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What makes a good fic?

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by stevo, Nov 4, 2001.

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  1. stevo

    stevo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 14, 2001
    What do you like to see in a story?

    Me? I like:

    Character Deaths
    Some Mush, emphasis on some
    Good Action, but not too much
    Cliffhangers and Suspense
    Character Torture to make me mad
    and Suprise Endings

    There can't be a good story without something really really bad happening to the main character. Yes, I am a sick little b*stard
  2. LittleJedi

    LittleJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 4, 2001
    Humour is good too!

    Characters that you like is always a good start too. :D

    -Little Jedi-
  3. Jane Jinn

    Jane Jinn Jedi Knight star 5

    Jan 12, 2000
    I like good characterization, writing that doesn't sound too child-like, suspense, touches of humour, gentle teasing, and especially seeing the main character overcome physical pain (won't say the T-word!) in order to do what has to be done.
  4. Casper_Knightshade

    Casper_Knightshade Jedi Master star 6

    Oct 18, 2000
    Build up in every catagory systematically. This creates a field of drama that is emcompassing and blanketing. You apply characterization to the plot, and therefore the plot and characters move along and make sense all around. I love humor during a tense moment, torture when it calls for it, and climatic endings that burn into your brain.
  5. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 6, 2001
    Realism. If you can see it happening in a movie (or in life), then you're in good shape.
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