Fanfiction is a creative and enjoyable past-time. Although fanfiction writers use existing worlds, stories and characters, fan fiction has a merit of its own. Fanfiction stories often expand on creators’ stories. Fanfic writers present more situations, character relationships and endings that the creator could ever imagine. This is why I really love fanfiction.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to fan fiction possibilities but there are a few things to keep in mind when writing. These are words of wisdom I have picked up along the way when reading about fanfiction and writing fanfiction:
- Avoid Mary-Sues or Gary Stus: Create compelling and interesting characters if you’re creating original characters. Readers will appreciate a well-rounded and unique original character. Keep characters in-character if you’re using existing characters. Make them behave in ways readers would expect, based on the fandom. Some people like to use out-of-character characters and…
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