Post by Valhalla Erikson on May 11, 2022 18:29:00 GMT -6
A while back I did a Batman story where his protégé/adopted son Dick Greyson assumed the mantle of Batman following the passing of Bruce Wayne. Ironically enough this was before DC made that canon, the difference with mine is that dead means dead.
I have always been interested in turning this into an original story. There have been fics that I've even read that I thought would make an good original work of fiction. Ever had a situation where you did a fan fic and turned it into something that is your own or perhaps written a story that was loosely inspired by either another story or from a movie/tv show?
Um, yes. It's embarrassing to admit now. I was so enthralled with Disney's REDACTED that I invented my own version of it. I finished the novel just out of college (which shows my childlike mind at the time). A fortune was spent on a topnotch education, and I graduate to write derivative junk. Lovely. Of course, I changed the names, most of the circumstances of the REDACTED's powers, moved the setting and timeline, etc., even if the plot was pretty much the same.
It was a good learning experience, if nothing else. The main lesson was that it's hard to write historical (even if it's a fantasy set in our world) because research is necessary, and tedious if you can't get your hands on the information you need. The second lesson I learned was derivative work is something I'd rather stay away from. Full on fanfiction is fun, but only if it's private, between me, myself, and I, and doesn't suck too much time from publishable, original work.
Good question, by the way!
Last Edit: May 12, 2022 13:21:00 GMT -6 by RAVENEYE
There are several bestsellers that are fanfics turned into publishable fiction. The most famous being 50 Shades of Grey (Twilight fanfic). Recently, The Love Hypothesis originally started as Reylo fanfic (Rey/Kylo star wars). Same with Go Hex Yourself. Also, Cassandra Clare's series The Mortal Instruments was originally Harry Potter fanfic.
As for me, I used to write HP fanfic but I haven't turned it into a publishable story. But I think fanfic is a great way to open the door to original stories based on something people already adore.
Last Edit: May 12, 2022 13:47:33 GMT -6 by Alatariel
That is how I feel. Most writers would balk at fanfiction but if there's a good story you can craft from it then fanfiction might be that muse you didn't expect.
I think they forget where alot of us come from, including themselves. How many retailing's of Robin Hood and King Arthur are out there? Most of those are for lack of a better term "fan fic." Or the only difference between books based on popular media like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Aliens are they get published.
Rigt now I am currently working on turning Warhammer Fantasy (started the game at tail end of 6th edition in mid 2000's near the time I graduated Highschool), and still mis the world Games Work Shop decided to take out back like Ol' Yeller.
I think authors of a certain generation are a little more protective of their work, as its their baby. Even then not all of them are. HP Lovecraft for all the isms he was, liked it when other authors took elements of his work to expand his universe as it allowed others to work on ideas he didn't have and maybe give him food for thought.
pelwrath: Watched a video where it was said that first time authors shouldn’t have a cliffhanger but a complete story as their first book. www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8yrMo6k/
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RAVENEYE: Unless you're Patrick Rothfuss or any of the dozens of other fantasy series authors...
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pelwrath: Do we have a thread/list of members with published books, links to them and any SM platforms we are members of?
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Caulder Melhaire: Rothfuss!! Why, if I ever get my hands on that man, I'll make Annie Wilkes look like a bad chiropractor
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pelwrath: Okay, looked the gentleman up and lightning did indeed hit the same tree twice.
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pelwrath: Well my 100 word submission is posted.
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RAVENEYE: Well, if lightning don't hit the third time, I'm tossing those first two novels into the bin cuz they're useless without the ending. Caulder Melhaire - I'll hand you the sledgehammer...
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pelwrath: I exist in the writing world! My first 2 star review, posted in boasting thread.
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Alatariel: Oh man, good job taking it in stride.
Nov 27, 2023 19:37:05 GMT -6
pelwrath: Only way to take it and I’ve had practice here as well.
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pelwrath: another 100 word story posted.
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pelwrath: Oh, did it on my phone.
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RAVENEYE: Desperately brainstorming "snowfall" before my niece comes over for the weekend...
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pelwrath: Excellent submission Mazzula
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Mazulla: Thank you, Pel! Really like yours as well.
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RAVENEYE: Dang it, I didn't get my snowfall entry written in time. Ugh, what an exhausting weekend. Either my niece's costume project seriously wore me out, or I was fighting off a germ. Maybe both?
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Caulder Melhaire: Dagnabit, but I forgot to update the dang thing! Two days in a row I set a reminder and both days got distracted by recruiters
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Caulder Melhaire: Welp. Lucky y'all, we're just gonna extend snowfall by one more rest of the week
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