Write What Comes Freely

Screen shot from a western
Screen shot from a western

Making My Present Known

As a writer not yet well known, the internet has given me the tool I need to express myself. I am still looking for my own niche as to what kind of writer I want to be. I’m still looking for my own voice. I have explored new waters and challenged my own intelligence. The world has yet to hear the last of me. As I make my present known, I am trying my hand at writing fan fiction. I found a site that wants stories based on other already written media such as poetry, books, movies, and television shows. I discovered the demand for fan fiction after reading comments posted on a social network site by the fans of my favorite classic western, The Virginian.

My Pen Name

I started to write my own episode and was amazed at how easy the words had come to me on my first attempt. I introduced a new main character to the series thinking this would make it true fan fiction and would not just be repeating ideas of the original writers. I then started looking for a place to post my story. I found a site called Fan Fiction at www.fanfiction.net. It required registering with a pen name. I did not want to use the user name I use for Hub Pages. I did not want to use my given name either. I needed a new idea. A name perhaps to be used in future episodes. A name I could promote as a writer of a brand new western story of my own making someday. After thinking on this awhile I decided to take the name of my new character I developed in my first fan fiction episode of The Virginian. After all, the words have been flowing freely as I write this stuff. There has to be a reason why after long periods of blank pages trying to write something worth reading, I can master a western television story without much effort. My new pen name is Dee Grainger.

Welcome Comments-Get Exposure-Value Advice

Fan Fiction has a sister site called Fiction Press at www.fictionpress.com. I am using the same pen name on that site. I have not posted there yet, but I know it will be a great outlet for my future attempts at fiction. I know I need all the exposure I can get to keep people reading my stories. I value all their comments and reviews both good and bad. The larger my audience becomes the better my chances are at becoming a well known author. I already have my own fans. Family, friends, and co-workers have encouraged me to write more. But I know they most likely are only being kind. With the connection of these internet sites to social network sites like www.facebook.com, I can gather the opinion of critiques from all over the world. I have met other writers, some of which are well known and have given me great advice. I hope to meet more people like them. The more talented well known people I can surround myself with the better.

The Virginian

Laramie

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Lancer: CBS series summer of 1968

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nikbing 4 years ago from Arkansas

I too am beginning my journey as a writer. I enjoyed reading your hub and wish you many good ideas and success.


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Much success to you as well. I have had this writing bug for years and haven't done much about it. My urge is getting stronger and I believe there has to be a reason for it.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I will check out Fan Fiction. Thanks for the heads up Diana. I am so happy that you have found this outlet and are using your gift of writing.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Interesting information-I'll bookmark it for a review.


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thanks for the nice comments.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Thank you for all the info. Good luck in all your ventures. Voted up.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I wish you good Luck Diana and much success in all your writing ventures, thank you for the information, I will certainly check out fan fiction, best wishes MM


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Good luck on your ventures also. I was told by an experienced author that, we are only as good as our last written piece. With that in mind I try harder at to capture the heart of my reader.


ps acainaich 4 years ago

Diana,

Best of luck with your new endeavor on writing fan fiction. I look forward to reading your new twist on ‘The Virginian” I will definitely check out their site as well as fiction Press. You have given me some very useful information on how to market myself in the ever growing world of the internet.


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa. Author

Thanks for the encouraging words. Now is the time to expand our horizons. I so wish I had this tool years ago.


jennifer moe 4 years ago from Brooklyn center,mn

Good luck. great hub. very good info.

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