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u/AnnoyinglyNormal · 1 pointr/FanFiction

Many years of reading, along with a few terrible fics that I learned a lot from, but never saw the light of day. I did read this book, and I strongly recommend it to anyone. Although it helps that it's super cheap. If you have any questions about it, I love to talk about it.

For grammar and technical stuff, I use Ellen Brock's blog. I also like the writing excuses podcast. I think it helps a lot with staying productive even when I can't be writing.

Granted my writing ethic itself is pretty terrible and inconsistent. Oops.

Edit: ^And ^thank ^you ^so ^much ^I'm ^squeeing ^inside ^right ^now.

u/NerdyLyss · 2 pointsr/FanFiction

Off the top of my head, I tend to refer to these four the most:

Self-Editing For Fiction Writers -- When it comes to editing, this book is what helped me break things down and showed me how to get the most out of my writing in a way that clicked.

Alan Moore's writing for Comics -- Nifty if you're really into comics or want to write your own. Spotted this in a thrift store. Best $1.00 I ever spent.

On Writing Horror -- Writer's Digest has quite a few of books on writing. And they all have exercises and excerpts, but out of the small collection that I have this one is my favorite. Kind of gave me an idea of what to watch out for. It's like reading bits of advice from different authors.

The negative Trait Thesaurus -- Actually, I love the entire series as a resource. The kindle has to be good for something. (Much cheaper) But it helps keep my traits together and my character's reactions from getting stale. Out of everything I'm always pulling these books out.

*Started with three, but I really had to mention the trait thesauruses.

u/marie-l-yesthatone · 2 pointsr/FanFiction

Jenkins' Textual Poachers is a classic. For a general history I'm fond of Jamieson's Fic: Why Fan Fiction is Taking Over the World. This is an anthology of variable quality, which somehow seems appropriate for fan fiction studies. Worth it for the intro chapters on the history of derivative works, and the Sherlock Holmes fandom as an longstanding case study.

The bigger question here is what do you mean by "literary genre"? One of the whole points of fan fiction is that it exists independently of the publishing industry's power structure and literary fads. Plus there's a huge range of motivations in writing it, and hence the final product varies wildly in topic, tone, and writing quality. About the only thing we all have in common is cribbing off the source material for characterization; with the rise of radical AU not even the canon setting is a common factor anymore. Is this enough to qualify as a coherent "literary genre," or maybe it's a collection of many different genres?

Side note: I loathed Fangasm. May as well title it: "Two Otherwise Intelligent People Lose Their Minds in Pursuit of Celebrity Crushes." One of the authors is an actual professor (media studies?) that published a fan studies textbook, so a compare and contrast of what she says academically vs. what was marketed to SPN fans would be interesting.

u/vinkunwildflower · 2 pointsr/FanFiction

The Negative Trait Thesaurus, with the Emotion Thesaurus, Positive Trait Thesaurus and the Emotional Wound Thesaurus.

Also Careers for Your Characters: A Writers Guide to 101 Professions from Architect to Zookeeper which "Provides over one hundred descriptions of occupations that can be used for writing fiction, detailing the daily life, jargon, and salaries of such fields as dentistry, entertainment, law, and architecture."

And The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook is good for times when I can't get online to find names.

Master Lists for Writing is also a good one.

The Psychology Workbook for Writers

Creating Character Arcs Workbook

Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases A friend got me this for Christmas, mostly to laugh at, but I thought I'd add it anyway.

u/mirceliade · 1 pointr/FanFiction

The book that had the biggest impact on how I write was Peter Elbow's Writing without Teachers, which introduced the concept of freewriting. The book's central message: "Don't edit while you create!"

The other book that had a large impact on how I view myself as a writer, and the purpose of writing in general, was John Gardenr's On Moral Fiction.

Susie's Bright's How to Write a Dirty Story has great advice on writing in general, as well as writing erotica.

I've also heard that Stephen King's book on writing is pretty good, though I haven't read it.

u/Syllisjehane · 3 pointsr/FanFiction

There's a book called which I found super useful for stuff like this.

u/stef_bee · 3 pointsr/FanFiction

This book is used in college biology classes. Most of it is about invertebrate reproduction, but told in an engaging and funny way. Chock full of ideas for how aliens might do it, I'd think.

u/pegacornicopia · 1 pointr/FanFiction

It was "The Pirate's Pleasure" and this is a link to it on Amazon, I read it as a teen so can't guarantee it's not awful now but I have fond memories of Skye being taken and ravaged by this dude lol

u/thefifthinvictus · 2 pointsr/FanFiction

Unless it's something of depth, I feel the same way. Unpopular opinion incoming ...

Since the overwhelming and loud opinion in the dominant fandom culture has been successful in dictating that one is only allowed to praise a fic (and its author) without providing any kind of non-positive feedback (neutral, negative, or even just thought provoking), many readers (at least the ones I know and converse with, which are most of my friends) don't feel the need to provide any feedback anymore. That is why we don't bother with more that a click of a kudo anymore. It has become very disingenuous.

Before people jump all over me about these words (as people usually do), I highly recommend reading Bright-sided, for some interesting takes on the negative and unforeseen outcomes of forced positivity on a community.

u/ColossalKnight · 2 pointsr/FanFiction

Clue, I would probably say. Specifically, the one story I wrote in the fandom was a fanfic set in the old A.E. Parker Clue line of books. Used to love those books so much.

u/dysphere · 3 pointsr/FanFiction

They're not on ao3 or FFN, but Ryan North, the guy behind Dinosaur Comics, has done CYOAs based on Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.

However, there is a crack crossover with Harry Potter. I've heard it's fairly good, and you can probably find more by checking the "SHAKESPEARE William - Works" tag on ao3. linkao3(The Lamentable Comedy of Severus, Half-Blood Prince of Denmark)

u/TabethaRasa · 1 pointr/FanFiction

Little Brother


It really is quite good, though.

u/FuriouSherman · 1 pointr/FanFiction

If you want individual thoughts, try reading the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. It's a first-hand account of what life as one of the people perpetuating the stereotypes you're talking about is like.

u/Atojiso · 4 pointsr/FanFiction

Pint-Sized Prompts: Bad - Write something that you, as an author are bad at. Eg.: dialogue, action, scenery, comedy.

NaNo? Nah, no.

Edit: The Elements of Style by Strunk & White is currently on sale on Amazon. Less than $5 USD for an insanely useful book on grammar, punctuation, how-to do writing thingies of all sorts.