Here it comes…

I stumbled across this post and I really like it and it’s views on fanfiction. Sometimes I really don’t understand why fanfiction gets such a bad rep. Sure, there are poorer quality ones just like there are poorer quality books, but even so I know there are plenty of fanfic writers that write beautifully, creating some high quality gems within all the different fandoms.

I also think many people use it as a way to practice and hone in on their writing skills as well as just to enjoy the different scenarios and possibilities with pre-established characters and worlds. (Not that I can speak for anyone but myself)

Fanfiction is fun. It’s entertainment for the people that love a certain show, book series or game. It expands upon the original canon into limitless other things.

Yes, there are sometimes those weird fanfics or ones that are just plain bad but still to discredit all fanfiction as a lower level of writing that can’t equate to published original works is wrong. It’s writing done simply by fan who admires someone’s original work.

A Writer's Life For Me.

Now, I’m going to write a word that will most likely evoke a strong reaction in most of you, are you ready?… You sure?…

Fanfiction.

Oh yes, the word that is spoken in hushed whispers between writers.

Fanfiction is one of those topics that gets a lot of writers into a heated debate, but I’m not here to talk about fanfiction as a good or bad thing for literature. I am going to talk about it as a writing tool.

I think fanfiction is great in a few ways:

– It gets people writing who wouldn’t write otherwise, and then from there, discover a passion for writing to go on and produce their own stuff.
– It shows how much passion people can have for their ‘fandoms’ 😀

Do I write fanfiction? Yes, I do.

I think I could almost feel a collective cringe from some people reading this…

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…Writing??

So Camp Nanowrimo has started this April.  Its already day 7 and I’m sure you can already guess that I haven’t been very productive towards writing my Nano Novel.   Despite signing up for the camp, I’ve decided to withdraw from the competition/challenge.    I decided I would rather write at my own pace and not stress myself by trying to force myself to write each day and then meet a daily word count, especially since its Spring Break.  I’d rather not try to strain myself on doing something like Nanowrimo, when this week is all about doing things at my leisure and working my personal creative pursuits such as writing, journaling, sewing, sketching, or actually getting to read a book. 

I can’t tell you how long its been since I’ve been able to read because I wanted to.  The book I read for my creative writing course this past month, Curse and Smoke by Vicky Shecter, was the first book I was able to read since rereading the Diary of Anne Frank over Winter Break.  It was so refreshing and a great read if you like historical fiction or just a good story with lovely details and worldbuilding.  But besides that I haven’t been able to get much reading in.  I so plan to at least read some this week and throughout the rest of the month, even if its only a few minutes at lunch or while riding in the car etc.  Just a few minutes to do the thing that use to make my heart feel at home would be lovely.

So since I have withdrawn from Nano, I will make it a point to write for at least 25-30 minutes a day.  I use an app called Writometer.  It works similarly to the Nanowrimo setup.  You have a daily writing log where you put in how many words you wrote that day, the amount of time you spent writing and your writing goal for the day.  I like the app and there’s less pressure than Nanowrimo.

Along with my daily 30 minute writing I am taking part in the WordPress Blogging U writing challenge.  They basically send you prompts each day and you try to write for that prompt.  Its nice because I would like to post to this blog much more often than I do at the moment and I thought the daily prompt work or at least blogging about my writing endeavors in general.

Let’s see how this goes. 🙂

Return of the Writer…

I’m back!  Very sorry for the unannounced hiatus I took, life definitely caught up with me.  I’ve added a ninth class to my line up and my personal life with family and such has been a little hectic, but nonetheless I’ve returned. 🙂

Unfortunately, since my last blog post I haven’t been able to write any on my nanowrimo novel, not even the fanfiction I started MONTHS ago.  But even with all the craziness in my life lately I have missed writing and being able to write stories like I use to.  Hopefully I can use this blog as well as my writing tumblr

New writing and crafting journey…

So, I have opened yet another blog…I seem to have a knack for that. Oh well. 🙂  I mainly plan to post about my writing and crochet crafting.  I will be making posts on a weekly basis (hopefully) on how my biggest writing project is going.  It’s my novel from Nanowrimo this year.  I will try my best to document how I’m doing on the story and even post about the characters and plot.    In my spare time (haha what spare time, school eats it all) I’ll be working on crocheting projects and maybe about my regular life.  So lets see how this goes.  Please feel free to message me and comment on my posts.  I’d love to chat if you like writing and crochet. Thanks for visiting my blog!