Fan Fiction

Ask The Fangirl: How do you get front row concert tickets?

Note: This is the first edition of #AskTheFangirl, a post that I’m going to make once a week where I answer fans questions about anything and everything when it comes to being a fangirl (or in some cases, fanboys). There will be a form at...

Countdown, back to Millennium

So when I was 19 in ’99 (thanks, Nick), I started writing fan fiction. It led me to my career in journalism and to being an award-winning journalist. Flash forward to 2017. I don’t write anymore and I haven’t written solidly in about two years....

Thoughts: It lasted forever, but ended too soon

I’ll always remember, it was late afternoon It lasted forever, but ended too soon You were all by yourself, staring up at a dark grey sky And I was changed In places no one will find all your feelings so deep inside Was there that...

Confession: I think my fan fiction days are over

There comes a point in every fangirl who writes fan fiction’s life when she realizes that the magic is over – writer’s block has won. For me, I haven’t written substantially in almost two years for the most part. I’ve tried off and on for...

Thoughts: When is a fan fiction writer’s ‘career’ over?

Thoughts: When is a fan fiction writer’s ‘career’ over?

People think being a fan fiction writer is easy. You think up a scenario with your “favorite” person and write about it. Or they think it’s all dirty Skinamax-type stories with no real substance. Or, you know, the author puts themselves in the story to...

Thoughts: 15 years ago today, @backstreetboys fan fiction changed a fan’s life

Thoughts: 15 years ago today, @backstreetboys fan fiction changed a fan’s life

Fifteen years ago, in a big blue house in South Georgia, a 19-year-old girl was on Christmas break from college and her best friend talked her into writing a story about the Backstreet Boys. The story was named “Back At One” (named after the Brian...