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FanFiction.net Before you publish a fan fiction do you have it all planned on your mind or what ?

40 fans picked:
I have a general outline that may change as I write
   53%
of course I think about the whole story before publishing it
   18%
I let the story progress each chapter on it’s own depending on people Criticim
   13%
I always post a complete fic...
I always post a complete fic...
   10%
(added by shenelopefan)
It's almost completely written before I post it
   8%
(added by LadyNottingham)
 soaring_heart posted over a year ago
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MelodyLaurel picked of course I think about the whole story before publishing it:
I hate discontinuing and/or deleting them so I usually have the whole plot and ending outlined on paper before I start doing anything.
posted over a year ago.
 
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LadyNottingham picked It's almost completely written before I post it:
I added that choice because it goes farther than just "thinking" about the plot. I post when about 80% of my fic is completed. I hate to disappoint my readership - I read too many good fics that were never completed, which frustrated me a lot.

Besides, it's always very funny to read reviews stating that "you should do this" or "write that" while the whole thing was written weeks or months ago !
posted over a year ago.
 
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OceanCoast picked I have a general outline that may change as I write :
I outline the entire story, but leave it vague enough to add little tangents in later.
posted over a year ago.
 
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EppofangirlXD picked I have a general outline that may change as I write :
yep, for me, my poll choice is exactly how I write. XD
posted over a year ago.
 
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shenelopefan picked I always post a complete fic...:
I always post complete fics just in case... You never know when you`ll get blocked
posted over a year ago.
 
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FonzFan82 said:
When I write my stories after ch 1 is posted if it's not a short story, I usually plan my stories as I go along. It helps me. Sometimes the story will be discontinued which I also don't like doing myself or it will go ahead and finish.
posted over a year ago.
 
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zanhar1 picked I let the story progress each chapter on it’s own depending on people Criticim:
Legit, pretty much noting is planned, and what is is not set in stone. I actually come up with sentences as I'm typing them. And if I don't like it I go back and make corrections.

I wrote a OUAT fic once. My initial plan was simply Regina is turned into a kid in order to save her son; somewhere down the lines it turned into a Hook Queen fic.
posted over a year ago.
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peacebaby7 picked It's almost completely written before I post it:
Take out the "almost" and that's me. I feel that writing it in full before publishing it is a smart thing to do since: 1) It reduces the possibility of a long update wait due to personal life/writer's block/work/school/etc. 2) If you happen to want to go back and change something, you can without confusing the reader. 3)While you're publishing that story, you can be starting on another!
posted over a year ago.
 
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zanhar1 picked I let the story progress each chapter on it’s own depending on people Criticim:
I have like 10 going anyways. xP
posted over a year ago.
 
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Flickerflame picked I have a general outline that may change as I write :
For those who post complete fics, how long do you wait before posting each chapter? Or do you post the entire story in one go?
posted over a year ago.
 
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peacebaby7 picked It's almost completely written before I post it:
@Flickerflame: I usually post every four days, just to leave some mystery after the previous cliffhanger.
posted over a year ago.
 
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Flickerflame picked I have a general outline that may change as I write :
That's what I was thinking, that you'd want to give readers some time to react.
posted over a year ago.