Fanfiction hits Time

Time magazine discovers fanfiction.  It’s a bit late, given that fanfic dates back to the 1960s, if not way earlier, but the mainstream recognition is nice.

I introduce fanfiction in chapter 8.  It’s a great way for first-time writers to practice the craft.

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2 Responses to Fanfiction hits Time

  1. Ben says:

    I had similar feelings when J.K. made the big Pottermore announcement. The first though in my head was “really? You’re finally going to acknowledge the fact that the fan-made Harry Potter universe is larger than your own?”. That was quickly followed with a feeling of dissapointment that it was being put together mostly for what seems like commercial reasons.

  2. David Gurri says:

    When you think about it, Dante’s Inferno/Paradiso was basically self-insert Biblical fanfic. And most ancient Greek literature was fanfic of the mythology of that era.

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