Call me unoriginal or immature, but I’m an absolute sucker for writing fanfiction and proud of it.
Unfortunately, fanfiction has been put down as a type of writing that doesn’t require any effort. It’s labeled as an embarrassing writing style where kids copy characters and plot from a big-time company without formal permission. Which has led to its being viewed as immature and irresponsible.
I can’t count how many times I’ve seen people criticize and make fun of fanfiction. Can you imagine the impact this has on younger kids who are only getting started writing and focus on fanfiction? They’re being told that their writing isn’t worth anything. It’s just a waste of time.
This makes me so. darn. sad. What if we’re robbing the world of a future bestseller or blogger or speaker? WE COULD BE DESTROYING THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT.
That’s why, today, we’ll be discussing 5 reasons why fanfiction IS NOT a waste of time. In fact, it can improve your writing life!
I’ve also included a few fanfiction snippets that I thought would be entertaining to read! It was fun looking back at my archives and picking a few sections to share with you all. Obviously, they’re all Ninjago themed.* Who do you think I am?
* *clears throat* DISCLAIMER: i do not own any part of LEGO or Wilfilm companies. all characters shown here belong to those groups. the only things i’ve contributed are the ideas and words themselves.