In The Boston Globe, Meredith Goldstein wrote that the fanatical world of young adult literature that spawns movies, fan sites, mall tours, and fan fiction is new to “Beautiful Creatures” star Alden Ehrenreich.
According to BBC News’s Mark Ward, In many cases […] trans-media, which can involve fan fiction, alternative reality gaming or online communities, flesh out and enrich the world depicted in the book, movie or show that started it all off.
Jodi Picoult told New York Times’s Andrew Goldman E. L. James has been upfront about the fact that [Fifty Shades of Grey] was “Twilight” fan fiction. As a writer, I find it pretty reprehensible that someone who began a story cycle with somebody else’s created characters would go on to make gobs of money off those characters simply by slapping new names on them.
Also in the New York Times, Mark Binelli wrote that a novella about a small, independent nation inside Detroit makes the entire scheme [to create the city-state] very easy to mock as Objectivist fan fiction.
In the Toronto Star, Malene Arpe shared Alexander Skarsgard and Jack McBrayer are observed having lunch together Which explains the sudden weird upsurge in Kenneth the Page and Eric Northman fan fiction.
Apparently there was a fanfic reference in a recent episode of Portlandia, if I’m reading The Oregonian’s Kristi Turnquist correctly.
On TIME’s NewsFeed, Nolan Feeney wrote If this interview with your favorite, fictional high school sweethearts doesn’t get you excited about the upcoming Girl Meets World, maybe all this fanfiction will. (With link to ff.net, hurrah.)
In a review of Beautiful Creatures for Variety, Peter Debruge wrote Garcia and Stohl clearly saw "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Catcher in the Rye" as models for the series, although "Beautiful Creatures" demonstrates few of their insights into human nature, hewing closer to Judy Blume and "Twilight" fan fiction.
On Daily Dot, Aja Romano rounded up 10 of the best 30 Rock fanfics for you to enjoy while you're going through withdrawal like Liz without coffee.
Vulture’s Amanda Dobbins advised readers So don’t invite Lorrie Moore to your Homeland Slash Fic Conference. She’s not buying it. By ‘slash’ she means, not slash.
K. J. Blaine issued a press release about her conversion of her own [SeaQuest DSV] fan fiction into original for publication.
Writing about my demographic for Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh), Channing Kaiser opined That’s not to say that adults are uncreative people. They create novels, make movies, sing songs and write fan fiction that become terrible novels (cheers to you, “Fifty Shades”). Adults are awesomely creative, but it’s time to take it to the next level and get more people involved. Not everyone has the skill, time or talent to create novels, poetry or music, but everyone can benefit from some imagination and creativity in their lives. This is where LARPing comes in.
On ESPN, Jeff MacGregor wrote that his ideas will likely inspire a very great deal of fan fiction, most of it an alternative future history of the Second Civil War -- "CW II" -- in which the American East fights the American West.
Robert Barry wrote that James Bridle uses the phrase “networked fiction" to describe both "fictions that connect to other kinds of fiction" like fan fiction; and those fictions "revealed by certain writers having a particular viewpoint across the network," like the recent novels of William Gibson, which make our present feel like science fiction by virtue of the hyper-connectivity of their author for Wired UK.
In Ryerson University’s The Eyeopener, in an article headlined “Bringing sexy back,” Rachel Surman wrote that the “assortment of things [required] for a good sexual experience” included Comfortable bedding, privacy and dominance […], but kinky fan fiction was a favourite of one student.
For reasons that weren’t immediately obvious, Vittorio Hernandez shared that Romantic Fan Fiction has led to several online communities and stories in International Business Times.
Olivia Johnson, in Exepose’, fretted that Several books, originally fan fiction of Fifty Shades, are now beginning to hit the shelves; not sure about the fact-checking that went into this one, folks!
Historical fiction author Tracy Chevalier told Daily Nebraskan that, compared to when she first started publishing in 1997, there are a lot more novels published out there now, not just by traditional publishers, but self-published, fan fiction, online stuff. Stories are all over the place. Second, people buy books differently.
On MTV’s Hive, Kory Grow quoted Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot: “Songs like ‘Is It Too Much’ and ‘That Much’ are really inspired directly by [William] Gibson books,” he says. “It’s kind of embarrassing, but it’s almost like fan fiction.”
From Zeenews (India): Jane Austen classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ may be one of the best books of all time, but hasn’t quite had the ‘fan fiction’ presence that the modern Harry Potter or Twilight series have had. Until now, that is. British writer Jo Baker has re-written the Austen novel from the servant’s point of view, adding an element of novelty to an immensely popular story. The book, called ‘Longbourn’, is expected to hit the bookshelves later this year and even the film rights have already been purchased with Random House and Focus Features picking up the tabs.
San Jose Mercury News’s Mike Cassidy wrote Kids live online today -- Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, multiplayer games, fan fiction sites and the like. Really? I thought my daughters were just exercising their thumbs.
Finally, Fosters reports that The Friends of the Milton Free Public Library invite all Milton high school students to participate in the 6th annual “Fun Fan Fiction” contest.