How Best to start Writing a FanFic

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Theamp4

Senior Member

11-29-2012

Hey Everybody.

Since the NidaleexRengar fanfic seems to have died, it got me thinkin' about trying to make my own fanfic. I don't know who it will be about right now, but we will see.

Anyways, I'm still very new to FanFics, and I'm wanting to know some tips and tricks and things that I need to know to write them. I'm thinking of making it OCxY...

OC would be me and how I would react. I don't know if I will make myself as a champion, or as a summoner, or just some person from some place. This is not a one shot. I plan on having lemony parts, but that will be later, as I'm not sure how well I could depict that. If it goes bad, FISH. (**** it, **** happens.)

Answers would be very appreciated~

Ideas so far.

OCxLeona(Always Loved Leona... Probably a hidden love <3)
OCxRiven(A Sword mirrors it's owner, strong and jagged )
OCxKatarina(Cause you know. Can't have enough Kitty Kat Katarina )
OCxNidalee (>:3)
OCxDiana (This sounds pretty fun o.o)
OCxKarma (I really like Karma, don't know how this would go though...)
OCxKayle (Angel plz)
OCxSoraka (After her visual upgrade? MEGUSTA)
OCxOC (GUEST AUTHOR :O)

*edits for EVERYTHING ON THIS POST PROBABLY >_>*


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Theamp4

Senior Member

11-29-2012

Also, from the list I have provided, I would gladly appreciate feedback on who I should try/use that you guys might like and who you WOULDN'T like. As I might not choose what everyone wants, but it might be what people hate the most, so I don't want that happening .-.


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Frost Archer

Senior Member

11-29-2012

Don't ask for other peoples opinion until you get started. They really don't care (I know, it sucks) but keep in mind that it does not have to be about *** and love. It can be character centric. I don't recommend you include yourself in there. People tend to dislike that (and I respect it. Keep the virtual in the virtual).
Hmmmm, Theamp4.... I think I've seen you somewhere before....
Ashe is still a person to consider. (the marriage is political)
Kat will kill you (or Garen) before going inside of a kittypoledancing outfit.

You only have OC X somegirl. Let me just tell you, yes, people read ff for the love stories, but you should stick to lores. For example, although overdone, people do Garen/Kat because of blitz. You might do something about another couples. You can include ***, but keep that to show love or lust, not to have your readers rub one off. People can read that sh*t at other places. Besides, you can literally replace names with one already inside of another prnographic and it would work normally. So no paragraphs and paragraphs of that sh*t.

Another thing you should do is what I said earlier, a character centric. Take Riven for e.g. You can write about how she discovers herself after leaving noxus.

You should write something meaningful. You can write for practice, but a good story does not require love and ***. You can write about the importance of friends, why it is wrong to be greedy, etc. Take bleach for example. Even if you don't like it, it is very popular. It does not revolve around love, although there is a bit in there. It is about the importance about changing your own destiny.

Food for the thought.

Another inspiring speech from FA24 <- *said with sarcasm and weariness*


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Yasako

Senior Member

11-29-2012

Stop the OC nonsense. And if you're about to write a pairing fic, make it because you're invested in the character dynamics, not in some arbitrary hotness factor.
It's also recommended you insert some sort of plot in there somewhere, even though I don't do so (too lazy).


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kittytoast

Senior Member

11-29-2012

I think if you have an idea and you think it's good, then go for it. I am strongly of the camp that if you enjoy something, then do it!

If you're gonna write with an OC of yourself, my advice would be make sure they're an accurate representation of you with real responses and flaws... you'll find that the internet has no love for Mary Sue/Gary Stu's. But also how "you" will change in response to the other character and them to you!

Back to the question: I think any of those ladies would make for an interesting romance! Really, whoever you are leaning towards most ya know? I cast my vote with Leona! She's not written about much and out of the list, she seems the most human, or to have the most potential for human emotions like love, insecurity, etc.

Lemons. They are hard to write. If you decide to do it, I wish you the best of luck. Maybe because I'm a lady, I don't like really explicit/realistically described lemons, so I automatically laugh at stories like that. Mostly because in real life, *** isn't like a porno. You might be better off glazing over the first time and going limey before going full on lemon. Then again, I'm bad at lemons and you might have a real talent for it. Try everything once!

You've been so nice to me on my story, whatever you come up with, I will happily read


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Cerubois

Senior Member

11-29-2012

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Originally Posted by Theamp4 View Post
Since the NidaleexRengar fanfic seems to have died, it got me thinkin' about trying to make my own fanfic.
It seems to be alive and well, if you're talking about Gaou's... >.>

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Originally Posted by Theamp4 View Post
Anyways, I'm still very new to FanFics, and I'm wanting to know some tips and tricks and things that I need to know to write them. I'm thinking of making it OCxY...

OC would be me and how I would react. I don't know if I will make myself as a champion, or as a summoner, or just some person from some place. This is not a one shot. I plan on having lemony parts, but that will be later, as I'm not sure how well I could depict that. If it goes bad, FISH. (**** it, **** happens.)
I'm gonna give you a brutally honest opinion here. People do not like full-out author self-inserts. It often just makes you look egocentric, self-centered, and most of all, untruthful.
It is extremely difficult to put yourself into a story without bias, and people will still pick apart every 'accomplishment' you achieve, specifically towards seducing a popular and well-liked character. If you're then thinking of trying to write a lemon out of it...? Well, good luck... >.>

Imho, your best bet would be OCxOC. It probably won't attract as much attention, but it will attract less bad attention, if you know what I mean.


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KobuZero

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11-30-2012

Sit your ass in the chair and start writing.


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Theamp4

Senior Member

11-30-2012

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Originally Posted by FrostArcher024 View Post
Don't ask for other peoples opinion until you get started. They really don't care (I know, it sucks) but keep in mind that it does not have to be about *** and love. It can be character centric. I don't recommend you include yourself in there. People tend to dislike that (and I respect it. Keep the virtual in the virtual).
Hmmmm, Theamp4.... I think I've seen you somewhere before....
Ashe is still a person to consider. (the marriage is political)
Kat will kill you (or Garen) before going inside of a kittypoledancing outfit.

You only have OC X somegirl. Let me just tell you, yes, people read ff for the love stories, but you should stick to lores. For example, although overdone, people do Garen/Kat because of blitz. You might do something about another couples. You can include ***, but keep that to show love or lust, not to have your readers rub one off. People can read that sh*t at other places. Besides, you can literally replace names with one already inside of another prnographic and it would work normally. So no paragraphs and paragraphs of that sh*t.

Another thing you should do is what I said earlier, a character centric. Take Riven for e.g. You can write about how she discovers herself after leaving noxus.

You should write something meaningful. You can write for practice, but a good story does not require love and ***. You can write about the importance of friends, why it is wrong to be greedy, etc. Take bleach for example. Even if you don't like it, it is very popular. It does not revolve around love, although there is a bit in there. It is about the importance about changing your own destiny.

Food for the thought.

Another inspiring speech from FA24 <- *said with sarcasm and weariness*
By all means, this is not going to be just for the *** and love. I mean this story as MY honest reaction to events that have happened, will happen, and what I make up as I go! The main FOCUS would be whoever is chosen and if I feel that it should go towards one way or the other, then I plan on doing it. Thanks for the help!

(P.S The Only Truth )

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Originally Posted by Cerubois View Post

It seems to be alive and well, if you're talking about Gaou's... >.>
Derp. It was dead yesterday >:c

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Originally Posted by Cerubois View Post

I'm gonna give you a brutally honest opinion here. People do not like full-out author self-inserts. It often just makes you look egocentric, self-centered, and most of all, untruthful.
It is extremely difficult to put yourself into a story without bias, and people will still pick apart every 'accomplishment' you achieve, specifically towards seducing a popular and well-liked character. If you're then thinking of trying to write a lemon out of it...? Well, good luck... >.>

Imho, your best bet would be OCxOC. It probably won't attract as much attention, but it will attract less bad attention, if you know what I mean.
First, thanks for your opinion, I greatly appreciate it! I get that people probably won't like my insert, and I'm perfectly fine with it. I am writing it for MY enjoyment, and to try something new to me. In actuality, I AM egocentric sometimes, as my best friend can attest >;3. I am THINKING of writing a lemon from it, but that's in the future if I do. Not now. OCxOC was for sh*ts and giggles really. I was thinking like a guest author could come in and **** like that, but the more I think about it, the more it sounds like Roleplaying, and that's a different forum and it seems lazy anyway since I would be relying on the other author to write well and keep to a certain story...

Finally, kittytoast~

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Originally Posted by kittytoast View Post
I think if you have an idea and you think it's good, then go for it. I am strongly of the camp that if you enjoy something, then do it!

If you're gonna write with an OC of yourself, my advice would be make sure they're an accurate representation of you with real responses and flaws... you'll find that the internet has no love for Mary Sue/Gary Stu's. But also how "you" will change in response to the other character and them to you!

Back to the question: I think any of those ladies would make for an interesting romance! Really, whoever you are leaning towards most ya know? I cast my vote with Leona! She's not written about much and out of the list, she seems the most human, or to have the most potential for human emotions like love, insecurity, etc.

Lemons. They are hard to write. If you decide to do it, I wish you the best of luck. Maybe because I'm a lady, I don't like really explicit/realistically described lemons, so I automatically laugh at stories like that. Mostly because in real life, *** isn't like a porno. You might be better off glazing over the first time and going limey before going full on lemon. Then again, I'm bad at lemons and you might have a real talent for it. Try everything once!

You've been so nice to me on my story, whatever you come up with, I will happily read
Thanks for the support! I feel a lot better with you saying this! I think I will enjoy writing this, though I can't say for sure about others who read it. As for if it's good? I haven't even gotten a plot line out yet. I think I'm gonna go with the flow for most of it.

My accurate depiction of myself: See that ant over there? That's me. See that tree over there? That's a heavy lifter. See that spider over there? That's Elise.

(Gets eaten by Elise)

I ain't no Gary Tsu. Leave that to Mary Sue!

I can't really make out who I am leaning towards the most... I think I'll veer away from Kat, I would die if I even met her probably >_> I think my personality would mirror Riven's the most, to me at least, so I don't know if I would do that one just because of the similarity. (again, to me)

My picks so far are:
Soraka
Leona
Kayle
Riven
OC (this I am leery about because of said problem earlier in this post.)

I said this earlier as well, I don't know if this will turn into a lemon, hell, for all I know, I might just end up breaking the two up from each other! (Whether it's a friendship breakup or otherwise >_>) Or it might not even start before I start questioning myself...

Again, Thank you all for your help and support!

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Sit your ass in the chair and start writing.
Ok T_T


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Theamp4

Senior Member

11-30-2012

After some debilitating, I'm taken Soraka out... Now if I can just decide so I can start writing .-.

I'm gonna write out what makes me want to write about each one then...

Leona: Sympathetic, has great potential for hidden emotions, personality, and lore is pretty good, seems like a great romantic person
Riven: Seems closest to me IRL, Great potential for hidden emotions, her personality is much like mine, pretty sure she's had no love life, and I like odd hair colors :3


Edit: Knocked off Kayle, can't think of many reasons why I would want to write her.
Edit2: OCxOC is still on the table I guess, though I still don't know about how well it would work for me...


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Frost Archer

Senior Member

12-03-2012

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By all means, this is not going to be just for the *** and love. I mean this story as MY honest reaction to events that have happened, will happen, and what I make up as I go! The main FOCUS would be whoever is chosen and if I feel that it should go towards one way or the other, then I plan on doing it. Thanks for the help!

(P.S The Only Truth )
No prob? Glad to help. What is the name of your FF? I want to see it, check it out.

(P.s. When I saw "The Only Truth", I was like : Lolwut? Then, reading through it I suddenly remember. I was like, Oh yea, that guy that I always argued with. XD)
(P.s.s. But peace. Seriously.)


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