Tips for writing fanfic?

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Well, I've started writing fan fiction, but I would like a bit of help because I've never done it before. Any tips you can spare would be much appreciated. It's going to be HTTYD stuff, mostly, but also a little from my own world, Neveren.

 

Thanks in advance, idk when I can be on again.

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likes: training chickens, storms (don't know why), reading, cacti, whittling, dragons!

 

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The Last Dragon Chronicles

The Inheritance Cycle

The Lionboy trilogy

Halo

The Erth Dragons

The Unicorne Files

The Hunger Games

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The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus

The Flaxfield Quartet

The Maze Runner

Sky song

Mortal Engines

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Flightingale the Steaming Stormswallower

Backstory: Flightingale never used to be a dragon. She used to be a farmer's slave, beaten, bruised, toiling away in the heat of midday. One night, she was standing by her window looking out at the moonlit mountains, when she heard a small scratching in her tiny room. She turned to see and sitting on her bed, looking quite pleased with itself, was a baby Stormswallow. Of course she was frightened, but it soon became apparent that it wouldn't hurt her. It leapt down to the floor and ran to the window, glancing from her to the window and back. She opened the window for it but it just stood there, looking at her sadly. She realised it couldn't fly, and in sympathy she picked it up, crept down stairs and quietly let herself out. Putting the dragon down she said; 'go on, young one, be free like I wish I could be.' It  started to scamper off but then it stopped and turned back. She waved it off and began to make her way back to the house, then pain blossomed in her shoulder. The young dragon had scratched her.  but it wasn't a bad pain, it spread through her like fire, kindling a dragons spark in her. That night Flightingale flew free as a dragon.

Ka Ledasio, the skradder, by the amazing Speedyleaf.

Backstory: She is the mysterious leader of the mysterious Whitetalons, a group of dragons who all have the middle claw of their right foot white. She is feared among people, respected among dragons. Like a shadow upon a shadow she soars through the night, like a phantom of fleetness she swoops through the day. Any who meet her bow to get regalness, her strong will, her quick, clever eyes. Like a ghost of a story she flits on the edge of memory, always there, somewhere, yet just out of reach like a dream. She saw Flightingale's first flight, the young Stormswallower grow, Gabryall's loneliness broken. She was there for them all, leading in dreams, thoughts, small whispered words in their ears. Is she real? Or is she just a fantasy? Flying at the edge of minds. Maybe you will meet her, maybe you won't, who know but her and Whitetalons. Maybe, just maybe, she is with you now.

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Gabryall the Catastrophic Sentinel

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Me and Taron flying over the chasm.

Nightspark

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Meeting Galant for the first time.

Saphron

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Left n Right have seen something

Watching over the school with Crash n Smash

Flying with Nameless

Crick

Grockle

Jacynder

Sunflare

Galaxia

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Storm razore

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  1. Flickering - flightmare (titan)
  2. Nightspark - flightmare
  3. Crick - m. nightmare
  4. Nameless - m. nightmare
  5. Grockle - groncicle
  6. Hoverstrike - gronckle
  7. Glimmerwing - deadly nadder
  8. Jinx - screaming death (titan)
  9. Hex - screaming death
  10. Chaser - whispering death
  11. Deadling - whispering death
  12. NightReaper - deathgripper
  13. Fyreryft -fireworm queen
  14. Newt - flamewhipper
  15. Cloudlord - stormcutter
  16. Sunflare - stormcutter
  17. Left n Right - hideous zippleback
  18. Crash n Smash - hideous zippleback
  19. Skybreaker - razorwhip
  20. Galaxia - deathsong
  21. Conri - woolly howl
  22. Velocity - speed stinger
  23. Unknowable - sweet death
  24. Taron - skrill (titan)
  25.  Daggawing - armourwing
  26.  Jacynder - deadly nadder
  27. Tywyll - flightmare
  28.  Storm razore - skrill
  29. Gadzooks - grapple grounder
  30. Galant - crimson goregutter (titan)
  31. Saphron - sliquifier
  32. Fyreking - fireworm
  33. Lyulf - woolly howl
  34. Infernado -typhoomarang
  35. Jonny - Terrible Terror (titan)
  36. Teslawing - Shockjaw
  37. Nomed - Devilish Dervish
  38. Saffire - Fire Terror
  39. Ice Woolly - woolly
  40. Windfall - silver phantom
  41. Toothless - night fury
  42. Arianwen -  light fury

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Mythyque's Dragons.

 

  1. Tallique - sand wraith
  2. Sandique - sand wraith
  3. Sapphique - skrill
  4. Eruptique - eruptodon
  5. Esnique - raincutter
  6. Unique - speed stinger
  7. Ique - prickleboggle
  8. Chalique - changewing
  9.  - grapple grounder
  10. Toothless - night fury 
  11. Arianwen - light fury

 

Didn't think I had that many  dragons!

 

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Whoop whoop, I love hearing new fanfiction being thought of!

I'm a writer of Fan Fiction myself, and I think here's some tips you can get yourself based off:

 

Your Own Writing Style. Do you normally talk with formal vocabulary, or with informal? Based on the one you pick, try to keep your story interesting by using every-day words, but also mixing up some fancy ones to keep the readers' interest peaked. Try to look into real-life authors and how they managed to tell their story based on their language. Grammar, spelling, and text structure, no matter if it's fanfiction, is really important.

 

Try To Have Your Ideas Organized. This is a really important one. One of the main struggles in Fan Fiction is getting your facts all jumbled up and that you forget that single piece of evidence found throughout the book you're going to be based on. What I do that has proven to be best (personally) is setting up a brainstorming session before I begin on writing, separate main characters with secondary characters, the plot, the climax... All typical English 101 Text Structure into a piece of paper or a mind map.

 

Write A Considerable Amount Of Words. There's a fine line with writing an adaptable amount of words to a whole encyclopedia. Basically, try to think to yourself, to which audience am I shooting for? Normally, readers around the ages of 13-18 tend to read around 500-2,5000 words or slightly more. The 2,500 word mark can be equivalent to around 14 pages more or less. People around the ages of 13 and under tend to read less words, but again, it's all relative since there's kids that read more words than teenagers. However, this is important since in between that word count you need to provide new information, what the characters are feeling, any literary representation of what's going on in that moment... The more you write, the easier it is to forget your word count. Too many words can make a reader uniterested and not continue on with the story.

 

A Catchy Summary That Doesn't Reveal Too Much. This one's a tricky one. Trying to give the readers a heads up of what they'll be experiencing can be quite challenging, and even more so not trying to give out the entire plot to those who want to read your fanfiction. A good way to keep it balanced is adding rethorical questions so that the reader feels compelled to read on. 

 

Add Fun References And Events. With this one, you'll gain a lot of public attention for sure. People like the idea of having something referenced to their fandoms and whatnot, and will definitely appreciate if you keep the events from the original book implemented into yours in a creative way. I've seen this personally, and it has helped me a lot. 

 

Hope these tips help you out, mate! :) If you want to see an example of what I'm talking about, here's my attempt of a HTTYD/PJO fanfiction I'm working on atm:

 

link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/123720438-blue-reincarnation-httyd-pjo-crossover

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Thank you, this is very helpful.

 

  1. I usually talk with a bit of both. I write mostly at night so my spelling is awful then.
  2. Me? Organised?? More like organised chaos XD
  3. I tend to write short chapters
  4. Hmm, haven't tried doing that yet
  5. Righto

I will certainly have a looksy :D

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  What type of advice do you

 

What type of advice do you want?  Character growth? Emotions? Action scenes?  Writing well?  Keeping the readers entertained?  Or other stuff?

 

(I'm not saying I can help much, but just wanna know where you want help.)

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WARNING:  THE REST OF THIS THREAD IS GUARDED BY....

 

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Fan-Fiction And Short Stories:

 

Shrieks From The Shadows Series:

 

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3   Chapter 4   Chapter 5

 

Things I am a Fan of

 

How To Train Your Dragon

 

 

GODZILLA

 

TEETITANS

 

Lego Elves

 

Quotes I love

 

"Once I set the sea alight with a single fiery breath....

Once I was so mighty that I thought my name was death....

Sing out loud until you're eaten, song of melancholy bliss....

For the mighty and the middling all shall come to THIS...."

The Green Death, How To Train Your Dragon: book 1. Cressida Cowell.

 

"WE WILL FIGHT THEM ON THE BEACHES! WE WILL FIGHT THEM IN THE BRACKEN! WE WILL FIGHT THEM IN THOSE BOGGY MARSHY BITS THAT ARE SO DIFFICULT TO WALK THROUGH WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SHOES! WE WILL NEVER SURRENDER!"

Stoick The Vast. How To Train Your Dragon: Book 5. Creessida Cowell.

 

"I sailed so far to be a King, but the time was never right.....

I lost my way on a stormy past, got wrecked in starless night....

But let my heart be wrecked by hurricanes and my ship by stormy weather....

I know I am a Hero...and a Hero is....FOREVER!

In another time, another place, I could have been a King....

But in my castle's ruined towers the lonely seabirds sing.....

I burned up my Tomorrows, I cannot go back ever....

But I am still a Hero....and a Hero is.......FOREVER!

Up with your sword and strike at the gale......

Ride the rough seas for those waves are your home......

Winters may freeze but our hearts do not fail.....

Heroes.......Hearts......FOREVER!

You are never alone if the sea is your friend......

Riding the waves of impossible quests.....

If it doesn't end well, then it isn't the end.....

A Hero.....Fights.....FOREVER!

The hero cares not for a wild winter's storm.....

For it carries him swift on the back of the wave.....

All may be lost and our hearts may be worn.....

BUT A HERO.....FIGHTS.....FOREVER!"

Grimbeard the Ghastly's Last Song. How To Train Your Dragon: Book 11 and 12. Cressida Cowell.

 

"That's how we're going to win. Not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love."

Rose. Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

      That's about it. I give full credit for.....well, everything, to GOD. Have a good day. And, in the words of a Vulcan, "Live long and prosper."

 

Bye for now!

 

 

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ALL OF THEM! XD Anything is welcome