Of Fan Fiction and Fangirling

February 27, 2014 at 12:46 AM | Posted in Writing | 1 Comment
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Every person who is part of a fandom only knows too well about fan fiction. In fact, most fangirl and fanboy I know have read fan fiction at some point, even if they’re not voracious readers of the genre. I must admit, even though I belong to several fandoms and spend most of my time fangirling on them, I never tried writing fan fiction. As a writer, this should have come naturally to me, right? Not really.

Honestly speaking, I don’t feel comfortable writing about characters that are not originally conceived by me. Somehow, I feel like I’m committing a blasphemy (for want of a better word) if I dare to write stories about the characters I love. It’s also sort of like giving respect to the writer who originally created the characters. Don’t get me wrong. I admire fan fiction writers. In fact, I have a few friends who write fan fiction. I think most writers of the genre have the natural talent in spinning interesting stories about much-loved characters from TV, movies or books. And I think it’s a true testament of their dedication and love for the fandom they belong to.

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But for me, I really can’t bring myself to do the same. I prefer writing about characters that I myself created. Well I guess that’s just me. When it comes to writing fan fiction and fangirling, I mostly veer towards the latter. When I fangirl, I tend to express it through other means – either by blogging or gushing about it nonstop on social media. But who knows, maybe eventually I’ll try writing fan fiction just for the experience.

My Writing Decoded

July 22, 2010 at 11:20 PM | Posted in Writing | Leave a comment
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Well this isn’t really an “official” or formal analysis of my writing style. It’s just a fun and amusing tool to use so you have an idea on which famous writer resembles your writing style.  I pasted a few paragraphs of my unfinished short story/novel on I Write Like and this was what came up:

I write like
Margaret Atwood

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

But then I pasted another sample of my writing to see if the same result would show. This time I pasted a few paragraphs of one of my blog posts on the site and to my surprise (and delight), this was what came up:

I write like
Jane Austen

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I never read anything by Margaret Atwood (perhaps it’s time to do so?) so I can’t really tell if I write like her. As for Jane Austen, sure I like her but there’s just no way that I write like her.

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