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The Benefits of Fanfiction

The Benefits of Fanfiction

Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and wished you could change the story? Maybe you wanted different characters to fall in love or a different setting. Fanfiction lets you decide who your characters are and how the story ends. Even if you are not a writer, there is a chance that someone else has had similar thoughts and has already created a fanfiction that puts your ideas into words.

Fanfiction writers take a story they enjoy and turn it into something more. It is a great way to practice your writing skills and share your work with large numbers of fanfiction readers. It is also a chance for you to explore genres you may have otherwise not considered. Fanfiction has such a large fanbase that some are even traditionally published, turning the fanfiction into a separate work no longer connected to the original content. Some examples include the After series by Anna Todd, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.

Fanfiction readers can delve deeper into the stories they enjoy, giving them more to read while supporting fanfiction writers. As a reader, you can explore characters you want to know more about, rewritten endings in place of those you disliked, alternate universes or timelines, and crossover events with characters and locations from different source materials.

So next time you want a story, scene, or character to be different, look to see if there is any fanfiction out there. Consider writing it yourself if you don’t find what you want. You might become the next famous fanfiction writer!


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