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What is webfiction?

Webfiction is any original work of fiction that is published solely online and is free. It is not usually fanfiction, although there are a few exceptions.

Webfiction Starter Pack:

Someone wakes up in a mysterious facility with no memory of how they got there. This turns out to be the ideal state of affairs, and is swiftly ruined.

In the near future, science has discovered and investigated the reality of the soul, a top-secret facility on the ocean floor monitors the depths for creatures beyond human comprehension, and its eccentric inhabitants balance the familiar challenges of life, love and fulfillment with the surreal challenges of a continually shifting, mind-bending new reality.

A superpowered teenager goes out to fight crime for the first time, and through a strange series of events finds herself falling in with a group of villains.

>> No.8863918

This looks nice. Might check it later

>> No.8863936

In the late 1960s, the Apollo 8 rocket to the moon was launched. After a successful launch, the rocket proceeded into the upper atmosphere where it hit the crystal sphere surrounding the Earth and cracked a hole in the sky. As stranger things begin happening, it becomes apparent that the Judeo-Christian creation myth was true, and the divine is returning to the world. The story follows a professional Kabbalist, who works as an office drone for a company that researches the divine names of god, which when spoken have a specific effect on the universe, and copyrights them so they can sell them for profit

Fine Structure
Every year, a random person on Earth is struck by lightning and gains superpowers. Each new superhuman is twice as powerful as the previous one. This has been going on for ten years. Side note: despite the description, this is pretty high concept sci-fi, so if you enjoy that give it a try.

The Northern Caves
An online message board devoted to a cult fantasy author wrestles with his baffling final book. Parts of it are written in an interesting message-board/forum format.

>> No.8863955

Fanfiction edition:

Harry Potter & the Methods of Rationality
A complete rewrite of the Sorcerer's Stone. Petunia Evans has married an Oxford biochemistry professor and young genius Harry grows up fascinated by science and science fiction. When he finds out that he is a wizard, he tries to apply scientific principles to his study of magic, with sometimes surprising results.

A complete rewrite of all of the Twilight novels featuring a protagonist who takes action in her own self interest and is not weak-willed.

>> No.8863984

4chan Original Work Edition:
Trapped in a Fantasy World
Written in a journaling format, writefag 008 tells the story of a group of modern-day humans who are called through a mysterious portal into a fantasy world.

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>Harry Potter & the Methods of Rationality

>> No.8864146

Look up Anatomy of Norbiton, it's quite neat. No link cuz on my phone.

>> No.8864188 [DELETED] 

Inyeresting. Thanks!

>> No.8864198

This is pretty fascinating. Thanks!

>> No.8864202

tvtropes has some amazing fanfiction recommendations



>> No.8864230

List of fanfiction archives:



>> No.8864237

you missed the point, lad. most fanfiction doesn't fit the bill because they aren't completely original works.

>> No.8865659

The guy who wrote worm wrote another good story, Pact, and he's in the middle of writing a third, Twig. He has a really low internet profile for a guy who makes $2700/mo on Patreon for writing.

>> No.8866015

I love rationalist-adjacent webfiction but why is it your only examples of webfiction? Just say you wanna have a rationalfic thread if that's all you're familiar with

Japanese web novels are webfiction, for Christ's sake.

there's even as much of this as there is rationalfic, practically. here's an underrated gem:

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also how do you start a rationalfic thread and without mentioning the pinnacle of the genre

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I have my own website where I put a lot of my short stories. I just launched a podcast where I read them too.


That's the link to the podcast part of the website. It's all free and I have maybe six listeners, so let me know what you think. I'd really appreciate it.

>> No.8867390

Are you planning to do a periodic podcast or are they just going to be up whenever you get around to them?

>> No.8867440

Anyone have tips for writing one of these? I'm doing one right now, but it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks. I'm going through with it and publishing a chapter weekly because I want to actually finish a damn story for once, even if no one's reading it. I honestly don't get how people do it. Most of the stuff I write that's not total crap comes out when I edit the chapters. I'm gonna turn it into a book when i'm finished, so I just tell myself to keep writing and I'll fix stuff later. Is there any trick to consistently putting out good chapters?

>> No.8868243

Biweekly for about 10 episodes. The next one drops in about a week and a half. I've already written everything, I just record them when I have time and the biweekly schedule gives me more than enough time.
I'm actually fairly used to working under strict deadlines, so don't worry about getting into it and then me bailing three episodes in. If you've already checked it out, then thanks.

>> No.8869573

Well, here's my site too:

I write Japan-inspired stories, this is 4chan after all, but that doesn't mean I'm trying to be bad on purpose. Some books you can download for free, some cost a few bucks.

>> No.8869603

homstuck is the ulysses of the internet :v)

>> No.8869928

Whoa dude
Do you make decent money doing this?

>> No.8870186

Not at all. But I can't stop.

>> No.8870217

Had the same fucking reaction.

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Go read Mother of Learning. It's a pretty good timeloop story.


>> No.8871420

I enjoyed it, but it is the epitome of mary sue. Does an adequate job of accomplishing what the writer set out to do, however.

>> No.8871449

Holy fuck is this real?

>> No.8872166

worm is amazing, cannot reccomend enough.

>> No.8872572

How long have you been writing, my dude?

Your words come through as wanting to create a picture in the readers' minds, I will give you that!

>> No.8872823


I've been writing silly crap ever since I was a kid, but only got serious about it around four years ago. Thanks for the compliment. I try to take a different approach every time, so each story is a bit of an experiment.

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>Harry Potter & the Methods of Rationality

>> No.8873966

Just finished Worm today. Do Twig and Pact at least somewhat measure up?
also, when's the publisher/ebook/tvseries/cinematic universe?

>> No.8874090

Pact was a flop for me. I didn't like the main character.

I've heard Twig is excellent from a lot of people, but I couldn't get into it after reading the first several chapters.