Thursday, 16 February 2012
Booking Through Thursday (15)
Have you every written any fan-fiction? If yes, why and for which book(s)? If no, would you like to and for which books(s)? For that matter, do you ever READ fan-fiction??
No. I've never written any fan-fiction and nor do I really want to. I'd rather see what the author comes up with for the characters than what I can create in my head. I understand why fans enjoy fan-fictions of their favourite series, especially after a series has finished or while they are waiting for the latest release, but for me those characters sprouted from inside the author's head and so the author is the only one who really knows them.
How many times has an author managed to throw a total game-changer into a story based on a character who has not previously revealed this part of themselves? The Mortal Instruments did it. Or how about when a character's backstory is revealed later in a series and goes to places you'd never expect? Twilight, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Dresden Files - it's a common storyline.
I have tried reading fan-fiction before and sometimes it can be pretty good but I can never stop the nagging feeling that something isn't right. It is a great way of exploring concepts and storylines away from the main books, it just doesn't work for me.