A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post every day except Sundays during the month of April on a thematic topic. This year, I’ll be covering writing genres.
Fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.
- Write about celebrities, movies, or characters you love — but make sure your subject has a mass appeal.
- The success of your story doesn’t depend on reinventing the wheel, it depends on you putting your work out there.
- Write a universal story that everyone will nod agreement with. Don’t include knowledge that’s not already out there.
- Pieces range in length from vignettes (1000 words) to short stories to full blown novels (50,000+ words).
- If your characters have to act out of character from the fiction they’re pulled from, your plot doesn’t work.
- Spelling and grammar count.
- Know the story on which your fanfic is based. Respect the rules of that story.
- Don’t expect to be paid for fanfiction. It’s for sharing, posting, enjoying.
- The Student Prince by FayJay
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Fangirl by Ranbow Rowell
- Bond by Anna Fugazzi
- No Homo by Remain Nameless
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for May 2017. Click to follow its progress.