Sunday Morning Topic: Which Do You Prefer to Write?
Hey there, Mibbians and passersby! I’m here again as LDW Choice with the Sunday Morning Topic! I welcome you all to stop and discuss. If you have any suggestions for an upcoming week’s topic, please feel free to recommend or suggest it. All suggestions will be considered.
In my last article I thanked all those people who responded to my help message on the Forums. In this article it is finally time to put their effort into play for others to know. This week’s topic is which do you prefer to write, Fan fiction or Original Fiction? With the help of the many people listed in my previous article, I give you the facts from our own Mibbian friends.
With the information I received from my friends on the Forums and the readers of this column, I have found that 50% will choose to write original fiction over fan fiction. Of the remaining 50%, only 11% would choose to write a fan-fiction and the other 39% do not have a preference. This shocked me because I see mostly fan fictions posted on our story boards and not a whole lot of original.
I pondered this information for a bit and realized, maybe I just had a biased sample of Mibbians who answered. I crossed that out. My next thought was maybe it was just a coincidence. But I then took the time to go over to the story page on new Mibba, and I looked at the type of stories that were being posted or updated. It showed the opposite of what my research had just shown. There were two more fan fiction stories than original fiction on the updates first page.
So you see there really is no right or wrong answer to this question. We even have people who prefer to write both types. This is a reason to love Mibba. No matter if you like to write or even read, be it an original fiction or a fan fiction, you will always have someone there to write you one. This is one thing that makes Mibba a community, not just an internet website.
Once again, thanks to all of those Mibbians out there who have helped me with the articles thus far. I plan to post again in the next couple of weeks, and the next topic, if you would like to help out, is the following: what do you look for in an original fiction? See you next time!