Writing Fan Fiction for NaNoWriMo 2017

Tyrion Lannister
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I’ve been reading fan fiction for ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ since the end of season 7. It’s going to be along wait for season 8, or book 5. My money is on the book will be here first, but until then I want something to read!

I’ve found some really great fan fiction stories. My favorites are the “time-travel fix-it” ones where one (or more) of the characters (usually Sansa for reasons I don’t really understand) ends up back in their child’s body with full knowledge of the wars to come and then tries to fix it from their nearly powerless position. They are fun.

I’m going to try my hand at writing my own fan fiction for NaNoWriMo.

My idea is that the Stark parents kind of dropped the ball when it came to arranging their children’s futures. The fact that Sansa and Robb were even available to get into these terrible marriages seems odd. So what if they weren’t? What if they were already married, or at least betrothed?

In chapter 1, I get things started by having Tywin Lannister send Tyrion off to find a bride… or take the black if no “northern savage” will have him.

“I see.” He said. “When would you like me to leave on this quest?”

Tywin’s lip twitched a little at the victory. “You can wait until tomorrow morning, make yourself clean and sober in the meantime. You will need to be at your best to have any hope of persuading even a Northern savage to share your bed.”

“And if being clean and sober isn’t enough to persuade some northern girl to be my bride?”

“If you make it to the wall without finding anyone suitable, then I suggest you join the Night’s Watch. There certainly won’t be anything for you here if you return alone.”

You can read the whole chapter on An Archive of Our Own.

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Karen Freeman-Smith lives near Portland, OR with her partner, two grown children (in and out of the basement), and a cat named Shiva. Karen maintains two personal websites as well as several topical websites about: Programming, Web Development, Foreign Languages, International Students, Fiction Writing, and Typing.

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