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Genres of Literature – Fan-fiction

April 2, 2018
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The definition of fan fiction or fanfiction is stories created by fans of original works of fiction rather than the original creator. Since the advent of the Internet it has become a popular form of fan labor. It is not commissioned or usually authorized by the original work’s creator or publisher, and is rarely professionally published but rather qualifies under ‘fair use’. Attitudes differ by the original authors and copyright owners of these original works to fan fiction ranging from indifference to encouragement to rejection. Copyright owners have occasionally responded with legal action.The term “fan fiction” came into use in the 20th century. 

Fan fiction is both related to its subject’s canonical fictional universe and simultaneously existing outside it. Most fan fiction writers work is  primarily read by other fans, such as Spockanalia (1967) based on Star Trek, which was mailed to other fans or sold at science fiction conventions. It is interesting to know that women dominated fan fiction initially in 1970 by 83% and increasing to 905 in 1973. Due to the accessibility of the Internet it is estimated fab fiction comprises one third of all content in regards to books. In 1998 the site Fanfiction.Net came online allowing anyone to upload any fandome content onto it’s not-for-profit platform. This practice came to be known as ‘pulling-to-publish’. In 2013 Amazon.com established Kindle Worlds enabling certain licensed media properties to be sold in their kindle store. The terms included 35% of net sales for 10,000 word plus or 20% for short fiction from 5,000 – 10,000 words but with restrictions on content, copyright and poor formatting.

 

Around 1960-1970 in Japan dōjinshi began appearing where independently published manga and novels, (known as dōjinshi), were frequently published by dōjin circles. Many were based on existing manga, anime, and video game franchises. 

Today there are a multitude of fan fiction internet sites for all sorts of genres from comic heroes to romantic couples to TV shows. It is a growing ‘genre’ and a vehicle for many authors to showcase their work.

Have you written fan fiction? 

What or who was your subject?

Why did you decide to write fan fiction?

A Celebration – My 600th blog post..!

May 28, 2014
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A big celebration today as I write my 600th blog post…I’m stunned that I’ve managed to make this milestone.

So how should I celebrate? A glass of wine? Leaps of joy? Well both of these to be frank.

 How do you celebrate your blogging milestones?

When I began this blog on 8th August 2010, it was to give myself an author platform, which at the time seemed rather  precocious as my writing career had only just begun. With support and encouragement from my mentor, Linda J Pedley, and the members of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, I have exceed all my dreams of creating novels, blogging and launching my freelance business. The subsequent years have seen me on a steep learning curve, filled with new experiences and finding and sharing with people I would not have known existed otherwise.

A blog is so much more than a place to spout your opinion or showcase your work, it is the portal to a community.

Thank you all for following my blog, for your comments and reblogs and for accompanying me on this journey along the writers path.

Long may we continue – learning, sharing and supporting each other.

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