I was going to write on the subject of fan-fiction, since I’ve encountered many people who consider fan-fiction to be trashy. However, in my research I’ve stumbled upon this article- a great piece on why fan-fiction shouldn’t be degraded and considered a lower art form.
Fan fiction gets a lot of weird looks. From the predominately slashy nature of the writing to the more recent exposure associated with “50 Shades of Grey”, it’s understandable that people outside of fandoms just don’t get it. Fanfiction can be an alien concept to those outside of fandom, but here are a few names a lot of people are familiar with: Charles Dickens, Homer, and H.P. Lovecraft. All considered classic authors that have something in common with modern day fanfiction.
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