A Quick Question.

1. fanfiction

n. A piece of fiction within a fandom utilizing characters and situations from a pre-existing work including (but not limited to) books, television programs, films, and comic strips. Typically separated into het, slash, and general genres. Often used to play out AU scenarios and/or various romantic pairings not found in the original work. Distributed via mailing lists, blogs, and zines. Heavily archived online.
Kate writes fanfiction about what would’ve happened to Jack and Rose had the Titanic not sunk. Poor Kate.

I decided to post this question here, because while fanfiction usually come from the speculative fiction sphere (and their TV/Movies aggregates) they can apply to almost any genre.

The Question: Would you fanfic (yes, I’m using it as a verb) a work by an author you know, in person or through the internet (blog, email, forums)?


8 comments on “A Quick Question.

  1. I wouldn’t fanfic anyone, known or unknown, but I’m not keen on fanfiction anyway.


  2. Nah. First, I don’t have any interest in doing so. Second, I like to save my energy for my own creations.


    • That’s 0-2 against fan fiction in general. I dabbled with fanfics in the past, and having recently bought a U/F book from a fellow AWer I thought about what would happen if other writers who went to her blog or met her through the forums began writing fanfics based on their work.


  3. I suppose I have–I’m writing a communal story with a few writers on the NaNo boards. I decided to write a joke fan fic for their enjoyment.


  4. I’m not big on fanfic personally. To each their own.


    • So 1-3 against fan fiction, although I find Beth’s project intriguing I don’t think I would be cut out for it, not unless I was in control. ūüėČ


  5. I’ve read some fanfic, but I’m not interested in writing it myself. I’d rather create my own characters instead of writing about someone else’s.


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