Sunday Morning Topic: What Do You Look For in an Original Fiction?
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.
Our new topic of the week happens to be what do you look for in an original fiction? After an alarming amount of responses from both my help message weeks ago and from my last SMT update, I have plenty of information to go off of. Once again, I thank all you amazing Mibbians for help with the column and participating in a community, not just a website.
Mibbians chose characters, plot, emotion, detail, and originality as the top five things to look for in an original fiction. Surprising? Not really. As a writer and an avid reader, I was not surprised to find that Mibbians look for well-developed characters and plots, and even emotion. But the amount of people who want to read something non-cliché and unpredictable as well as extremely detailed did shock me. Although those are some of the things that I look for in a story, I figured it was only the way I grew up or the way I compared Mibbian stories to professional stories; that seems to not be the case. The truth is that as Mibbians, we help each other out and give each other tips on what that person as a writer can improve on, which means we basically all look for the same kinds of things. Sure, each individual will look for something more than another would, but we are cut from the same cloth.
Like last week, there really is not a right or wrong answer. Because no matter what, it is your opinion to the subject and we all can vary. That's life and you just have to deal with it. Everyone keep up your hard work in writing stories that people are looking for; the new Comment Swap feature is a great tool to having people help edit your work. Listen to their constructive criticism and let it help you better yourself. They aren’t saying things to be rude or to hurtfully criticize your writing; they just want you to be a better writer for your future.
If you would like to have your input added for the next topic, please respond in the comments of this article about what you look for in a fan-fiction? Thanks and see you again at the next update!