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 Post subject: The Fan Fiction Symposium
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:39 pm 
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I first came across this a few years ago. I happened to stumble into it again, yesterday. The articles are written by those who were active in some of the popular fandoms of the time. They were "published" between 1999 and 2006.
The Fan Fic Symposium

A lot of these are coming from a fan fiction culture most of us have not participated in. Some won't really have much to offer here and now. Sometimes they have their own language. You can look up unfamiliar terms here: Fan Fiction Dictionary. However, some of the articles are universally applicable, or even interesting because of the ways the fan fiction cultures can differ. Some I would recommend as food for thought are in a list to follow. This does not mean I agree with every article that is listed. It just means reading them was interesting to me. :think

Writing Well: Why bother?

Fanfic is Hard to Write

Real People Fiction

Apology for Criticism

The Americanization of British Fandoms

Eew, He's All Girly: Issues Surrounding Feminized Male Characters

In Defense of Mary Sue

The Rules of Combat: Violence in Fanfic

Hurt/Comfort: a Confession and a Celebration

Reasons for Fanfic and Impact on Characterization


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