Fan Fiction Tips?

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Hey everyone I was considering starting my very own fan fic and was wondering what you guys would like to see in one? Below are the ideas I have come up with so far. I don't have a plot for each one, just a quick summary of the beginning. What are your thoughts? (I actually prefer something a little original, with a dark side)

-Isolation

Berk has been living within an isolated area for years. The area consisting of several small islands, a large variety of dragons, and their fellow clans. What they don't know is the rest of the world knows of their existance but has blocked the vikings off from a new age and technology. A world that's a far cry from what we know. The last thing in the government needed was a slip-up in security and the viking and future world to merge..

 

-Forgotten

As the world sits on an age of extinction a group of friends blocked themselves off from the unkown terrors the outside may hold. Between plagues of sickness and evolution of the world's once known creatures, they're forced to emerge out of hiding and face the abyss..

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Also I was wondering how long

Also I was wondering how long you guys prefer each chapter to be, when's the best time for it to be updated for everyone, etc. Thanks for reading and if you have the time, I appreciate criticism!

 

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I really like the first one.

I really like the first one. As far as tips go, this is what I would say.

- go over it alot of times to make sure you got grammar, spelling, genders, etc right.

- try to be as original as possible, especially with names.

- make sure to keep a clear portration of your characters- you don't want the antagonist to look like the protagonist.

- Keep track of your writing, slipping into first person from third is an awkward mistake.

- Read it after finishing each chapter and decide if the plotline is predictable or not.

- Converse with your readers- find out who is being shipped and/or loved the most.

- Cliffhangers are a very delicate thing- use them too much and people might become too fustrated with it.

That's all I got so far. Hope they help!

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Thank you so much! I may have

Thank you so much! I may have to start thinking about the characters now to add some depth to histories.. anyone else have any tips? I've noticed the growing amount of Fan fics on here and each one I read get better and better! Trust me I can use all the help I can get!

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:)

Your ideas are good but I think the first one may be too confusing for younger readers. However, if you work it out properly, you may be able to write something amazing. You want a storyline thats simple yet complicated. It has many elements, but each element is easy to understand once its brought to the table/revealed. Foreshadowing is also key in storytelling.

 

The second one would be good however. But there would be a lot of information that you would have to be aware of before you start writing. You could make it work :)

 

Another key note, don't make your stories too dark. Though a good portion of reality is dark, another portion of reality is good :)

 

If you want any help, send me a PM :) I don't mind giving you additional feedback ^^

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