Welcome to the brand-new Fan Fiction club! (Now endorsed by Fishy Ink.) Whether you hide in dungeons composing grand tales based on a fandom, or even just read them, then this is the place for you! (Yes, you, in front of the computer screen).
Here, you can discuss anything to do with Fan Fiction, or writing in general - plot, characters used, writing styles, and which Pokemon you use in your fics - or take up a writing challenge, or impose a deadline on yourself in your writing projects, which the other members can then 'kindly' remind you about.
This is the fifth version of such a club - Buraddo Aipom, the owner of the previous one has granted permission for a remake. First off, a list of the previous four versions - let's make number 5 the best!
To join, you have to have some sort of interest in Fan Fiction (Otherwise, what are you doing here?) Whether you write it, or just read it, etc, doesn't matter.
No advertising allowed of your fics. The exception to this is when you first post here to join, in which you can mention and link to your fanfics - but after that, no linking, please. You are also allowed to mention in posts that you have updated your fic, without links, but don't just post to say you updated - include it with something else as well, such as a response to a topic. (As that goes against the one-liner club rule).
No reviews or criticism (constructive or not) of fics here, please - that's what their fic thread is for. You can talk about fics, but reviews go there.
If there is a new, active topic (less than a day old minimum), than please refrain from making a new topic - no need to have several running around at the same time. Otherwise, go ahead and make one!
Respect others - don't knock down other people's beliefs, whatever it may be. Everyone is equal here.
If you wish for a 'deadline', simply post requesting one here (remember the no-one-liner Club rule, however). Same goes for reminding others about their deadlines - post it with something else (e.g. reply to a topic), or do it outside of this thread.
To become a member
If you want to become a member - just ask in the thread! As long as you have an interest in it, you're welcome. When joining, please mention what is your interest with fan fiction/writing, and feel free to mention any fics you have made as well. You can also mention your favourite authors, books, yourself, whatever you like (as long as it's relevant).
Every so often there'll be a writing challenge for you to do, if you wish. A record for those who have succeeded will be kept. Post it here once completed - unless you write enough and wish to post in the Fanfiction Section, in which case, link to it here. Feel free to do any previous challenges as well.
The Dozen Red Roses Challenge - make as any reviews as you can on Valentines' Day!
People who did it:
bobandbill - 6 reviews
Giratina! - 12 reviews
Dream-Eating Drowzee - Pick a character, any one you own, with an at least somewhat unpleasant past. Now imagine they're locked in a room with a particularly malevolent Drowzee, who is in the process of using Dream Eater to dig up their worst nightmares. What do they see?
If you wish to request a deadline - a date for you to complete a review/beta/chapter/story by then, then simply ask for one here, and it'll be added to the first post! This is for those authors who want to keep to a schedule. But beware - if you take one, and fail to complete it... well, other members may shout at you about it. Kindly, of course. >:] Of course even just getting part of your aim done due to the deadline is better than nothing!
Please shout at remind people nearing their deadline/failing to complete within a post (i.e. don't just post that - include it with a reply to a topic, for instance), or VM them.
Spoiler:- Previous deadlines:
SerenadeSP - Finish writing Chapter 7 of Heroic Potential before the end of April
bobandbill - 23rd Janurary - write out a chapter of TRoPC.
Toastedbagel - Aim is to finish the second chapter of "On The Road" by March 7th
Blackjack Gabbiani - Aim is to finish Obsession 20 by the 30th of November.
Ysavvryl - Aim is to finish a Halloween story by the 20th of October - COMPLETED.
bobandbill - Aim is to complete the next chapter of 'The Retelling of Pokemon Colosseum' by September 20th - COMPLETED.
Mimori Kiryu - Aim is to complete a 'secret project' by September 1st - COMPLETED.
purple_drake - Aim is to finish 'The mighty fallen' by August 31st.
SlowCrow - Aim is to write the rough draft for the rewritten prologue for Bug III by August 22nd.
Breezy - Aim is to finish reviews for the HG/SS One-shot contest by August 9th - COMPLETED
And that's all!
List of topics had:
Spoiler:- List of Topics:
If procrastination strikes, what do you do to overcome it?
What is the setting for your fic/s place-wise, and time-wise - past, 'present' or future?
How much do you (try) to write a day for a minimum?
What do you like to see from a reviewer (besides eloquent and all-surpassing praise)?
How DO you come up with the various OCs in your fic, if any?
How long you think about your characters' Pokemon team? You go by how well they would fit/not fit with the character or random?
You get offered a deal for your fanfic to be made into a movie. Would you take it or leave it?
Do you prefer to take a linear approach to your writing or do you prefer to write what sections you feel at the time?
Have you ever had a chapter/episode that just wrote itself?
About how much writing do you manage in one sitting? (And what does your quota depend on?)
Do you use any canon characters in your fics? If so, who?
Do you think Pokemon should be more animalistic, or human-like?
What's your experience with fanfiction.net?
Have you ever rewritten a fic?
What's the best way to avoid the site censoring swear words?
What, in your opinion, qualifies as a Mary-Sue?
What sort of themes do you put in your writing, if any?
What's your opinion of the overused/underused Pokemon philosphy?
How do you like to start/end chapters? Do you end with cliffhangers or finished episodes? Do you start straight in the action or work your way up to it?
When writing, do you prefer going by anime, game, or manga canon? Why?
Do you put a lot of research into your writing?
What is so appealing about death?
How long/short is your longest/shortest chapter or story? What makes them shorter or longer and how do you make it work?
What fandoms do you want to/have write/written on besides Pokémon?
How do you write battles or believe a battle would go with a water pokemon without legs (e.g. Goldeen) in battles on land?
What do you hate the most in/about fanfics?
What's your current status concerning fanfics?
Have you ever done Pokemon POVs before, and what are your thoughts on them?
Would you say that writing FanFiction has improved your literary or writing skills in general? If so to what degree?
What are your writing plans for this next year? New projects? Revisions? Completing fics that are currently in the writing stage?
Since the POV One-Shot contest has nearly finished, what should be the next Fanfiction contest?
How many fics will you work on at once?
Current topic/s: Are there any fanfiction authors that have inspired you?
Last edited by bobandbill; 28th August 2011 at 1:35 PM.
A parody of the Pokemon Colosseum game, full of pastries and Miror B.
Completed. Four times winner of Best Comedy/Funniest Fic.
Avatar: minty-fivestar on DA, edited background/cropping. Fic banner: cieux.