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On Writing Fan Fiction (Rules & Advice)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Fozzie Bear, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member


    No, that should be posted on some other crossover fanfic website.
     
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member


    Do you recommend any crossover fan fiction websites? I am looking for a website so I can post my story.
     
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry, I have no other websites to recommend. fanfiction.net has gone extremely down the hill with their added improvements that only make things more complicated.
     
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I found a website called Wattpad.
     
  7. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Can you use script form for the purpose of Muppet Musical parodies, if written carefully with a plot?
     
  8. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    I have a strange idea...don't laugh, but what about an alternate universe type of story where the Muppets are humans? Would that be ok? or... what?
     
  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine getting much of a story out of that, as it would take away much of their identities. However, if you think you can tell a good story that way, feel free to give it a try.
     
  10. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    yeah I am working on one. it's a sort of experiment...but I'm afraid of posting it just in case it's an epic fail! it's called: a very Muppet double sided Christmas, and I have a summary: It seems like a standard Christmas rehearsal at the Muppet theater. Until a strange group of vaguely familiar people get snowed in with the Muppets. And questions and confusion erupt.

    What do you think? Does it sound ok?
     
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Sounds fine to me, but I am the worlds worst at telling people what should and should not be posted.
     
  12. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    thanks! I'll post the first chapter and see what people thinks. I am open to constructive criticism.
     
  13. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Do the posts on this forum have a word limit? Me and AnimatedC9000 have written a one-shot fic that has ended up with a word count of 7,714. I just wanted to know before one of us puts it up (we'd prefer to post it in one go rather than in parts).
     
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi. I believe the word count limit for posts posted here is set at 10000, however I'm unsure as I had to divide the new 2014 FLI thread into thread separate posts. So go ahead and post and see what happens. Worst comes to worst I can always merge the story posts for you in the end.
     
  15. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but I'm just asking for your collective opinion, I'm working on a fan-fic and I'm considering doing another Bobo or Uncle Deadly or another character like that as the villain's henchman. This strategy worked pretty well in The Muppets and in Muppets From Space (in my opinion, the Bobo/Jeffrey Tambor scenes were the best part of MFS).

    Do you think it's overdone? or would you still love to hear more stories with that element?
     
  16. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Do you have a good story to tell? If so, I'd say go for it. Don't worry if an element seems overdone; if that was a limiting factor we'd have stopped seeing Kermit & Piggy fics long ago.
     
  17. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Go for it! If you have a funny scenario to stick the characters in, then definitely write it.
     
  18. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I've had bits and pieces of an idea floating around my head for years, and now i'm trying to put together a decent outline. It'll be a while before its ready, but my goal is to share it in October.
     
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  19. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    I'm getting closer guys! I've been able to piece together more of my story and iron out the details/dialogue/etc. I'm still aiming for releasing it in early October. I don't want to give anything away, but a big theme of my fanfic is showing unusual character pairings that we haven't seen on screen.
     
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  20. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    What about the Christmas films though? I understand why you shouldn't make it a major point in your story, though.

    Although it does have a ton of self-inserts. And these self-inserts are often Mary Sues who join the Muppets, wow the Electric Mayhem with their gorgeous singing voice, become Janice's BFF, and end up dating one of the available members (Zoot seems to be the most popular, but there's probably only like 9 Electric Mayhem fangirls in existence). I actually created an OC, but I made her to specifically not be a self-insert. I ran her by my sister, and she said that my character was okay. I'm just saying, if your name is Rebecca, don't name your character Rebecca. And slightly changing it doesn't count.
    Random Guy: SHE'S GOT A HETALIA OC NAMED HARLEY!
    Me: IT'S SHORT FOR CHARLOTTE!!!!! AND NO ONE EVEN CALLS ME HARLEY! Yeah, but anyway, that OC is clumsy and awkward (not in the cute way, but in the clumsy and awkward way), and some characters even describe her as "weird".
     

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