Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction?

Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction?   It’s exactly as the title says – what has writing fan fiction taught you? And what do you think it can teach others? Bonus Question! What do you think, specifically, posting and reading fan fiction on Ad Astra has taught you? We’ve got responses! Miranda Fave added Fan Fiction Learning Curves FalseBill gave us 3-4-All:- Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction? jespah wrote Lessons from Fan Fiction You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without any of the headaches. Our community of authors offer a...

Blog Prompt #15 – Blog as a Character

Blog Prompt #15 – Blog as a Character Depending on how this goes, this might become a more regular feature of Boldly Reading. So, here’s the idea. Write a blog post as if you were a character, completely in character. This can be a canon character, or your own original character. Or, if you get permission, it might even be someone else’s original character. Because the calendar is changing, your subject is transitions. Don’t forget to answer as the character. How do you handle them? Do they frighten you? Inspire you? Sicken you? Amuse you? Tell us about a memorable transition. Maybe one that went well. Or, if you dare, one that didn’t go so well. Bonus questions! Let’s say you meet a character. It could be a canon person, or not....

Blog Prompt #14 – Beginnings

Blog Prompt #14 – Beginnings To dovetail with the AOS, let’s talk about beginnings First sentences, first kisses, first missions, etc. – what are some of your favorite ‘firsts’ on Ad Astra? What sorts of openings and firsts and premieres get you to keep reading? Bonus questions! How do you convert blank pages and blank computer documents into works of art? How do you get first ideas? What gets you started, or re-started?                     We’ve got a response! SL Walker answers with Beginnings. You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without any of the headaches. Our community of authors offer...

Blog Prompt #12 – Writing Canon Species

Blog Prompt #12 – Writing Canon Species One of the most recognizable aspects of Star Trek is the proliferation of canon alien species. In the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Germany and France in particular, and probably in a lot of other parts of the world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an adult who had never, ever heard of a Vulcan. Most people can probably even provide tidbits like the “live long and prosper” wish, or even perform the salute. Star Trek, in particular the Original Series, is recognizable around the world, and one of the reasons is the indelible canon alien species. Klingons are almost as well-known, although their devotion to honor is more of a TNG bit of canon and, as such, isn’t quite as well-known globally....

Blog Prompt #11 – To AU, or not to AU?

Blog Prompt #11 – To AU, or not to AU? This week’s prompt comes to us from SL Walker, who writes – To AU or not to AU, that is the question! Do you like writing alternate universes? Branching your characters off and seeing where a different path goes? Where do you start, and how do you go about it? We’ve got responses! FalseBill replied with #11 – To AU, or not to AU trekfan offers To AU or not to AU Templar Sora’s contribution is Alts jespah’s answer is Alternate Universes You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without any of the headaches. Our community of authors...