This goes for fanfic-writers, too. We write fanfic because a 'verse's characters speak to those parts within us that ARE them.A character isn't just the property of the writer. Once you loose it out there, S/he becomes a part of everyone.
Last entry, I talked about Mary Sues & some general tips for keeping them in control: research, fallibility, consequences. Now it's time to talk about the other big things that annoy people the most about Mary Sues: Relationships.Last time, I talked about the main Big Red Flag for Mary Sue-ness: She Takes Over The 'Verse … Continue reading On Fanfiction: the Mary Sue Counteroffensive, part 2
I've been writing fanfic for well over 20 years now; I've had some short stories published, and the fanfic tales I started on are now real-world published as my own real, unique, original works. I support fanfic! It's a way for writers to play, to learn their craft, to experiment, to create unique works that … Continue reading On Fanfiction: The Mary Sue Counteroffensive
So...we've just passed the halfway point in the posting of my re-take of "Arson & Old Lace" over on Fanfiction.Net. Shall I give you the first scene out of the upcoming "Soul Survivor"? -------------------- New York City: August 1978.Joe was missing.It’d been several years since Frank had been to New York. He and Joe had … Continue reading Teaser for “Soul Survivor”
But wait...my ghost tale doesn't end there... (points to the prior post) First, details on this are a bit shaky, as I'm relying on memory. I haven't told this story in years; I no longer have the book in question (at least, I can't find it in my collection, and I could've sworn I'd kept … Continue reading …but wait, it doesn’t end there….
First: I have huge problems with most paranormal & ghost-hunting groups & shows...because everyone forgets that the ghosts are people, and people who are now trapped in horrifying, terrifying situations, yet are being treated like performing zoo animals. Why aren't these groups trying to HELP these people move on?? Instead, they're exploiting them for cheap … Continue reading So let’s tell a ghost story….