It’s awesome and practical advice from Savage Dragon writer and artist Erik Larsen who has been putting out issues on a regular basis since 1993. It’s now 2015 (at the time of writing this).
So welcome to the CRANK verse. The idea is to put out one issue in this universe per week. Every Thursday (or for you people on the other side of the planet Wednesday).
______________________________Basics of the universe______________________________________
US President: Stephen Keeling. Republican.
British PM: Nicholas Tyne. Conservative
Super powers: Began emerging in 1988. One of the first was Gunship, a Superman-esque hero, who is still around.
Alien races: Do exist but not known to the wider human public.
To avoid copyright infringement on real world products just alter them ie: Tweeter, Facedbooks, Pepsea, ZNN etc
I’m going to write Gunship and anyone else who wants to join, go ahead. There will be no PM but there will be a weekly deadline.
One day I want to do this for a living, for money. If I start treating this like a professional then maybe, just maybe I will be. The guy who wrote The Martian, now a movie starring Matt Damon, started by writing a chapter at a time and putting it on his website because he was fascinated about the idea of HOW a person would survive on Mars. E.L James of 50 Shades of Grey fame started out writing slash-esque fan fiction. Orson Scott Card of Ender’s Game wrote ff based in an Isaac Asimov universe. NEIL GAIMAN writes fan fiction and he did the Sandman!
So if you want to join it’s pretty simple: write a chapter and get it posted before the Thursday/Wednesday deadline. You want to write more; fine! But each week on that day it’s a new chapter. Continuity between titles is like current continuity, not that important but if some semblance of order could be maintained that’d be great.
I look forward to you reading, and hopefully writing along with me.
* Issue One of Gunship is here http://www.comicvine.com/forums/fan-fic-8/crank-gunship-1-1715186/