Go the Documents section on your user page. Enter a label for your story and choose a story format from the drop-down menu. Upload the file from your computer and click on “Submit Document.” Click on the Stories section and click on “New Story.” Read and agree to the Writer’s Guidelines if you’re asked to do so.Jul 21, 2017
Copyright And Fanfiction
Fanfiction in its originality can be said to be a violation of copyright laws. Fanfiction makes use of settings and characters curled out from an original work of fiction work. It creates an unoriginal work. All these it does is classified as illegal according to copyright law.
As of 2018, the site has over 10 million users and stories posted in over 40 languages.
Some writers think of fanfic as a hobby, while some say it’s a form of stealing. Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, really hates it, and asks her readers not to do it. She says that fanfic writers are “stealing an audience they’re not entitled to”.
Reading or writing fanfiction is no more sinful than writing original fiction. … Reading or writing fanfiction is no more sinful than writing original fiction.
You write fluff by defining your characters, setting, and goal. Then, you narrate a happy sequence of events between characters who have a strong, sometimes romantic, bond. You include meaningful dialogue and action to show them happy and in love. You also avoid any drama, conflict, or angst.
Canon: The source material. In fiction-based fandoms, “canon” is simply the source narrative you’re referring to when you talk about that thing you like. … Sometimes a detail gets widely distributed and becomes a major fanon trope, meaning it makes its way around fandom and becomes a well-known idea.
In 2012 ToastyStats told us “Fanfiction.net activity is declining. Peaked in 2012 and fading ever since. People are posting fewer stories every year. ”
The longest fanfiction on the site is The Loud House: Revamped, a crossover fanfiction of The Loud House which is over 12,000,000 words long as of October 2021.
Wattpad is definitely a widespread and popular used site as a means for sharing stories, but AO3 (Archive of Our Own) is a better site because the tagging system is amazing, doesn’t use book covers or chapter art, and generally has an older audience. … To get your story noticed, properly tagging it is very important.
(n.) Fanfic without angst; any pleasant, feel-good story. Fluff may lack plot; however, unlike a PWP the focus is not sex, but displays of affection between two or more characters, whether their relationship is romantic or not.
Mr. King is not a fan of fanfiction. He thinks people should create their own worlds and populate them with their own characters.
Another notable author who supports fanfiction is J.K. Rowling, who has said that she is “very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her “Harry Potter” series and that people take the time to write their own stories.” However, she is also on the side of the authors who are hesitant to support fanfiction …
Anne Rice objected to fan fiction based on any of her characters (mostly those from her famous Interview with the Vampire and its sequels in The Vampire Chronicles) or other elements in her books, and she formally requested that FanFiction.Net remove stories featuring her characters.
It Doesn’t Stop There…
There are currently over 608,000 Harry Potter fan fictions on Fanfiction.net.
Fanfiction in its current form is an infringement of copyright. Fanfiction is defined by the use of characters and expression from an original creative work and the creation of derivative works, all of which is illegal under current copyright law (McCardle, 2003).
Protecting Yourself and Your Fanworks
One question they get often at the OTW is whether they, a fanfiction author, actually have a copyright to their work. Short answer: yes. … “Fanfic writers and fan artists can register their works with the U.S. Copyright Office, or their nation’s copyright office.
Fanfiction’s legal status is blurry.
Although they argue that fan fiction is fair use, they use phrases like “(most) fanworks legal” and “(Usually) Fair Use.” Even fanfictions’ strongest proponents admit that not all fanfiction qualifies as fair use. If it’s not fair use, it’s copyright infringement.
A Lime is a Fanfic in which characters engage in limited sexual activity, without it being portrayed explicitly.
Crackfic refers to stories in which completely ridiculous, unbelievable or insane things occur, often without reasonable explanation but great enjoyment. Are generally written shamelessly and with no excuse beyond a desire to have fun. Often are also PWPs, though not always NC17.
The technical definition of angst is around the concept of feelings of great anxiety or dread. … Our angst revolves more so around characters and their emotions. Angst puts the characters through the wringer emotionally, mentally, or even the physically.
The term fanon refers to fan-made fiction. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and often abbreviated fanfic) is an unlicensed story written by a fan that takes place in an established fictional universe, such as Star Wars.
Also referred to as author character, SI stands for self-insert or self-insertion. It refers to an author writing him or herself into their story. The resulting “character” is usually referred to as a self-insert or SI in the fan fiction community.
A character guide can be found here. [Thanks to Beth Epstein!] * O * OC – An acronym meaning Original Character. An original character is any character that is not in the series and is created by the author.
If you do want to go by word count instead, generally speaking when this question comes up on the blog the consensus is somewhere in the 3-5K range with some people preferring shorter and some people preferring longer.
For future studies, this means our method of sampling follows the general population’s characteristics. In conclusion, there are 3,213,946 stories on FanFiction.Net at the time of our study, and nearly half of all stories posted will sooner or later disappear.