Fanfic? Fanfiction? Doesn’t matter what you call it, there are people, a lot, who look down upon it. It’s a fact. No covering the truth or try to hide, I know it and you know it. I’m not writing this to say you have to like it, that’s your choice. I respect your choice, not lying, I do. But I’ve read and talked to people that’s have had people post or tell them that they’re not real writers, that their stories are stupid. The point of writing, to me at less, is to bring people together. No matter what the story is. Not matter, who wrote it or the topic. Writing means “the activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text.” (From goggle) To me, I believe that writing is putting words together that brings feelings, tells a story and makes you think.
I love the fact that there are teenagers in today’s world who is reading and writing; it’s a gift within itself. Out of the kids in my family, looks like I’m the only one who’s going to end up with this passion of writing stories, maybe my littlest brother. I don’t write fanfic’s because the topic and it’s all I can think about. I write them because it’s what people in this this generation is reading. It’s a way that I can learn what I need to work on as a writer. The more you write, the better you become. There’s been times that teens have read a fanfic, then asked if I have original stories because they’ve enjoyed my writing style.
The point of this is, just because someone writes fanfic, doesn’t mean they can’t write, hat they’re not really telling stories. I’m not tell you or anyone how to think or anything, I believe in being yourself, believing, acting, loving who ever or what every your heart tells you. I’m just pointing out that there are real people behind fanfics, people who have feelings, who may have a passion for writing but haven’t found that story of their own. Maybe they’re too scared to share original, or just love writing. I know some people who lately be feeling down, feelings hurt because of this. Just because someone doesn’t like something, doesn’t give the right to show hate.
Another great blogger published a Fanfic topic here:
“Understandably, the idea of writing any story can be daunting. There are many different factors that go into making a story “real” to the reader. These include characters and characterization, plot, setting and theme. Luckily for the aspiring fanfiction writer, half of these criteria are already filled out for you.
When writing fanfiction you are writing in homage to the original work, and in most cases are using either the pre-established characters, the pre-established setting, or both. This makes the writing considerably more focused and will allow you to isolate the individual areas which you need to improve. The main focus of a Fanfiction writer should be on the development of characterization. Use the already established characters and learn how to develop them realistically. This pursuit will lead you to observe how people function and think, and how personalities develop over time. These practices will encourage more deep and meaningful thought within you.”