I just finished reading dejla's Fanfic writing manifesto, and I wonder if I have been a little hard on myself.
I stopped writing fanfic a long time ago because I believed the hype... I wanted to be a "serious writer" and I listened to all of the voices that told me that "real" writers don't write fanfic... well, maybe they should.
I talk a lot of shit about Fanfic being part of the cultural cycle. It is how societies have always digested stories and myths, so why am I cutting myself off from that cycle?
If it is as important as I claim it is, than I should almost feel required to be a part of it.
Suddenly, I feel like a hypocrite, and I hate hypocrites.
Maybe it will be harder for me to be taken seriously as a writer if I write fanfic too, but I probably don't want the approval of those people anyway. The time has come. I need to return to my first love.
Sue, you were right. I need to get by fic on! That felt liberating, now the trick will be the follow through, what do you want to see my fanfic on?
My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett. I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror. I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia. I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.