Fan Fiction Fridays: Reasons Why You Should “Write Your Own Story”

Last week, I spoke about the controversy surrounding fan fiction.

This week, I’m here to continue that post, with a list of reasons why you should write your own story instead of fan fiction.

So, why should you write your own story?

There are a few authors out there who just don’t like fan fiction, and if you are caught trying to publish fan fiction based on their characters, they will sue you (and possibly win). Plus, when it comes of band fan fiction/real person fan fiction, the celebrity or band in question could sue you for fraud and slander.

Also, why would you want to play with someone else’s toys when you can play with your own? Because that’s what fan fiction is. You’re playing with someone else’s toys. Never mind that the person said that it was OK to play with their toys, but sooner or later, you’re going to have to give those toys back and go buy your own.

Well, if you want to know the reasons why you should write your own story, here they are:

  1. You can create your own stories.
  2. In fact, you should know how to create your own stories, especially if you write fan fiction.
  3. Because you need to know when to put your favorite author’s toys away.
  4. Because fan fiction is more of a crutch than a tool.
  5. Because your original characters and storylines are taking over the story.
  6. Because you feel that you are meant for more than just fan fiction.

Whatever the case may be, you really need to stop writing fan fiction and create your own stories. I‘ll cover that part next week.

My non-fan fiction books Harry Moffer & the Dumbest Story Ever and The Summer of Our Discontent are available on Smashwords.com.

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