Original Fiction Resources


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Wasn't sure the right place to put this, so decided to put it in the Original Fiction Section until it gets its own subforum

This thread is for posting links to resources or information that can help aspiring writers get started. Could be

Advice is also welcome, but considering the diversity of writing styles and personal preferences, it may or may not be applicable to an individual.

So, to get us started:

fanfiction.net's sister site. It's free to sign up, free to post, free to write. It's pretty basic, but it gets your story out there, lets you post chapters instead of waiting for the whole thing to be finished, and helps you generate interest.

Juke Pop Serials
Another site for posting your original fiction. A lot smaller than fictionpress.com, but they will actually pay you (a very small amount) for your writing. In addition, there are cash awards for getting enough votes. Certainly not something to quit your job over, but it could be a small step in the right direction.

The No Bulls*t Guide to Writing
A series of blog posts that details the writing experience, giving advice on how to write, how to publish, and all that other stuff for getting your book out there.

A site mentioned in the blog. It's a printing press that can help you get copies of your book printed.

As for some starting advice:

People say write what you know. I say fuck that. Write what you want to write. Write something you love. If it's something you don't know, you learn about it. If it's something that's never been done before, more power to you. If the final product is something you love, then fuck anyone who spits on it.

If anyone else has potential resources they'd like to share, post them here. The more resources available, the easier it is for us to publish our stories and make millions of dollars! (Theoretically, anyways...)


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Trying out Scribophile thanks to NaNoWriMo, and I'm torn on it.

On one hand, I do like that I'll get feedback, and it generally is designed so that you will get GOOD feedback, which is always nice.

What I don't like... you have to pay for it. Sure, you have a "free" option, but you're limited to posting two chapters MAX with that, though you can take down previous chapters to upload new ones. The price isn't bad at $65 for an entire year, or $9 a month if you plan on doing it for a short period, but considering my money situation at the moment...

I really don't want to pay for this, so I'll probably try out keeping one "recent" chapter and the rest in a compilation. I'll let you know how it works out, but I'm not going to be holding my breath.

Anyoen have any recommendations for a similar site that doesn't essentially coerce you into paying?


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Not designed as a writing tool, but I've found it works pretty well for story telling:

FATE Gaming system

It's a very flexible system, so you can twist it to fit your story fairly well regardless of what genre or setting you want to use.  It emphasizes creating interesting characters, with stats as a secondary concern.  The FATE point system also encourages the creation of situations and plot points for them to overcome, or to fail against, while allowing them to showcase their skills and abilities.  The experience system is also great for short term developments, as well as showcasing a gradual evolution of the characters.