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wikiHow to Make a Warrior Cat Series

Want to make a warrior cat series? Read on to learn how!


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    Make a series title, then the book titles. Make sure the titles sound interesting and exciting! Remember, your title is the ultimate hook to your book. Don't give the title a human name. For example, Human Attack wouldn't work because, cats do not know what a human is. (The warrior cats call humans "Twolegs".)
    • Use symbolism in your title. For example, when the Erin Hunters named the sixth book of the first series The Darkest Hour, this is an example of symbolism. The cats don't know what an "hour" is, but when they fight for the entire forest, it is the "darkest hour" because many cats were lost during that hour, and it was the biggest fight they had ever made.
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    Make enough Clans for your story. You will probably be seeing most of the Clan that the main character or characters are in. It is good to have cats in different Clans, so that you don't just have one cat in one Clan. Let the readers see the other Clans, too! Make a map for each one, a map of all of them together and write about each Clan.
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    Make up the characters. You will need the protagonists (good guys), antagonists (bad guys), static characters, and supporting characters. Make sure their names fit the Clan they're in. For example: A cat named Waterfur wouldn't reside in a desert Clan. The cat would most likely live in a Clan with lots of water.
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    Write the descriptions. The fur colour, make the eye colour, etc. Unless it is absolutely relevant to the story, do not have purple-green cats wandering around the place or cats that are half eagle, because that usually wouldn't work. Remember, this is the real world, and magic (other than the spirits of StarClan) doesn't exist.
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    Look up the dialogue of the cats. If you don't look them up carefully, you could have strange dialogue popping up everywhere, such as "The cat patrol said, 'Humans are attacking!'" Instead, you should write, "The sunrise patrol leader growled, 'Twolegs have come into the territory.'"
    • When writing your warrior cat book, don't ever, ever, say "said". Instead, use growled, hissed, replied, asked, mewed, meowed, wailed, or something of the sort. When you use said, all the character in the dialogue is lost. They just said something. Using something other than said adds character, and you can imagine how the cat is saying something or doing.
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    Write the first chapter of your story, and possibly a prologue. Prologues help foreshadow what is going to happen. Don't have cats dying in every chapter, especially if it's the beginning. One death should be the limit, and even then it should be something that will affect the cats so that it doesn't seem like a death added in for no apparent reason. For example, Redtail died so that Lionheart would become deputy, which was quite a strong part of Into The Wild's plot.
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    Near the problem. If there is a predator picking off cats one by one, have the cats start vanishing strangely. Don't reveal the entire problem yet, let there be some tension first before the cats are plunged into a world of danger.
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    Reach the problem. Have the cats discover what is going on.
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    Have the build up to the climax. There may be a few shock deaths here, but not too many. The characters will probably be frightened, but have at least a few more confident cats that seem more sure that they will pull through, or your readers will think they're reading Worriers, not Warriors!
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    Finally, the climax! This may seem like the easiest part of the story to write, but don't get too over the top. Keep things realistic. Most stories will end with a great battle, but in books such as Rising Storm, there were other problems, such as fires. Cats will usually die in the climax, but if you want the main Clan to succeed, which they probably will if you want to carry on with the series, there has to be survivors.
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    Have your story's ending. Births of new kits, warrior ceremonies and vigils are all good ways to end your story.
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    Write your next book, and follow the same steps until you have enough books.


  • Try adding a few Twolegs. (that's what they call us humans) They can be a wrench to the forest, and it could add pretty weird disappearance of cats.
  • If you're stuck on a personality, look or name try to base it on a friend or loved one, maybe even an animal.
  • If you reached this end of the article with no idea of what you have, try mixing up the plots of a few Warriors books. If you're still stuck, why not write a fanfiction instead? This way you can write about the Warriors characters from the actually books, with your own style and adventures.
  • If you want to make a really unique series, you could write a Dawn Of The Clans series like the ones Erin Hunter has brought out recently. You'll need to read Dawn Of The Clans first, because there are some differences between modern Clan cats and the ancients.
  • If you have more than one main character, don't be afraid to kill one of them off to give the readers a shock. Or, get rid of a character that is quite central and would be expected to stay around a little longer.
  • Try to avoid perfect characters.
  • You can give spoilers to your readers if they really want, but make sure you warn other people.


  • Don't copy someone else's story!
  • If you're not persistent with your story, you may have your readers losing interest.

Things You'll Need

  • A notepad or website online where you can write or type your story.
  • Some Warrior Cats books so that you have an idea of how to write your story.

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