In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, E! Online’s Dominic Moschitti went through some of the
TIME’s Allison Yarrow took readers Inside the Wild and Addictive World of Celebrity Fan Fiction, complete with excerpts of the five most popular ‘real person fiction’ (RPF) subjects on the fan fiction site Wattpad.com.
India West reported that an Indian American national middle school science prize finalist is also interested in filmmaking and often uses FanFiction to help him learn how to tell a story to others.
In a piece for Huffington Post, Josh Stephens wrote that he has as-he-defines-successful humanities-major friends. These people don't teach middle school, mind a bookstore quietly behind horn rims, or write Jane Austen fan fiction in the bathtub. And he knows this how?
Also for Huffington Post, Simone Collins wrote that, thanks to portable tech devices of all sorts, Introverted and shy friends can spend high quality but low-key time together watching YouTube videos, writing posts, books, and fanfiction, playing video games, or building something cool, like a website, app, or piece of art.
Hollywood Reporter’s Andy Lewis wrote that An earlier version of [Beautiful Bastard] started as the online, Twlight-inspired fanfic hit The Office, which recorded more than two million downloads.
From Malene Arpe in The Star: Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto tells fan fiction writers that he's convinced that Kirk and Spock are “only good friends” OK. Right. Sure. Next you're going to tell us that Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy didn't elope.
For The Atlantic, in a review of One Direction: This Is Us, Nolan Feeney wrote while Amanda Hess in Tomorrow makes a great case for why gay One Direction fan fiction is a healthy outlet for teen girl sexuality, it’s definitely perplexing to see fans trying to get Louis Tomlinson’s girlfriend kicked out of university because they believe Louis is in a secret relationship with Harry.
In a piece about the live ‘magazine’ Unbound, Colorado Springs Independent’s Hannah Brenneman wrote To lighten the mood between the more serious monologues, there will be short filler pieces like dramatic readings of missed connections on craigslist, competitive erotic fan fiction, and embarrassing selections from locals' teenage diaries.
In a profile of Jessica Darling author Megan McCafferty for Publishers Weekly, Kate Pavao wrote Not only were books three, four, and five bestsellers, but Jessica and her fictional friends have spawned fan fiction, more than one Jessica Darling-themed Tumblr, and even a tribute video set to Barry Manilow's “Can’t Smile Without You.”
In a piece about a recent speech by Yale president Peter Salovey to incoming frosh about the American Dream, Yale Daily News’s Harry Graver wrote he [did not] slap his knee and read Horatio Alger fan fiction.
Following a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FanFiction Comedy’s Brendon Green wrote a short Fan Fiction story of Edinburgh itself. Because I am indeed a fan of this city, and you should probably get a taste of what it is we've been performing over here... for New Zealand Herald.
For Daily Express, Julie Carpenter profiled E.L. James, who emphasises the love story element of her books, describing the Fifty Shades series as "provocative romance". She says she started thinking them up while attempting to enliven her dreary commute to work on the London Underground. It wasn't until she read Stephenie Meyer's hugely successful vampire series Twilight that she started actually writing her own fiction, however. She began by contributing to a Twilight fan fiction site in 2009, writing under the fanciful pen name Snowqueens Icedragon. Soon, though, some of these characters morphed into her own creations and her adult fiction stories were born.
Finally, in an interesting piece for The National (UAE) on the current digital publishing landscape, Dan Hancox quoted China Miéville: "The text is open," he declared. "This should - could - be our chance to remember that it was never just us who made it, and it was never just ours. To love literature doesn't mean we have to aggrandise it or those who create it. That aggrandisement is undermined by the permeable text. Be ready for guerrilla editors. Just as precocious 14-year-olds brilliantly – or crappily - remix albums and put them up online, people are starting to provide their own cuts of novels. In the future, asked if you've read the latest Ali Smith or Ghada Karmi, the response might be not yes or no, but 'which mix', and why?”