Poll: Fan Fiction


As a reader, what do you think of fan fiction?


As a writer, what do you think of fan fiction?


Your comments are welcome!

Dear writers, I am thrilled to learn if you also read fan fiction!Β  πŸ™‚

Dear readers what is your favourite fan fiction?

 

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11 thoughts on “Poll: Fan Fiction

  1. I love fan-fiction, I think it’s a great tool for writers, especially new ones. It’s an opportunity for people to test their skills, without the worry of having to create a whole set of characters or a new world.

    It can show people their passion for writing and help motivate them to create some of their own original work πŸ™‚

    • These are wise words, Mishka. Sometimes we all need to leave our comfort zones – independent of being writers and/or readers. I always loved long stories (more than 150K words). When I started writing, I opted for long stories. To improve my skills, I started writing short stories – a real challenge. Then I detected flash fiction – even more challenging; I love to write my FF: Neighbors! series… πŸ˜‰
      I might soon be starting a fan fiction series in a format similar to FF: Neighbors! – another challenge… *rolls up her sleeves*

  2. As you know, Karen, I personally love fanfiction – both writing and reading. I do tend to write much more original fiction than fanfiction (I generally save the latter for writer’s block and/or for when I just want to have some fun!). I was a bit sad to see that many writers and readers don’t intend to try it at all – seems unfortunate. 😦

    • Your latest Sherlock piece inspired me to create this poll, Topaz.
      Two years ago, I would never have assumed to write fan fiction. Now it seems pretty appealing (personal writer’s growth). πŸ™‚

      • Oh, I’m flattered! ❀ Indeed, many seem to view fanfiction as something quite frivolous, but it's wonderful that some are giving it a try and finding that they like it. πŸ™‚

      • It certainly also depends on the first fan fiction you come across. The first two pieces I read somewhere did not really hit the mark. Perhaps because I wasn’t a fan of the character…
        The ideal combination is to think of a character you really like – and let your imagination flow. Like-minded readers will love it – especially if they already fantasised in the same angle. πŸ˜€
        Maybe the expression ‘fan fiction’ is just severely misunderstood.

      • I think there’s a lot of fanfiction out there that isn’t really up to par, but like you said, it all depends on the reader, the character, the plot, etc. I like to think about fanfiction as a genre all its own, just as legitimate as scifi, or contemporary, or all of the other genres we enjoy – there are good fics and there are bad fics, same as everything else. πŸ™‚

  3. I voted, and it looks like I’m with the majority of other voters. Am I correct in my thought that fan fiction applies more to genre fiction than literary fiction? I’m trying to think of fan fiction based on a novel that’s considered literary fiction, and I’m drawing a blank.

    • Fan fiction can be written about every character leaving an impression. If I like a piece of fan fiction depends on how the writer approaches the character. My favourite is Topaz Winters’ latest Sherlock Holmes piece.
      For personal writer’s growth, I can imagine to try writing some pieces myself.

    • Thank you for this positive feedback, Luanne. As I once omitted a quite obvious answer 😦 , I try to consider possible answers from every angle.

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