Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

The question of the week on the weekly meme Booking Through Thursday is:
Have you every written any fan-fiction? If yes, why and for which book(s)? If no, would you like to and for which books(s)?
For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction?

And now I shall embarrass and shock you all by admitting that I was writing fan fiction before I knew it had a proper name. As a young teenager (and continuing on from then), if I liked a book or a movie I'd scribble a story about it or continuing it in my ever present spiral bound notebooks. (Nothing says "classy" like a $0.10 notebook, am I right?) I still *cough* have some of those stories. I like to think it was good practice.

Then as an adult, after the Star Wars movie prequels came out, I actually wrote and posted 3 different pieces of Star Wars fan fiction on the primary fan fiction website.

And because I know you are wondering, yes, they were well received and yes, I was proud of them. And no, I will not be telling you my fan fiction pen-name. (Although I just checked the other day and they're still up.)

I didn't actually post anything based on a book. I've read some REALLY good L.M. Montgomery fan fiction. Some of those writers could have done an excellent job if the estate ever wanted some more Anne, Emily or their kin type stories. I doubt that will happen but those writers could have done it.

My candid opinion is that most fan-fiction is bad. Some of it is teenagers writing themselves into Twilight so they can push that hussy Bella out of Edward's arms. Some of it is obscene and to be avoided at all costs.

But some of it is fun. And some of it is better than a paperback you might randomly pick up at the library.

What about you? Ever read or write any fan fiction? And did you share your work with anyone else?
This post is linked to Booking Through Thursday.


LibrarySnake said...

LOL, yes so much of fanfictions is just awful

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

Yep, some is horrid, but there is some good ones too.
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