Understanding Kindle Worlds with Kathryn Le Veque

Le Veque

Fan Fic.: This is the term used for fan fiction and it’s having an increasingly strong ring these days.For those who don’t know what fan fiction is, or have heard the term but are unclear what it means, here’s what it is in a nutshell—fan fiction is fans (even other authors) writing fiction using characters created by their favorite authors, screenwriters, or comic book creators. It’s taking Luke Skywalker and creating your own story for him, or using Harry Potter as the hero of your novel. It’s becoming more and more prevalent every day. Movies are even being made from fan fiction—most recently, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (think Jane Austen could have come up with that one?!) and most famously, “Fifty Shades of Gray” (which started out as a fan fiction book) So, as of late, lots of readers and writers are saying, “Fan fiction is where it’s happening!” Of course, it can be tricky to write fan fiction. Fans can’t use characters they don’t have permission to use, so they have to be very careful about that kind of thing.

Read the entire article in the Dec/Jan, 2015-16 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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