Review – Batman: The Terror by David Breitenbeck

Fan fiction is not my usual topic for review, readers, but this story was too good not to write about – particularly since I beta read it for the author before it was published. 😉 One must take the opportunity to praise worthy stories, and The Terror is no exception. This three-chapter Batman fan story … Continue reading Review – Batman: The Terror by David Breitenbeck

Lost in Translation: Communicating Past Language Barriers and Maneuvering Amidst Different Cultures

This author has little problem with the practice of reading fanfic. Her review of Richard Paolinelli’s ongoing Star Trek* fan fiction story (check it out, it is good) is proof of this. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that last year, this writer ran across a very intriguing fan fiction tale written by Crossover Queen (also … Continue reading Lost in Translation: Communicating Past Language Barriers and Maneuvering Amidst Different Cultures

9 Ways Being a Fan Can Hurt – And Help – Aspiring Authors Learn Their Craft

Previously, this author wrote an article explaining how fan fiction can assist an author in practicing his/her craft. For the aspiring writer, there are many benefits to be found within the genre and/or franchise he enjoys. Through fandom, for instance, beginning authors learn what makes a good story and what makes a poor one. Also, … Continue reading 9 Ways Being a Fan Can Hurt – And Help – Aspiring Authors Learn Their Craft

Why Writing Fan Fiction Is Good Practice for Beginning Authors – When They Do It Right

First things first: unless you have sold your own stories that feature your own characters, events, and worlds, you will likely be unable to sell any fan fiction you write. It is not a good thing for a beginning author to put on his/her resume when trying to sell a manuscript, either; everyone and his … Continue reading Why Writing Fan Fiction Is Good Practice for Beginning Authors – When They Do It Right