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Writing Quality Fan Fiction by Susan Ryan
Some thoughts on how to make your fanfic stand out from the pack!
I'm Looking Through You...or Him...or
Everyone: Viewpoint in Beatles Fan Fiction by Sandra M. Ulbrich
The point-of-view from which a story is told
can make all the difference in its effectiveness.
Roll Up for the History Tour: Writing
Historical Fiction for the Beatles Fan by James Ryan (low-res version)
How to research and write solid
Writing a Believable Romance: A Guide for Fanfic Authors by Mary
Spollen (low-res version)
Some ideas to help you create a believable Beatles-related romantic
The Opening Hook: How to Begin a Fanfic by
Sandra M. Ulbrich (low-res version)
Getting off to a good start can make or break a story -- here's how
to draw your readers in for big payoffs!
"What's So Funny? Comedy Writing
Tips" by Lisha Goldberg (low-res
A well-crafted comedy story isn't so difficult to create -- it's all in
"When I Was A Boy, Everything Was Write:
Writing Alternate History with the Fanfic Author in Mind" by
James Ryan (low-res version)
At last, the "how-to's" for writing a "What If?"
"It's Alive! It's Alive!
Creating a Believable Character" by Cheryl Mortensen (low-res
How to create your own personal Frankenstein!
"Beyond Mary Sue: Expanding the Horizons of Beatles Fan
Fiction" by Meg Kline (low-res
There's a lot more to writing a successful fanfic than creating a
flawless heroine for your Beatle hero -- here are some tips to enhance
credibility in your stories!
"Yes, A Second Time!" by Sandra M. Ulbrich (low-res
Now that your story is finished, it's time to do some
"My Sweet Lawsuit: Plagiarism" by D.Aviva Rothschild (low-res
A thorough explanation of what plagiarism is, why it is not only
unethical, but illegal, and why you want to avoid it at ALL COSTS!
"I'm a Loser: How to Write Bad
Beatlefic" by Margaret C. Racine (low-res
A point-by-point informational guide to writing the worst fanfic on
"Say The Word and You'll Be Free:
Writing Effective Dialogue in Beatles Fan Fiction" by Tina
Kukla (low-res version)
How to make your stories come alive through effective use of
"Say What? A Small Guide for
Foreign Fanfic Writers" by Anna Carolina Fagundes (low-res
Some wonderful pointers for creating a coherent fanfic if your native
language is not English.
"To Write or Not
To Write" by Cheryl Mortensen (low-res
The case for William Shakespeare as fanfic author...
"Beta Reading - The Final Step" by Tina
Kukla (low-res version)
What is a beta-reader, and why is it valuable for you to employ the services
of one? This
article explains the specific reasons why a writer should take advantage of this
most important resource.
"Fixing a Hole: Overcoming the Proofreading and Grammar Abyss"
by Tina Kukla (low-res version)
A discussion of proofreading and grammar for the fanfic writer, including
resources to help you learn these very important tasks!
"What To Do With Mary-Sue? How To Send Her
Packing!" by Lisa Wilkinson (low-res
An article aimed at those authors who’ve written an original heroine for
their fan fiction and would like some help to ensure that their character
doesn’t make the audience cringe. It helps those writers identify Mary-Sue,
explains why Mary-Sues are so irritating, and offers tips about how to turn
Mary-Sue into an interesting, well-rounded character.