Greetings DC Family, and welcome to FAN CREATION FRIDAY!
Been meaning to get back into writing, but plagued with a nasty case of Writer’s Block? Or just interested in a taking part in what will undoubtedly be good fun with a group of even greater people? Alas, my friends… then Fan Creation Friday is for you!
What IS Fan Creation Friday?
FCF is a new weekly feature that focuses on encouraging creativity here on the forums through the hosting of weekly activities, resulting in a variety of Fan Creations. These will take different forms, but all will have the same endgame in mind: adding a little creative oil to our squeaky gears (hey, Robotman’s not the only one who could do with a tune-up from time to time!)
Note: This thread is the introductory thread, so FCF feedback, and questions can be provided below. Otherwise, each exercise will have its own thread, all of which will be located in the “Fan Creations” Section of the forum.
So… When’s the Postin’ Done?
You can look forward to seeing a new thread posted every Friday at 9am PT/12pm ET!
What Types o f “Fan Creations” are we talkin’ about here?
We’re focusing on writing exercises and prompts designed to get our community’s collective creative flow going (like that alliteration back there, lol). We have a wide array of wonderful people here on the forum, so rest assured, there’s something for everyone! These prompts can be tailored to your DC favs (as you would with Fan Fiction, for instance), OR you can feel free to use your own superheroes, villains, and minor characters.
Exercises include but are not limited to:
Meeting Under Unusual Circumstances - Put together what you think are the most unlikely and unusual DC pairings - based on their canon personalities, give an example of what a first meeting between these two might be like.
Show, Don’t Tell - Think about what physical attributes and mannerisms make your character special, and write a scene in which you convey your character’s action (or interactions) using heavy emphasis on said traits.
Two Sides, Different Faces - Choose a character and either describe them (or create two separate scenes) twice - once as a hero, and once as a villain.
Rules and Restrictions:
Rules such as word count restrictions, etc. will be provided in the threads themselves, and can change from week to week, but permanent restrictions are as follows: All work must abide by our Forum Guidelines (found here: https://yourdcu.com/cmg), with an emphasis on the reminder that posts must not be sexually explicit, nor excessively profane or violent (doesn’t glorify gore, self harm, hate speech/hate groups/hate crimes, etc).
Last, but not least: We look forward to reading a much or as little as you post, so above all, don’t be afraid to share if you’re inclined to (no pressure, everyone! And above all, have fun!). Remember, the first step is always the hardest, but things worth doing aren’t often easy!
Questions, Comments, Ideas for Prompts? Share them with us in the comments below.
In the meantime, don’t forget to tune in next week for the first round of Fan Creation Friday - Same DC Time, Same DC Forum Section! Looking forward to working with you to cook up something even Negative Man would be proud of!