Post Reply is writing a fan fic worth it?
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Posted 2/8/16
We all tend to fall in love with one universe or another that we see in anime or manga, books or movies. and we often want to expand on the story. but should you take the time to write something if you don't get to have credit for it? you don't own the rights to the universe so shouldn't you just make your own?
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People write fanfics because they enjoy sharing creativity with the rest of the fandom, not because they want to profit off of someone else's IP.
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I wrote a couple of fan-fictions. I published one online. I wanted to share my version of a certain character and to give my view of a certain culture. I also did it to develop and improve my writing skills. So, I'm actually benefiting, because it's helping me understand what I need to create my own world. I also wrote my own original story, but it still needs a lot of work, but writing fan fictions, is helping me learn how to write, so that when I publish my original, I'll have a better chance of doing it (right) better.

In my case, the stories and plots are my own. I made up most of the characters. Only the 'world' or 'universe' and a few characters belong to the original creator. So, basically, it's my original story, but set in someone else's universe. Of course, there are references to things that happen in the original story, but they are only mentioned, so that other fans can see why my character/s is/are doing what they are doing after the fact of what happened in the original.

For example. In the fan-fic I published, my character returns to a planet and meets with its overseer. In order to set things up, I had my character go down memory lane, and mention a few things that happened in the original story, from the perspective of some years having passed.

I did this so that fans of the original story would harken back to the original, and so that those who didn't know about the original could get some background, to help them understand why the planet's overseer was grovelling to my character.
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I've wrote a few fanfictions over the years but, I mostly read them. Having written a few, I've found that its worth it because I had the opportunity to expand or divert from canon of whatever fandom I was writing to create alternative storylines. Its fun too see "what if" scenarios with the tv shows, books, movies, comics/manga you view and read.

As a avid fanfiction reader, I enjoy finding writers who, (in my opinion) can create situations were the characters are written better than canon. Think about, Fanfiction Bella Swan vs. Canon Bella Swan? Which do you think is better for our sanity?

I"m sorry If I offended any Twilight fans.

Sogno- 
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meh

i mean i reckon in the time that you write it seems worth it. but unless you gain your own little fandom, you are really only writing it for yourself -- because little to no one will read it. i had very little, if any, feedback/responses on any my fics. but at the time i enjoyed writing them and i felt the need to write them because i really wanted to imagine those characters in those settings.

but when i look back i realize... i'm a crappy writer. haha. idk
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50 Shades of Grey is a fanfic of twilight. So it can make money.
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Sure go ahead
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a lot of professional mangakas got gud by writing doujinshis
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I don't do it to profit from someone else's creation.

I do it because:

1. It's fun.

2. You can turn a supporting character that never gets facetime or development into a star.

3. because it's fun to fantasize about f**king a character

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You write fan fic because you enjoy it and want to share it with others.

There is no other reason to take up the hobbie.

My wife used to publish fan fic all the time. I never had the knack for writing in a way others found engaging.
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Posted 2/9/16

Nogara-san wrote:

I don't do it to profit from someone else's creation.

I do it because:

1. It's fun.

2. You can turn a supporting character that never gets facetime or development into a star.

3. because it's fun to fantasize about f**king a character



I've written some fanfics and some of mine are lemons that can be very explicit. I don't put them online though. I let friends read them, and they enjoyed them a lot.
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