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Posts Tagged ‘Fan Fiction’

S.E. Hinton Responds to Outsiders Fan Fiction

The Outsiders novelist S.E. Hinton took to Twitter to talk about fan fiction earlier this week. FanFiction.net counts more than 6,300 fan fiction stories about her beloved novel.

Hinton noted “I normally do not have a problem with fanfics,” but responded to one fan fiction author who imagined an unexpected pregnancy (contains NSFW language) in her classic series. Hinton had an unequivocal response: “bangs head on desk … no no no.” You can read all her thoughts in the Storify post embedded below.

Earlier this year, Hinton told School Library Journal: “I have several things going on. I’m eternally wasting my time on Twitter. I’m also in the middle of a very superficial comedic supernatural thriller thing that I would like to finish. Also, I’m going to be working on webisodes in conjunction with the University of Tulsa film students based on my short stories.” (Author photo via)

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Harry Potter Lives Forever in Fan Fiction

Novelist and journalist Lev Grossman explored the world of Harry Potter fan fiction with his Time magazine piece, “The Boy Who Lived Forever.” Grossman debunked stereotypes about fan fiction writers and highlighted some famous examples.

Here’s more from the article: “If anything, anecdotal evidence suggests that most fan fiction is written by women. (They’re also not all writers. They draw and paint and make videos and stage musicals. Darren Criss, currently a regular on Glee, made his mark in the fan production A Very Potter Musical, which is findable, and quite watchable, on YouTube.) It’s also an intensely social, communal activity. Like punk rock, fan fiction is inherently inclusive, and people spend as much time hanging out talking to one another about it as they do reading and writing it.”

Why not read some fan fiction to celebrate the release of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2? There are nearly 420,000 Harry Potter stories archived at FanFiction.net. Author J.K. Rowling encourages fan fiction–perhaps her new Pottermore website will support these writers?