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

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

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  1. Jade_Pilot Force Ghost

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    Dec 10, 2005
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    BWAAAAAAAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

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

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    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
  3. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2004
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    I read that too quickly and thought "Vomit owls?" [face_thinking] :confused:
  4. Bri_Windstar Force Ghost

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

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    Feb 22, 2003
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    It's certainly easier than keeping them down.
  6. DARTH_MU Force Ghost

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    Feb 9, 2005
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

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    May 27, 2002
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    No Wai! :eek:
  8. TNPredsFan Force Ghost

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    Nov 10, 2004
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    So did I!
  9. divapilot Force Ghost

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

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    Sep 16, 2005
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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 Force Ghost

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    Dec 10, 2005
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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 Force Ghost

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    Dec 16, 2004
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    Post a thirty page story all at once. No one will touch it.

  13. divapilot Force Ghost

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    Nov 30, 2005
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    Without paragraph breaks.
  14. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 29, 2005
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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 Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2005
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    Shavit! Then I should be good... [face_laugh]

  16. Tahi Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 8, 2002
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    Try writing it in Klingon and add appendixes for Klingon tech terms
  17. JadeSolo Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 20, 2002
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    I was liek wat? But ya rly.
  18. madman007 Force Ghost

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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 Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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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 Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    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 Manager Emeritus

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    OMG, scrolling helps the most!
  22. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    Dec 16, 2004
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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 Jedi Master

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    Oct 3, 2002
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    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 Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Actually, I think that was sarcasm on her part. I seem to remember her winning Most Underrated...
  25. Earthknight Jedi Master

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    Oct 3, 2002
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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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