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[AFD 2008] how do i get people to stop reading my storys

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by poor yorick, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    BWAAAAAAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

    Wait...you aren't talking about ME, are you? o_O
     
  2. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 7, 2002
    Omt vwls...
     
  3. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I read that too quickly and thought "Vomit owls?" [face_thinking] :confused:
     
  4. Bri_Windstar

    Bri_Windstar Jedi Master star 4

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    May 27, 2002
    O Rly? You can do that?
     
  5. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's certainly easier than keeping them down.
     
  6. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 9, 2005
    Write about joiners. Some people really love bughugginess.
    Also, make sure to promise that you will update, only to miss the deadline.

    Also, make sure to pair up Luke with any female who is not Mara. As well as try to pair up Han with Bria Tharen.


     
  7. Bri_Windstar

    Bri_Windstar Jedi Master star 4

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    No Wai! :eek:
     
  8. TNPredsFan

    TNPredsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    So did I!
     
  9. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 30, 2005
    Aboove a;; make sur yuo dont proffread your woek becase who need's a beta anwyay!!!!!111!!!!
     
  10. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Write a really hot romance and find your story was mod-edited and removed from the boards, along with a 24 hour suspension. No one can read what's not there (thanks, no thanks to VaderLVR64, I now have personal experience with this [face_whistling])...of course, why then am I posting here now...:D
     
  11. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Never thank your readers and never read anyone else's work or post comments full of generous praise. I mean, who has time??? ;)
     
  12. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    Post a thirty page story all at once. No one will touch it.

     
  13. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Without paragraph breaks.
     
  14. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Write about a Mary Sue, and put that in the tile of your thread. Then have every male in the SW universe fall in love with her. That's a sure way to lose readers, and FAST!
     
  15. Golden_Jedi

    Golden_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Shavit! Then I should be good... [face_laugh]

     
  16. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Try writing it in Klingon and add appendixes for Klingon tech terms
     
  17. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was liek wat? But ya rly.
     
  18. madman007

    madman007 Jedi Master star 4

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    Here's a way. Take a hugely beloved character from Star Wars and write them way out of character and then kill them off - wait...:oops: sorry, that's already been done.

    THE ALL CAPS ARE A GOOD IDEA. BuT tHeN yOu CaN cApItAlIzE eVeRy OtHeR lEtTeR tOo.

    That would get annoying quick!
     
  19. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

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    Post under the name "Qui-Gon Tim". No one will ever read it.

    Then don't write anything else for 6 years.

    Then show back up in an April Fool's Day thread.

    That'll teach 'em to read your fic!


    Or, write a Star Wars story, but all the main characters are from VeggieTales and Scooby-Doo...

    ... and make sure to point out that it is in no way a "cross-over".
     
  20. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    OMG, curse you.
    *tries to ward of bunny with a stick*

    On topic:

    youcanalsowritelikethis.ofcoursetoreallygeteverybodyoutyoumightaswellleaveoutallinterpunctuationevenifit
    wastheonlythingslightlystructuringthischsosofletters.nobodywillbotherwithmorethanalineofthatkindawriting.
    Really.
    oristhereanybodystillwithme?
    see,provingmypointexactly.



    EDIT: [face_blush]Sorry.
    But, actually, having the readers sidescrolling without end might keep them out as well.[face_thinking]
     
  21. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    OMG, scrolling helps the most!
     
  22. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    Scrolling..........hmmmmmmm. Interesting.

    Most of the time I don't get much scrolling. What causes it? Sentences.that.are.so.long.that.the.page.
    has.be.wider.to.acccommodate.them????????
    ??????????????????????????????


    Inconveniently long spacers?

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    EDIT: OK, I broke those nasty long lines up with spaces. Yes, they cause serious scrolling.

     
  23. Earthknight

    Earthknight Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 3, 2002
    I wish I could swap places with you. Many do actually. You've been blessed with the gift of attracting readers. If you want people to stop reading......just.......I don't know. I haven't been in your position. But I guess you could always not follow the show not tell rule. That will drop your popularity quicker than a frog can suck down a fly.
     
  24. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Actually, I think that was sarcasm on her part. I seem to remember her winning Most Underrated...
     
  25. Earthknight

    Earthknight Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Huh? Oh...darn. I got to learn what is real and what is sarcasm:oops: . Sheesh. This is like the sixth time this has happened with me.
     
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