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I'd suggest that if you're going submit writing in this thing, keep it to the length of maximum 1 chapter. Like a one-shot fanfic.

Also, this isn't terribly important, but it's been bugging me. When you write a story in the canon of an existing fictional universe, it's a fanfic, regardless of length. Saying that you're writing a book versus a fanfic doesn't really make any sort of statement on how long it is. I guess the line between them is sort of fuzzy, but in my mind, it's a book if you're having it published, a fanfic if you're not. This distinction only really applies if you're writing within an established canon, which you guys are, so yeah. Doesn't matter to me if you want to call the stories you're writing "books" if you like that better, but calling something a fanfic because it's intended to be shorter isn't really how it works.

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I'd suggest that if you're going submit writing in this thing, keep it to the length of maximum 1 chapter. Like a one-shot fanfic.

Also, this isn't terribly important, but it's been bugging me. When you write a story in the canon of an existing fictional universe, it's a fanfic, regardless of length. Saying that you're writing a book versus a fanfic doesn't really make any sort of statement on how long it is. I guess the line between them is sort of fuzzy, but in my mind, it's a book if you're having it published, a fanfic if you're not. This distinction only really applies if you're writing within an established canon, which you guys are, so yeah. Doesn't matter to me if you want to call the stories you're writing "books" if you like that better, but calling something a fanfic because it's intended to be shorter isn't really how it works.


My point of view

I call it a story most of the time. When I say book, I say that as something general, not literal or to make it seem like something long (although it is).
Fanfic is shorthand and I don't use that very often, therefore I don't use the term often. I'll just call it a story.

My story is almost finished by the way.

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My story has hit the third chapter, and already my characters are going through some tough situations. (midna)

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Heh, that's not to say you have to start calling whatever it is you're writing something else for my benefit. I was just clarifying the length thing because people in this thread seemed confused about what was meant by writing a fanfic for the competition thingy. Book, story, fan fiction, prose, interspecies erotica, it's all the same by me.

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Actually, hey, you actually should just start calling it whatever I want you to call it. I can do that as despot or whatever. Grind your faces into the mud, peons, and start calling them "word clusters". HAHAHAHA!!!!!

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Whoops! Did I delete that?

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Wow, this is going even better than I thought.

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You can say that again. I'm already siked about this. Since my parents won't let me spend money on shirts like these, it'll be awesome to get a free shot at them.

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You can say that again. I'm already siked about this. Since my parents won't let me spend money on shirts like these, it'll be awesome to get a free shot at them.


I'll just let you have it. Save you can get past the other contender(s).

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Good luck SMF! Lol, there wasn't much competition to begin with, and now your biggest rival did the "noble thing" and let you have the advantage.

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Uh, wow. I'm a little surprised at you Maetheus.

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