Title: Do You Post Original stuff on FC?
Dobby101 - November 19, 2006 09:23 PM (GMT)
So, you just finished a chapter of an original fic...what do you do with it? My, I usually don't post it on fictioncentral. I don't know how good it will turn out and whether a publisher would ever want to print it. What if by that time it is already plagarized? The only thing I post on FC is poetry because I know I'm not that good at it and it will never be read by anyone other than the people on that site. ;)
So, what do you do with your original stuff? ^_^
xelusive memoriesx - November 19, 2006 09:26 PM (GMT)
Good question. It depends what it is. Yes, I do usually put it on fictioncentral (forgot my username grr!), but I go through a complete edit on my best stuff for publishers. But that's just me. What about you guys?
Elf_ears13 - November 19, 2006 09:26 PM (GMT)
If it's something short (as in, a story I wrote in class one day), I'll go ahead and post it. Same goes for poetry. I'm a little bit more wary with my NaNo/longer original fiction as I, too, am hoping to get something or another published. :)
Jessi_Rose - November 19, 2006 10:02 PM (GMT)
As long as it's not something I'd send into a publisher, I'd REALLY post on FC.. The critiques you can get there are great.
Although I'm more likely to post something unfinished, poetry or a short story.
Skyris - November 19, 2006 10:26 PM (GMT)
I've posted a few things on FC and I have more to post but no time to write it. :wacko:
dragonwriterhp - November 19, 2006 10:42 PM (GMT)
I don't post any of my stuff on FC. I am really paranoid and I want to get my stuff published so I am not posting it there.
neverfallx3 - November 20, 2006 01:27 PM (GMT)
I'm always in torment whether to post it on FC or not... because I really like to get feedback as I go, but sometimes feel like I would like to get it published. I've read on an author's website that if any of it is posted on the internet then publishers basically consider it a lost cause. But it's really hard to get things published, and without people pressuring me I always give up on Originals!
loony86 - November 21, 2006 06:05 PM (GMT)
The only original works I have written so far were poems and an absolutely ridiculous screenplay; all of that is up on FC. If I ever start a real original novel or short story though, I won't post it on FC.
And I think I'd write it in German anyways because (sadly) my German is still way better than my English. And if I go to a publisher, I want my works to have a real chance, right?
delta - November 21, 2006 10:02 PM (GMT)
Like you guys, I want to publish fiction, so I haven't posted any stories on ficcentral, although I have posted poems. I'd post anything if I didn't think it could get published or I didn't want to have it published.
ilysmxo - November 28, 2006 12:24 AM (GMT)
I post everything of mine on FC, but that's just because at the time, writing is not an option as a career choice for me. If I'm doing anything with writing in my future, it'll probably be journalism. I was thinking about doing something with children's books too.
But anyway, what I have to say for the rest of you, is just post stuff you have that you want feedback on or you know that you won't ever send to a publisher. For the stuff that you do want to send to a publisher and get feedback on, I suggest that you DON'T post it, but allow friend and family to read it. That's what I used to do anyway.
The Last Gentleman - November 29, 2006 02:11 AM (GMT)
I post there because Original stuff is all I write. Call it pessimistic, but I doubt it'll get picked up professionally anyways. I'd probably just delete it if it was, anyways. Then again, doesn't it say when it was first posted regardless? you could probably prove it was yours.
LeafyLaughter - December 1, 2006 05:32 PM (GMT)
With my original stuff? Give it to my English teahers to enjoy, give them to my family and friend to read and just keep them lying around the house.... call me boring... :cad:
loony86 - December 2, 2006 06:28 PM (GMT)
Matt - I think the point is not to prove that you didn't steal the story; it's rather
1) people who steal it from you.
2) publishers who just don't want to risk anything and therefore generally don't publish works that have been displayed to the public in any way before.
I agree though that the chances to get anything published are tiny... maybe we should just forget it and post ahead?
xelusive memoriesx - December 4, 2006 04:53 AM (GMT)
I think that at first in our career, we should post. We will grow and change. But, when we are a year or two into it, then maybe we should only post one shots, because we have grown and are at least three times better than we were.
SmexyVampire - December 10, 2006 06:02 AM (GMT)
I post my stuff there. However, I'm not posting my newest story because I plan on getting that one published. The only people that have read it are some of my best friends. But I do like posting on FC, it's great for getting feedback.
The Last Gentleman - December 14, 2006 11:22 PM (GMT)
|But I do like posting on FC, it's great for getting feedback. |
Really? The only feedback I get is when I repeatedly bug people over here to read it....What corner of the site are you on?
SmexyVampire - December 14, 2006 11:45 PM (GMT)
Ummm... I'm not sure. But it's just more so when they do review I get good feedback. It doesn't happen that offten, though.
Anna_Black - December 15, 2006 09:35 AM (GMT)
I posted one-shot on FC, got 4 reviews and that's it... and I haven't posted anything since then
Dobby101 - December 15, 2006 10:35 PM (GMT)
You have to remember that FC is a farely new site and it won't gain as many members as HPFF because a lot of original writers don't even like to go to original story sites at all.
PAMuggles - December 23, 2006 05:11 AM (GMT)
Question, can't people post on FC, then if they decide to attempt to publish it, delete from the archive?
I'm not sure how the publishing laws work, except that I know you won't be able to offer "First Rights" since it had appeared someone first.
Am I completely wrong here?
I know I want to publish someday, but I also know that I need to grow and imporve. SO I don't see anything wrong with posting, getting feedback, changing and editing things afterwards to reflect that, then hopefully publish?
O.k. kinda rambling, but can somebody let me know if my thinking is wrong?
P.S. and no, I haven't posted yet on FC. I want to, but not if it means that those works will be un-publishable later.
Anony_Mouse - January 9, 2007 05:03 AM (GMT)
Have I posted here...?
Anyway, I don't because although I think it's cool there are websites like that out there, I would rather get my stories professionally published than put on a site. I'm not sure all of them will be published someday, but I don't want to take the chance and put them on a site when they might be published later. ;-)
And PAMuggles, I admit I don't know much about this, but if I were you, I think I would save your writings for yourself for now, instead of printing them on the internet just yet. Like you, I publish stories on the internet (only fanfic, because of my opinion above) for feedback, but I just wouldn't want to take the chance that someone might steal it or something (even if you delete it later and I always see books as fresh and new and not seen to anyone except very close, personal friends and editors!). The internet can be dangerous...and if you really want feedback on your writing, is there a writers' support group near you that you could join? It really depends on how serious you are about publishing and passionate about the characters. Hmmm. Like I said, I don't know much about this, especially the legal issues, I just wouldn't take the chance-what does everyone else think?
Meg101 - January 16, 2007 10:20 PM (GMT)
Where do you post original fiction other than FC? I am, well, blocked (*cursed the Parental Controls*) and I can't post anything.
flutterby271 - January 17, 2007 07:23 PM (GMT)
Nope, I've never posted any original fiction at FC. I think that it would be better to let (internet) friends and family read your original stories, rather than post them for everyone to see... just to play on the safe side, if you'd like to get your stories published.
Meg101 - I don't know another place for original fiction that FC, sorry!
SmexyVampire - January 19, 2007 12:06 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Meg101 @ Jan 16 2007, 10:20 PM)|
|Where do you post original fiction other than FC? I am, well, blocked (*cursed the Parental Controls*) and I can't post anything.|
. That's all I know of. I hope that those aren't blocked, too!
Meg101 - January 19, 2007 11:23 PM (GMT)
Oh, thank you so much!!!!!
SmexyVampire - January 21, 2007 04:28 AM (GMT)
Your welcome! I hope those worked out for you!
neverfallx3 - February 24, 2007 10:11 AM (GMT)
If you post your work on the internet publishers consider it to already be in circulation. A lot of contracts now include a part where you state that no part of it has been online in the past year. (I got this information from SaraDouglass.com)
So I write certain things FOR the internet. Like, short stories and stuff. Just so that I can get my name known, because people buy from people they know.
bexiesorrows - April 5, 2007 11:31 AM (GMT)
I don't think I'd post Original Fiction on a site somewhere.
I mean, sure, it's brilliant to see how good a writer you are when you're writing about characters that haven't been fully laid out and you know everything about them...
But I'm paranoid. Very, very paranoid. And kinda shy with my writing that's nothing to do with Harry Potter or anything else, just mine.
There isn't an age limit for getting things published, is there? Theoretically, let's say someone has just turned 16 and they're just putting the finishing touches to a story or something. Would they have to wait until they're, say, 18, to get it published?
I hope not.
loony86 - April 5, 2007 11:39 AM (GMT)
I don't think there's an age restriction. Would be news to me... In fact, I think there are quite a number of teenage authors. Maybe you'll need your parents' consent for the monetary transactions and legal stuff though... but that should not be a problem, right? ;)
insertusernamehere - April 5, 2007 10:01 PM (GMT)
No, they wouldn't! In the Guiness World records they'res like a little kid (about 6?) who got published! And a 13 year old has a novel! Nowadays, we can do about anything 'cept Vote!
Anony_Mouse - April 14, 2007 05:06 AM (GMT)
If there was, I'd die. But I don't think so-I mean, there have been young authors under 18 before, so I think all's well. It'd better be, anyway! ;)
monophobian - June 28, 2007 02:09 PM (GMT)
I post it on all the writing sites I'm on that's not dedicated solely to fanfiction.
I'm not looking to become a published writer. If something I write does end up published, I'd spaz, but that's not a goal for me.
I just write 'cause that's what I do, and I post it on the Internet to get feedback (which doesn't always work) and to give people something to read.
Amaranthine - June 29, 2007 07:32 PM (GMT)
I haven't published a single thing on FC. I don't know, it's not because I'm paranoid that someone's going to steal it. I guess I'd just rather keep it to myself.
Eyriana - January 12, 2008 01:43 AM (GMT)
I do the same thing - a lot of my poetry is on there, because I'm not particularly interested in publishing it. I also put up one short-story/one-shot type thing that is really, total rubbish. Haha... <_< whatever.
Iron_Queen - January 30, 2008 04:30 AM (GMT)
A lot of the stuff I put on FC is already published by my school's literary magazine. I'm not sure of that protects me from plagiarism in any way, but it's something. Besides, by the time I start submitting things to serious publications, I probably won't be posting the submissions online. The internet's for the fun stuff. B)
violet - January 30, 2008 04:37 PM (GMT)
I put a few things on FC, but not much of it is the "good" stuff that I'm really proud of. Either it's too long, or too boring, or I just lost interest in writing it. Eventually, I'll get around to deleting one or two of the better ones, just to edit and work on some more.
I have more original fiction posted on Crones, which is more "protected" because lots more of the authors there have published or are in the process of doing so, thus there's less danger of being plagiarised since the site is 18+ and members only. :)
Though I haven't written anything truly original lately - the last one I posted was a fanfiction from which I'd removed all the Potterisms. Since I've created so many OCs in the Potterverse, I might end up using them for original stories. :)
Faded Warrior - January 31, 2008 09:54 PM (GMT)
I have just submitted my first piece of original writing to Fiction Central.
I am not naive enough to think that I am ever likely to get a publishing contract, however I keep anything that I think may someday be worth digging up and having a look over.
The stuff I put on Fiction Central will be stuff that I am only half-heartedly proud of, was a bit of fun, a writing challenge or something that I wouldn't want to be known for as an author. This doesn't mean that I won't take any Fiction Central stories seriously, it's just that chances are, they are not my best work and if they do develop into something pretty good, then they will be taken down immediately.
LittleBookworm - February 23, 2008 02:30 PM (GMT)
I was planning on submitting my first original piece of fiction today. I'm a little nervous about it, because it is the first time I have ever written something that is based on my own ideas, plots, world, etc. I think it is quite good, though, so I'm eager to see how the readers will like it. :)
Blue_Suede_Shoes - February 24, 2008 07:34 PM (GMT)
I put one story up on FC - it wasn't outstanding and I only wrote one chapter (it was meant to be multi-chaptered). I think I'd always be wary about posting my original stuff online anyway for obvious reasons, plus I never stick to something original - my ideas are changing so much all the time it's hard to keep up ;)
GubraithianFire - February 24, 2008 07:39 PM (GMT)
Same with me. I don't post original stuff online because I never actually get to writing it properly. My plots are constantly changing and merging with other plots, and I have a habit of taking the same characters and putting them in different but essentially similar situations. So no, I don't post OF there, mostly because mine is generally the stuff of daydreams and rarely get to the Word document anyway.