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Hunger Games: revenge

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  • So, i'm not sure how many people on the site actually care about The Hunger Games, but I loved the series, and am currently doing a Fanfiction set after the series. Don't read it, maybe not even the description if you haven't finished the series or have interest in doing so.

    Please, if you read, let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

    *P.S.: Sorry for not being that active in my own group recently, and I do want 6to get more involved, but I need your help too, get to writing Fanfics guys.*

    Creator of The GIO Fanfiction Group!

  • I'm currently running through a few new ideas, I've got another one in the works, and I'm working on some other stuff too. I'll post/link my current stuff when I get a chance.

  • You can post, if you want to. I'll make you an owner. Then all you have to do is make a page in the forum for comments.

    Creator of The GIO Fanfiction Group!

  • Sounds good thanks! I'll post what I got later tonight.

  • What are you writing?

    Creator of The GIO Fanfiction Group!

  • Well the one that has any progress period is a MLP fic, the second one in consideration is a Pokemon Conquest continuation, then I'm also helping DJH on his, and drawing frames for an AMV request

  • Dude, my recommendation for anyone that writes fan fiction: leave the main characters alone, and write a side story.  Never write a sequel as fan fiction, because that ends up just being your idealized version of where the series should go and not anything worth reading.  Really, I think the Hunger Games is possibly one of the most pointless series to have fan fiction with.  It just didn't leave much room for expansion.

    This is nothing against your writing or anything, these are just my general fan-fiction observations.

  • Nothing against your tastes in reading, but I have to ask why you wouldn't want the main characters as part of a fan fiction. After all, some published books on well known series such as Star Wars (Han Solo Trilogy being a good example) were not published by LucasArts or George Lucas, and yet they still portray the various canon characters extremely well.

    Taking away the main characters from a fan fiction either through reference, cast, and/or cameo results in just a normal story taking place in a pre-established fictional universe. The writer then has to establish new characters and back-stories, which often are extreme archetypes and/or poorly written. This eventually results in a boring story if something else doesn't make up for it or edits aren't made.

    My advice would be the following:

    - If you use characters in an established world, study them, and study hard. If a character isn't known for being dramatic then don't have them act overly dramatic. Pushing the boundary doesn't hurt, but don't go overboard.

    - A new character or two doesn't hurt, just try to break the various molds they can often fall into.

    - As for sequels or continuations: make sure you know the original source material and follow the advice above.

  • Your argument is completely invalid, because the books are NOT fan fiction, they have been approved by Lucas Film and their affiliates, and are the official continuation of the Star Wars saga.  This type of fan fiction is so easily destroyed by a single written word by the author.  What if there is ever an official sequel to the Hunger Games?  Then this entire work would be debunked.  However, if you wrote a side-story, then a sequel, or even a prequel, would not likely affect it in any way.

  • No one ever said this was canon. It isn't. I'm not trying to say what should happen, or anything like that. I'm taking my own shot at a sequel. And I'm with Dreamrunner on this one. I try to make the main characters essential to the story. But it focuses on her kids, not Katniss, so that isn't even a valid complaint. Just because you think writing should be one way doesn't mean it has to.

    I also dont think that this story has no room for expansion. Hence why I'm doing a fanfic. Is this scenario likely... probably not, that's why its fanfiction and not an actual book. You didn't even say anything about the story. Did you read it? Did you like it?

    Creator of The GIO Fanfiction Group!

  • sorryjzargo:

    Your argument is completely invalid, because the books are NOT fan fiction, they have been approved by Lucas Film and their affiliates, and are the official continuation of the Star Wars saga.

    I believe your missing point of my statement. Bad writing is bad writing regardless if it's approved by the original creator/company or not. After all, George Lucas and his company is getting trounced all the time nowadays because their new material is constantly contradicting/destroying old material. So in reality, it doesn't matter if LucasArts approved it or not.

     

    sorryjzargo:

    This type of fan fiction is so easily destroyed by a single written word by the author.  What if there is ever an official sequel to the Hunger Games?  Then this entire work would be debunked.  

    Sequel fiction is often a "What-If" scenario or a "What Happens Next?" scenario. Companies do this all the time. You may have seen it in Force Unleashed 1&2, Disney Movies, or any other entertainment company. LucasArts approved and even helped develop Force Unleashed, yet there is material that contradicts the original. While this threw some fans into a minor tizzy, others (including myself) enjoyed it very much because we felt the writing was done well and somewhat believably enough to get by. It all depends on how you approach it. 

     

    TL;DR Good writing is good writing regardless of where it fits in canon, though a better, more believable fit helps immensely. So I understand where you're coming from.

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