Monday, 20 August 2012

Fan Fiction: Love it or Hate It

I for one love fan fiction. I have several accounts on fanfiction.net alone. My currently active one Queen Datsuh was left in active for nearly a year since I was lost in buckling down to write my own fictional stories. But I'm back as of this month. I posted two new stories: Save Me - Teen Wolf and Love and Gang Violence - Avatar: Last Airbender. My stories often leap outside the shows original focus and takes these characters on very different journeys. I am also slowly updating my back log two stories at a time. My current two are I Hope for Freedom - Avatar: Last Airbender and A Living Nightmare - Naruto. The reason why I enjoy writing fan fiction is because it gives me the chance to write with characters I didn't create, put them in new situations and have others judge how well I've done as well as what they think of the character being plunged in a new environment. I just find it exhilerating.

So what do you think of fan fiction?

3 comments:

  1. I love fan fiction. Firstly, I think it's a great place for aspiring writers to 'cut their teeth' as it were. I feel like I wouldn't have grown confident enough to write my own stories if I hadn't written fanfic for five years.

    Secondly, it's an excellent hobby for those who enjoy writing, but don't have the time/ desire to devote to creating their own stories. I've actually read some exceptional fanfic.

    I still write a little, maybe 3-5 Harry Potter fest pieces a year, and I wouldn't be averse to going back to it if something inspired me.

    I get really bothered by people who look down their noses at others, and think fanfic is a waste of time. If it's not hurting anyone, what's the big deal?

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  2. Hey, Sheena, I'm not crazy about it, but I understand how people can get inspired by working with character they already know and jumping off from there.

    Hope your week is off to a good start.

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  3. Hey! New follower here... Wanted to come by and say thanks for your kind comment on my blog... And I've never read any fan fic, believe it or not! But I think if it gets people reading or writing, it's a good thing :)

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