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14 Common Misconceptions About Fanfiction

Featured Art: Gaston Reads Harry Potter by LivingShadowDarkMark | Learn How We Protect Fan Artists! Here we go ’round again. Every year or two or three – like completing the spring cleaning or cleaning out your closets – we fanfic writers and readers are forced to justify our work, our favorite fanfics, our fanfic reading … Continue reading 14 Common Misconceptions About Fanfiction

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15 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Fanfiction Lover

Captured: the Other Kind of Fanfic by JuanaSunfall | Learn How We Protect Fan Artists! Okay… Don’t. Freak. Out. See? Over there? Don’t turn around!! Just…take a little peek out of the corner of your eye. That’s it, nice and easy. There they are. Your best friend, sibling, classmate, whatever. They’re sitting at their laptop, … Continue reading 15 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Fanfiction Lover

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3 of the Best Fanfiction Concepts That Would Change the Harry Potter World Forever

When a tale as epic and richly realized as Harry Potter comes along, it’s hard not to see the real world through the lens of its author. Conversely, it’s also hard not to wonder what kind of reality that big, beautiful fictional universe would morph into if you changed a few significant things. Well wonder no more. Here … Continue reading 3 of the Best Fanfiction Concepts That Would Change the Harry Potter World Forever

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4 Amazing [BBC] Sherlock Memes Hidden in the Depths of Tumblr

There are a lot of memes out there, especially for BBC’s much-beloved Sherlock! For our last meme-history post of this year, we wanted to cover all of them. No big deal, right? Well. This is not all of them. But it is a big collection of bite-sized “mini-memes”. All the trends in Sherlock fanfiction and … Continue reading 4 Amazing [BBC] Sherlock Memes Hidden in the Depths of Tumblr

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11 Hilarious Harry Potter Fanfiction Memes Only a True Fan Will Love

Do you meme what you say, and say what you meme? If you don’t, you should! A picture is worth a thousand words, and nothing delivers the visual snark – or silliness – quite like a meme. It’s a cheeky little nose-thumb to the world or an inside joke for your own little clique. And just like any niche sub-culture, the world of … Continue reading 11 Hilarious Harry Potter Fanfiction Memes Only a True Fan Will Love

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8 Creative Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories that Should be Made into an Official Novel

Let’s get real here: you’re never going to get your Harry Potter fanfic published. In fact, if you ever become a best-selling author of original fiction, your fanfic will just be a dirty little secret you scrub from the Internet (we’re looking at you E.L. James). It will never see the light of day again … Continue reading 8 Creative Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories that Should be Made into an Official Novel

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9 Classic Sherlock Fanfictions to Read Before You Die

  Shhhhhhh… hear that? The echoing calls of carrion crows reverberate off the scorched earth left desolate by the ravages of an east wind. And look, there you are, staring blankly off into the distance as you mutter “The horror, the horror…” …yeah that pretty much sums up the last (and apparently final) season of … Continue reading 9 Classic Sherlock Fanfictions to Read Before You Die

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6 of the Most Moving Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories of 2018

  Like fantasy football, choosing the best, most, etc., fanfic is an exercise in futility. As soon as you declare a choice, here comes a self-declared uber-fan ready to trash your pick and tout their own, hopefully while publicly humiliating you in the process. So, it’s with some trepidation we offer you a list of … Continue reading 6 of the Most Moving Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories of 2018

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Action Scene Breakdown – Building up your reader’s adrenaline really quickly

Today we’re going to go over how to open up an absolutely kick ass action sequence by looking at a paragraph of Sara_holmes’ fanfiction I’ll Keep You Safe Here With Me. Opening a new scene – whether at the beginning of a fanfiction or halfway through a 300,000 word epic series – straight into an … Continue reading Action Scene Breakdown – Building up your reader’s adrenaline really quickly

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13 Pieces of Harry Potter Fan Art that Fanfiction Readers Will Adore

  When respectable media outfits like CNN are covering fanfiction, not only has fanfiction arrived, it’s moved in, stolen your spot on the couch, and sent you to the kitchen for snacks (it’s busy watching TV, shhhhh!!). And if you’re consuming your Harry Potter fanfiction without a generous topping of fan art, you might as … Continue reading 13 Pieces of Harry Potter Fan Art that Fanfiction Readers Will Adore

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