Fanfix. N. When fans take it upon themselves to restore order to a beloved (or not so beloved) universe by writing or creating their own work. See, Phantom Edit.

Thanks to Melissa Mead Tyler for her brilliant sugggestion.

It came about because Katherine Sanger was bemoaning the sad sad movie that was Chernobyl Diaries. I suggested that she write a better screenplay, correcting the original’s myriad mistakes. You can read her review here.

Fanfic is touchy, as we discussed at ApolloCon on the fanfic panel. Rie Sheridan Rose and Rhonda Eudaly Simpson and I all agreed that fanfic is a great way to learn the craft but not if a fan is so eager they expect to or try to make money from it. And at some point, a writer has to move out into the world and stand on their own, so their work can in turn be ficced.



1 Comment

Castiron · June 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Yep, about the only way to legitimately make money off fanfic is if your fandom has an authorized series of spinoff books, and you write well enough that they’ll accept your manuscripts. (Or, of course, to stick with public domain fandoms ;-).)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.