First a few things to note:
I can’t read your fan fiction. It’s a complicated legal matter that basically boils down to if I don’t read it, I can’t accidentally ‘lift’ your ideas (even subconsciously) and create problems. I’ve not read Academy fan fiction since the start. (Also if you email me your fan fiction, I have to delete your email/not look at your link. I’m sorry. Email me after I finish The Academy series.)
However, I find fan fiction to be an awesome way to get creative with someone’s else’s characters. I loved being absolutely free to do it my own way. No rules. I could do whatever I wanted. (Go figure, the person that wrote The Academy by breaking the rules of fiction at that time, enjoyed writing fan fiction that allowed me to break the rules…yeah.)
There’s nothing like taking well loved characters and imagining them in different ways. Insert yourself in the world. Hang out with who you feel are your best friends/book boyfriends. Take them into different books. Play out scenes. Kill the ones you don’t like. Have them reject the girl to marry you instead! 🙂 Fun times.
I know it really well because I used to write fan fiction. Not continuously but I tried testing the waters.
Including…Gargoyles fan fiction. Yes. Really. Thanks dorky 22 year old me who was trying to learn how to write and tested a few things with …Gargoyles. By the way, I love Gargoyles the TV series. Awesome.
I might actually have some Snape\Harry Potter fan fiction leftover that I tried to put together once. Maybe I can drag that up from the fiction graveyard one day to put on WattPad.
With all that’s going on, and with me taking so long to write books lately, I feel like fan fiction can, for some people, help fill that void when you just miss the guys and want something new. I understand the love and care that went into those words. If you haven’t already, try it out for yourself. Writing is freeing your imagination a bit to record and save for later to read for yourself.
I can’t link to it from here (sorry) because I can’t go look at it. However, I hear some can be found at WattPad simply by looking up CLStone or Academy. Have fun. Read or write as you wish. I can’t wait to be able to join you all.