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by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Spitfire666 » 02 Dec 2014, 19:20 Fairblue wrote: We could in theory be prosecuted for writing stories using WEJ characters. BUT there is a general consensus of opinion that Fanfics are tolerated as they are, in fact, publicity for the real books and raises the profile. Our forum has been arou...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Tracer » 28 Nov 2014, 20:44 tiffinata wrote: That's something I wonder about too. And how much would be too much. As an aside Barbara Cartland was supposed to have pinched Georgette Heyer's work at one point. Objections were made but B.C. made a bit of money from it. GH took her to court and ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 27 Nov 2014, 09:04

WEJ did repeat quite a few phrases in more than one book and I always like this as I think it makes the characters seem more real. Most people have phrases or sayings that they use regularly in RL.
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Fairblue » 26 Nov 2014, 20:57 Frecks wrote: Would actually using a scene from a Biggles book in a fan fic mean we could in theory be prosecuted? We could in theory be prosecuted for writing stories using WEJ characters. BUT there is a general consensus of opinion that Fanfics are tolerated as...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 26 Nov 2014, 17:32 Would actually using a scene from a Biggles book in a fan fic mean we could in theory be prosecuted? Postby tiffinata » 26 Nov 2014, 20:19 That's something I wonder about too. And how much would be too much. As an aside Barbara Cartland was supposed to have pinched...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Spitfire666 » 26 Nov 2014, 17:19 I think the other thing to remember, apart from being family friendly, is not to put WEJ's words into our own characters' mouths. That is actually important. The fact that we have not so far been caught out by copyright holders does not mean we will not be. I ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 26 Nov 2014, 09:07 I think it is OK to put Biggles in many different situations so long as he is still honest, honourable, fair minded, brave, putting others before himself and not being too violent. I would hate any fan fiction which changed his basic character into a harder, less h...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2014, 23:29 SaintedAunt wrote: Kismet wrote: Why does a story not feel 'right' when it is composed of actual WEJ words and phrases? That is a good question. Perhaps because it is not original, but 'lifted', and a story can really only feel 'right' when it is the author's story...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 22:52 Kismet wrote: Why does a story not feel 'right' when it is composed of actual WEJ words and phrases? That is a good question. Perhaps because it is not original, but 'lifted', and a story can really only feel 'right' when it is the author's story, not somebody...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby tiffinata » 25 Nov 2014, 22:10 If we say 'anything goes' then the writer of the anything must be prepared to accept criticism (or certainly lack of praise). If readers don't like the content, and there will be people who don't like what you have written, should they tell the author or not com...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2014, 21:20 SaintedAunt wrote: Although all this detail about how one could/should write is in itself very interesting, it isn't really what I was asking you all in my first post. Sorry. It obviously wasn't clear. My fault for thinking you all have a brain link to mine.... Wha...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 20:34 Although all this detail about how one could/should write is in itself very interesting, it isn't really what I was asking you all in my first post. Sorry. It obviously wasn't clear. My fault for thinking you all have a brain link to mine.... What I was actual...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Fairblue » 25 Nov 2014, 16:24 I have read a few guides to Fanfiction too and have found them to be of great help. What annoys me is that RL has not given me the opportunity to put it into practice lately, as my unfinished Fanfics will testify. To me fan fiction means just that, fiction writte...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 25 Nov 2014, 15:35 There are a great number of books which are re-written these days professionally which change the whole meaning and character of the books - the modern Agatha Christie TV series are a good example where the stories and endings are changed and there are quite a few ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 11:37

I read the last two (on fan fiction) through with great interest, Tiff. Thank you for posting the links. A lot of home truths.
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby tiffinata » 25 Nov 2014, 11:03 I went through a few style guides, mistakes made by creative writers and common fanfiction mistakes sites today and picked a few common things out. Common to all three Know your target audience. Be familiar with your topic. Read as much as you can about it. Use ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 25 Nov 2014, 08:59 There has been some comment about Biggles/Algy being gay on main stream television over the years. I have not read any Slash fan fiction - it sounds very unpleasant. Did someone once suggest that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were gay? The mind boggles at that tho...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 25 Nov 2014, 04:27 I concur with all of the above. As SA observed, if I don't particularly like the writer's style or the way the characters are portrayed I simply don't bother reading any further. Interestingly, regarding 'style', for referencing my doctoral writing, my ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Kismet » 24 Nov 2014, 20:20 Fairblue wrote: There are so-called Fanfics out there that made me :oops: I had to find a dictionary for a few. Educational. Postby tiffinata » 24 Nov 2014, 21:52 Most of "them" are poorly written- sensationalism rather than anything else. Just occasionally one is ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Tracer » 24 Nov 2014, 19:55 Thank you - a fellow Board member has furnished me with the full gen. Ya live and learn - have never heard that word used in that context, though it has other meanings outside its original in UK Service slang. That's probably on Wiki too but I haven't looked. I can...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Tracer » 24 Nov 2014, 18:12 Would someone please explain to me what 'slash' means in this context? :please: I've never read fanfics before and am really impressed with the quality of these here. Postby Kismet » 24 Nov 2014, 18:56 Slash fiction gets its name from /, the slash, used to separate...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frederique » 24 Nov 2014, 18:07 I agree with all of the above, especially SA's point about keeping within WEJ's style. Even though we (rightly so!) like to break away from the things that we never could agree with in the original books (Algy's office job springs to mind :evil:), my opinion of...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Nov 2014, 15:12

tiffinata wrote:
Edited- there are some quite good university sites that show some common traps. I'll have a look and try to pick out the most common. I didn't realise how much I had fallen into myself!


Can you give me a link, please, tiff?
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 24 Nov 2014, 14:49 I don't even want everybody to write the same way. It is undoubtedly easier to read if the text is formatted into reasonable paragraphs with spaces in between, but that often comes with experience. Once or twice I have PM-ed an author and made some polite sugg...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 303

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SopwithCamel » 24 Nov 2014, 13:17 I agree with Kismet. It would be too hard to make everyone stick to one set of spelling and grammar rules when everyone comes from different English speaking regions. Most of our members don't appear to have any problems making their fics readable anyway. I d...

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