It’s been awhile since I had time to write fanfiction, but I’ve received an award nomination for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fic I wrote earlier. “She Would be Thirteen” is a Xander-centric story, set about a year after the end of the TV series, and you can find it here:
Is fanfiction “real” writing? Well, it’s not profitable: It’s technically illegal, although many movie/TV/book creators condone or even support it. Like self-published fiction, some of it is awful and some of it is among the best writing I’ve ever seen. For me, it was a fun exercise, and a chance to tell a good story without worrying about the pressure of getting it published.
Thanks so much to whoever nominated me in the “That Old Gang Of Mine” category, over at the Wicked Awards! On their LiveJournal site you can read lots of other excellent stories, in various fandoms, that were also nominated: