Need help on a fanfic

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Damien the Summoner, Mar 21, 2019.

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What genre?

  1. Fantasy

    50.0%
  2. Science Fiction

    50.0%
  3. Dystopian (arguably my least favorite)

    8.3%
  4. Action

    25.0%
  5. Romance

    16.7%
  6. Gacha themed story

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Post-apocalyptic

    50.0%
  8. Other(specify in chat)

    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Damien the Summoner

    Damien the Summoner A calm fire

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    I want to write my own story, but I'm having trouble deciding on a genre. Pick one or more you think I should do.
     
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  2. Theis

    Theis Still Ticking Away~

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    Really, it depends on your writing style and what you're trying to do with the fic. For example, if you write with a more upbeat, optimistic tone, then a dystopia probably isn't for you, unless you wish to focus on how the people living in the universe are still pushing onwards. Similarly, people with grim, serious writing styles should stray away from slice-of-life stories, unless you want to build up a horrible twist where the main character's normal life is torn to shreds...

    It also depends on the source material of your fic. Generally, it's a good idea to stick to the same general feel as the original. Of course, there's also the option of creating an AU or diverting from the path of the original, but those take a bit more effort to execute well.
     
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  3. Shian

    Shian [insert witty phrase here]

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    Theis pretty much covered it: This is your story and your characters so you are the best person to decide what your story is like.

    Think about what you read for fun as a starting place, then ask yourself:

    1) Who are my character or characters, or who would you like them to be?
    2) Where would they come from? What kind of setting makes sense for these type of characters?

    From there, you should start having an idea of where you want your story to go.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. Damien the Summoner

    Damien the Summoner A calm fire

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    Thanks for the advice!
    Although it's probably gonna be more of my own story than something based of another.
    As for my writing style, I luckily have the ability to shift viewpoints without trouble.
    I am currently thinking of making something Sci-fi, maybe.
    We will see!
     
  5. Theis

    Theis Still Ticking Away~

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    Looking forward to what you have in store.