Burr Martin writes from Emerald City Comicon,
If you’ve ever wanted to write about your favorite characters from a movie or tv show, go ahead, because just like Sam Beckett did in Quantum Leap, it’s your chance to “right what once went wrong” .
That’s what writers Sarah Roudebush and Morgan Loverro talked about to a crowd of amateur writers. They talked about how writing fan fiction is the way to not only stay in the universe you love, but fixing the things you don’t like.
Wanted Kirk to Marry Uhura? Need Doctor Who to visit Tatooine?
Fan fiction is the way to go.
But be prepared to be called out by other fans who have other ideas on how things should’ve turned out.
They explained how writing fan fiction is fun, but be prepared because it’s also putting yourself out there for everyone to see.
The two met when Morgan wrote a fan fiction about Hans from Frozen And Sarah ended up critiquing her, on-line, but soon became best friends.
The main thing to find is a forum or website with like minded people.
Twist of Fate is an Until Dawn fan fiction Morgan wrote, but instead of changing plot lines, it dealt a lot with mental illness. It was printed by them with their own money, mainly just to see their work in print.
They talked a lot about the dirty side of fan fiction as well, because it holds the connotation of being more about sex, but said that’s not all true. It’s just writers putting themselves out there and writing beautiful things.
50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan fiction and yes , some people tell you to get your own characters sometimes but it’s good practice to get you going and finding your voice.
If you’re interested in learning more, they say fanfiction.net is a good place to start.