This story is just a for-fun story I started a while back to experiment with the romance genre and have an excuse to write what’s basically Maze Runner fanfiction. (Yes, I hated those books. That doesn’t mean I hated all the characters, and tossing in extra characters means I can partially rewrite the plot.) I actually didn’t intend to ever share this with anyone beyond my best friend, but it was on the list of stories I’ve started and it’s what the random number generator landed on, so here’s your snippet. Enjoy. :)
Two weeks ago I talked about the benefits of writing fanfiction, and this week I’m going to talk about how writing fanfiction compares to writing original fiction.
Pre-Established World vs. Creative Freedom
With fanfiction (classic fanfiction, in which you write in the existing world) you don’t have to develop a whole new world with functioning societies, cultures, wildlife, history, religions, etc. All you need Continue reading “Writing Fanfiction vs. Original Fiction”
When I just hear the word “fanfiction,” I think of smutty romances and fan theories that make no sense. (And, unfortunately, the search trends for fanfiction reflect the same ideas.) That’s really sad (and I sincerely apologize to any fanfiction writers here). However, when I’m thinking about fanfiction, and thinking about writing fanfiction, I remember I started with fanfiction. I think instead of creativity and development and inexperienced (but still admirable) writing.
Before we get into the actual benefits, I’m going to tell you a story. My “first good novel,” The Half-Elves (if you’ve been here a while there’s no way you haven’t heard of this before), started out as a fanfiction of Continue reading “The Benefits of Fanfiction”