Discover more from Project: Shadow
dejla's Fanfic writing manifesto
Image by >^..^< maggz >^..^< via Flickr
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?