Fan Fiction Fridays: Why Fan Fiction?

Last week, we discussed what fan fiction is. Now it’s time to talk about another part of fan fiction, namely why people write it.

So, why do people write fan fiction?

Well, back in the primitive years, people who loved a certain book or TV show would write about their favorite characters or how they thought a certain storyline should go. There was none of this “got to publish this on the Internet“; in fact, fan fiction was more of a subculture, best known from being hidden from the regular society, who would no doubt frown upon fan fiction.

(And to this day, people still frown on fan fiction for various reasons)

But still, why would you want to write fan fiction?

Well, I have a list of reasons, which came from hours of uninterrupted research into that controversial topic:

  1. To practice writing
  2. Because they want to write a certain story their way
  3. To kill writer’s block
  4. Because it’s fun

No matter how you put it, at the end of the day, fan fiction is still fan fiction, whether you like it or not. I have read (and written) tons of fan fiction and have yet to discover why I myself am writing fan fiction. (Hint: it’s not for the above-mentioned reasons)

So, if you happen to have a reason why you write fan fiction, then post your answers in the comments.

Thank you for reading this blog post.

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