Fan fiction can be a term used as a derogatory tag for shaming some writers. But it needn't be. There are dozens of media tie-ins published annually Media tie-ins are like fan fiction stories for which the author is paid by the rights holders; i.e., Star Trek novels, Star Wars novels, etc. I'm finding fan… Continue reading Fan Fiction
Finished and posted the fourth chapter in my Mass Effect fan fiction. And even though fan fiction sometimes feels like the writing equivalent of masturbation, at least it's also better than not writing at all. If you're interested in Mass Effect, or fan fiction, the story is posted here: https://www.fanfiction.net/~mrladouceur
Hooray for me. I finished editing on my novelette. Now I need to do a proof read to see that I haven't added in any new issues or spelling/grammar mistakes. And then I'll try sending it out again to the handful of markets that accept that most awkward of short fiction lengths. If I'm honest… Continue reading Novelette editing pass done
Ensign Ray Compton hurried into the transporter room and stumbled just a bit; enough to make Kirk look over from his conversation with Mr. Spock. Oh, damn! Compton looked around. Maybe Shea was right. Only five personnel were present in the room: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and himself.
I might be doing myself a disservice according to more experienced and successful authors, but I find writing fan fiction is a useful exercise. I can play in a ready-made universe I like, with characters I like. I can do this while developing my own ideas for universes of my own. It's practice. And these… Continue reading Day 5: fan fiction