answering them all in A/Ns, it'd overtake the actual story. 2. Because I kept getting confused between the two races I created (I made their names similar, stupid me) and would frequently accidentally write one instead of the other for a few chapters, so I wanted to straighten myself out.

10 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-30 13:50 ID:yvTqlsGV

>>9 - I am at the point I need to do that, simply due to how many fanfics I have. But as I've said before, I don't think I will be able to do it on my own. I got my LJ account that I tried using and then some free website. It's going to take a lot of time.

11 Name: Jinjyaa : 2011-01-01 11:49 ID:lYMu2cAp

I did this for my KKM series of stories in response to fan requests for reference material on my OC's. Also, I have other non-story material to back up the stories - detailed summaries and illustrations, mostly. Scratchpad.wikia let me make a wiki for free:

I dunno that it's gotten much traffic. Was fun to write until it wasn't, and then I stopped. ;)

12 Name: Munia : 2011-01-02 20:59 ID:CMRuRhPQ

There is a good one for an OC centered One Piece fanfiction called One Piece: New Nakama. The story is good and i am not only dsaying this because he accepted my character in it (she isn't even there yet) i think that this is an interesting idea though.

13 Name: Kimberley : 2011-01-10 11:26 ID:UO9whshj

I created a page at freewebs. It took me a while to figure out how everything works, but now I think my page it pretty good.

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