According to the profiles visible on the site, many of these authors are teenagers. Wattpad section also has a Featured Story list, which promotes content reviewed and approved by staff and an editorial review board. Many of these featured stories are written by self-published and professional writers from different genres.
Self-insert[ edit ] A genre of fanfiction in which a version of the author is transported to, or discovers they are inside, the world the fanfiction is based on. Almost always written in the first person.
Fanfictions of this type are often also fix-fics. Smut[ edit ] Smut is sexually explicit or pornographic writing. This could refer to a small portion of a story, or in its entirety. The terms "lemon" and "lime" are often used to allude to the upcoming sexual scene.
Multicross self-insert[ edit ] Instead of a single fictional universe, the inserted author is taken to many in a row, and must usually solve some problem or complete some challenge in each place before moving on. Gaining new powers and occasionally companions from each world is common.
Songfic[ edit ] Songfic, also known as a song fic or a song-fic, is a genre of fan fiction that features a fictional work interspersed with the lyrics of a relevant song. As many lyrics are under copyrightwhether songfics are a violation of that copyright law is a subject of debate.
Some fan fiction websites, such as FanFiction. Net, have barred authors from posting songfics with lyrics outside the public domain. Vent[ edit ] Vent refers to literature written by an author under duress or for therapeutic purposes, normally to calm themselves following a stressful or upsetting situation.
Other related terms[ edit ] Fandom[ edit ] A fandom is a group of fans of a particular work of fiction e. Mary Sue[ edit ] Also of note is the concept of the " Mary Sue ", a term credited as originating in Star Trek fan fiction that has crossed over to the mainstream, at least among editors and writers.
The term "Mary Sue", originating in a parody of stories in this wish fulfillment genre, thus tends to refer to an idealized or fictional character lacking flaws, often representing the author.
TW[ edit ] An abbreviation of " trigger warning ". Trigger warnings are meant to warn people of content in fics that could be harmful or "triggering" to those who have dealt with situations such as abuse.
Fan fiction is tagged using various TWs so that readers may prepare for or avoid certain content. Sometimes CW, an abbreviation of "content warning", is used instead of or in addition to a TW.
Trigger warnings are usually inserted when the subject matter of a work deals with things issues like drug abuse, mental illness, abuse, or extreme violence. Canon[ edit ] Canon is the original story. This means anything related to the original source including the plot, settings, and character developments.
It may represent a teasing out of subtext present in the canon, or it may directly contradict canon.
If many other fans share this interpretation, it may become fanon. Fanon[ edit ] Fanon is an idea that is widely believed to be true among fans, but is unconfirmed, preventing it from being labelled as canon. Fanon may refer to a whole interpretation of the original work, or to specific details within it.
RPF[ edit ] An abbreviation of "real person fanfiction". Describes fanfiction-like works written about real people, usually celebrities, instead of fictional characters.
OTP[ edit ] An abbreviation of the term "one true pairing", where the author or reader ships wishes for a romantic relationship between certain characters from a fandom. Such "disclaimers" are legally ineffective and based on misunderstandings of copyright lawparticularly confusion between illegal copyright infringement and unethical plagiarism.
As a result, the author of the story can either disable or enable anonymous reviews, depending on their preference.
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The world's most-loved social storytelling platform Wattpad connects a global community of 65 million readers and writers through the power of story. This list of most popular fanfiction websites includes FanFiction, Kindle Worlds, Quotev, Wattpad, Archive of Our Own, Asianfanfics, and more.
This year, to accompany our annual list of Best Websites for Writers in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, we decided to put together a list of what we think are the best podcasts for writers. Here are our favorites—let us know in the comments if you have any additional suggestions!
3. Interaction is encouraged. Wattpad is all about interaction and as such, the site actively supports dialog between authors and readers. Readers are allowed to rate and comment on whatever they are reading, giving authors a chance to refine their work or test out new ideas for characters or story .
Wattpad is slightly geared more towards romance whereas Quotev and FanFiction is more popular with Harry Potter, Twilight etc stories. If you are keen on getting active feedback on your writing, I .
I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about what my characters look like—even down to specifics, like how tall they are. For ease of use and to encourage all ye fanartists (and maybe inspire some of you for the Design a Sticker contest!), here are the character profiles that have been living in my Lunar Chronicles folder for many years..
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