I just finished reading the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer story anthology, volume 1 (I have a cat named Buffy; obviously, I couldn't resist something Buffy related). It was fun reading, and I couldn't help but think it would be fun writing. In a geekier past (let's pretend), I also loved the Star Wars spin-off novels, like the adventures of young Han Solo. And maybe the Indiana Jones books, too.
Obviously, the professionally licensed fan-fic is a little bit different; it's considered canon, but there's also a certain level of writing quality guaranteed. When I go looking for Veronica Mars fan-fic on the web, on the other hand, because I need to know that Logan and Veronica eventually get back together, what I find is sometimes find are great imaginative storylines without the technical writing skills to back them up.
And, I'm reluctant to write my own fan-fic because I don't generally write for my eyes alone. Although I write for myself first, I want to share my work with readers. I guess I could writer something for the interwebs, but that's out of my usual lane.
Do any of you write fan-fic? Or read it? I'd love to hear about it!
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