Dear class of 2020, you are immortal…

Dear class of 2020, I am a West Marion High School graduate Class of 1996. That year probably doesn’t mean anything to you, but if you do some quick math you’ll figure out I’m somewhere in the neighborhood of being as old as your parents. Interestingly enough, in January of ’96, the United States experienced […]

GUEST – Reneé Le Vine – Research Your Fanfiction

Today, I’m glad to have author Reneé Le Vine to share her thoughts on why it’s important to do research when writing fanfiction! From Reneé: Research Your Fanfiction Research and fanfiction are two words that sound like they shouldn’t go together. Fanfiction is just for fun, right? Research sounds like something that you would save […]

GUEST – Abigail Falanga – Glorious Boundries

Today, I’m glad to have author Abigail Falanga to share her insights on how the boundries of fanfiction can help you become a more creative writer! From Abigail: Confession: I don’t read fan fiction. I don’t even write much fanfic any more. Anyone still reading? Good. Because, whatever my failings in the fanfic regard, what […]

GUEST – Brianna Tibbetts – Fan Fiction and Your Creative Drive

Today, I’m glad to have author Brianna Tibbetts to share her insights on how writing fanfiction keeps her productive in her own writing! From Brianna Tibbets: When I discovered fan fiction was a thing in 2011, I didn’t think I’d ever want to write it. I read it on occasion, mostly to fill in holes […]

GUEST – Author H.A. Titus – What Fan-fiction Taught Me

Continuing my series on the benefits of writing fan-fiction, today I have my first guest. H.A. Titus is the author of Forged Steel, a short story contributor in such anthologies as Avenir Eclectia, Different Dragons II, and Quickfic Anthology 2. She’s also a contributor to the New Authors Fellowship and an online friend I’ve known […]