I had a huge bout of ‘ARGH EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING AT ONCE’ this week so I don’t have a new post about techniques for writing fan fiction. Instead, I’ve got a few videos about writing and whatnot I’ve been watching in order to avoid doing all the stuff that’s been happening at once.
How to Write Badly Well
I stumbled upon Joel Stickley quite by accident. It was part of one of those sessions (that only seem to happen at 3am) where you start reading one website, find a link on it and click before reading that and finding another link and another and another until you start reading about all of the characters within the DC universe and you’re not really sure why but you need to find out Nightwing’s entire backstory and romantic affiliations despite not having read any comics in your entire life. Does that happen to everyone? Or just me?
Anyway, so I found this (part of a 6 part comedy routine) and could not stop laughing. Writing is a funny thing and Stickley tells us exactly why. Also, he’s Scottish… I think. And that makes everything funnier.
The Five Elements of Fiction
A really quick overview of the basics of fiction as told in a hilarious edurap. There’s something about people trying to teach you things while being hyper rad that gets me every time.
Live Action Fanfic
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A warning tale against Bad Real Person Fan Fiction (Where people write fan fiction about real people- celebrities and whatnot. In this case, it’s about reviewers from That Guy With The Glasses) and a true case of be careful what you wish for. Also, it’s funny beyond all reason.
A hunt for opinions
Which about brings me to the end of a giant procrastination post. Though I would like to ask your opinion on something.
Do you like/have any topic suggestions for my Thursday ‘Let’s talk about something vaguely related to writing and fan fiction’ posts? Would it be better if I changed the format/made the posts shorter/did something different?
I’m switching my Monday post to a biweekly book review/analysis. This one’s not so much a hunt for opinions as me not knowing where else to put this. I was originally just going to seamlessly switch to a weekly book review but then realised I seem to like both particularly thick books and my sanity.
Annd That’s it! See you next week!