I often read arguments against fanfiction that basically boil down to, “Why are you wasting your talent writing poor copies of someone else’s genius when you could be filling the world with masterpieces of your own?”
Well, the truth is, masterpieces take time. They take skill. A writer isn’t born. She is made. Continue reading
Today I was looking at a video and saw the creative commons logo flash by. In the free art world, Creative Commons licenses are the winners of the copy left licenses. People like the idea of publishing things in a way that keeps the art in “the commons” and still allows people to get credit … Continue reading
One of the interesting things about fanfiction is that lots of people write it: men, women, young and old. Fanfiction is plentiful and of inconsistent quality. Because many pieces of fanfiction are poorly written, some people believe that this is true of all fanfiction and won’t read any of it, which is a shame, because … Continue reading
Fanfiction is a collection of stories based on the characters and settings from existing commercial works. The reason that I use the word commercial is because we don’t usually call it fan fiction if you write a story about Lady Macbeth even if Shakespeare wrote it first. The separation of stories into fiction and fanfiction … Continue reading
Recently, I was talking to an author who was working to finish her manuscript, and I mentioned that I wrote fan fiction. She said that she doesn’t read the stuff, and that she tries to stay away from it because she doesn’t want to write crap. Such a statement has a load of assumptions built … Continue reading
Here is my bio from the Lunatics kickstarter. Support us. The idea for Lunatics! came from a discussion between Terry Hancock and Rosalyn Hunter on space-homesteading, the problems of space settlers, and the potential personality conflicts of the space advocates who would be most likely be involved. It was Rosalyn Hunter who conceived the characters … Continue reading
So this morning I listened to a podcast made by diehard fans of the TV series Sherlock (BBC) (Three Patch Problem) and they mentioned a person who did a study of the subjects of fanfiction stories on the site Archive of Our Own. I had always been curious about the topic and had briefly considered … Continue reading
Hi! This summer, I’ve been reading fanfiction. That’s why I found this article of the legality of fan fiction interesting. Please post if you know more sources. Are fan fiction and fan art legal?
Fanfiction is an indulgent hobby of mine. I like to read stories that people have written about characters in Harry Potter, Sherlock, Merlin and other fiction works. A couple of my own works are posted on this site. One of them, THE POTION, a Harry Potter fan story, has been made into an audiofic. Audiofics, … Continue reading
I stack words like cards with care so they won’t collapse the stories I build.