DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that writing fan fiction can make you successful? In August 2009, a fanfiction net user posted an erotic fanfic entitled Master of the Universe. In the Twilight inspired adult fanfiction, Bella Swan is the secretary of a successful millionaire with a BDSM fetish. Sounds familiar? It’s because Master of the Universe is the original title of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. Once her fanfic became the novel we know now, it sold 70 million copies worldwide. Perhaps you want to be successful by writing fanfics too? Fanfiction is not a mainstream form of fan labor so it may be best to start on a fanfiction website. Websites like Wattpad, Tumblr and Archive of Our Own are popular with fangirls and fanboys. Like them, you will be able to read and write fanfics related to your fandom. Once you have chosen the best fanfiction website for you, it’s time to write! The great thing about being part of a fandom is that you already know the characters and the world they live in. All you need to do is write the storyline. Fanfiction stories that are 1,500 to 2,000 words long tend to be read more. Another way to increase your post’s popularity is focusing on a niche audience. Writing niche genre’s like fantasy, horror and science fiction may help you connect with more readers because there are fewer writers to compete with. These are a few tips you can use to write your fanfic. The most important one, though, is to write for your inner fangirl or fanboy. If you are happy with your work, what’s stopping other fans from loving it too, right?