I was just wondering where people stand on fan fiction?
Most readers during their time will have stumbled upon the huge thing which are fandoms and fanfics. I mean I have, both reading them and writing them.
Many authors have started out by writing fan fiction before braving it out and writing their own novel. It’s great practise and sometimes it means you can have those non-canon pairings you all secretly (or not so secretly ship).
Fanfiction.net and Archiveofourown.org are the two big websites and there are millions of works on them.
If you like Kyo Kara Maoh (anime/manga) there’s something there, if you’re more of a MARVEL fan there are plenty of stories all waiting to be read, there’s even things for Phantom of the Opera, Charles Dickens and games like Mario.
So, it’s fair to say I like fan ficiton, some I like more than the original works, because it’s like minded people that may support that pairing that’s never going to happen in the real thing and there’s always at least some works that can focus on the character you want them too. If you have any thoughts feel free to comment below. Hope everyone’s having a good start to the New Year!