It is obvious that the number of Fanfic threads is increasing.
At the moment, adding a new forum topic in the public message board is not in the top priorities. Not to worry, this doesn’t mean that it is totally ignored. The idea is still under discussion.
For the time being, all Fanfic topics are to be posted under “Introductions and Recruitment” http://www.urban-rivals.com/community/forum/?mode=viewtheme&id_theme=1
Just like most of the topics under this forum, posting your Fanfic requires you to add a tag in the title as well.
[RP] – Tag that you need to put in the title of your Fanfic and/or Role playing threads
We aim to keep all Fanfic threads in one forum rather than see them all over the message board.
This new update will be taken into account immediately. All existing Fanfic threads will not be affected. This will only be applied to new threads up for approval.
@0UC_Wazzupz: Fanfic is short for "fan fiction". It's fan-created stories using characters/settings created by someone else. In the context of this thread, it would be stories people have written using Urban Rivals characters and the Clint City setting.
Fanfics are a good way to get started at writing, since you don't need to work as much on character/setting development. Personally, I prefer working on my own stories instead (and just had my first publication, recently, winning a Halloween flash fiction contest whose subject was "werewolves".
....also for those writers on here, whether of fanfic or of their own creations: Check out www.nanowrimo.org. November is National Novel Writing Month, an annual challenge to write a 50,000+ word novella during the month of November. No prize for completing the challenge other than bragging rights, but it's a good exercise in creativity. (@mods/admins: Hopefully you don't mind me posting that link here, the organization's non-profit and I'm not affiliated with it other than as a participant in the annual event. If this violates any posting rules though, please edit out this second paragraph.)