• Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.
—Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011

What is Fan Fiction?Often referred to as fanfic or FF, is a network created to provides a creative outlet for fans of literature, movies, t.v., and other areas of cultural relevance.
This fan labor contains stories about settings or characters written by fans, giving fans the freedom to change or retell stories in their own fashion.
Fan fiction is written for the enjoyment of the author and the fan fiction community. Authors do not write with the purpose to publish professionally and do not seek monitory donations.
Although authors borrow details from the original source, they are free to create their own interpretations and worlds around the fictional universe.

Fan fiction has also become a social network. It is an area where authors and readers from all over the world can share and enjoy writing based on their favorite work.
This system also allows for people to review each others' work and provide feedback.
Reviewing opens up a line of constructive criticism between author and reader and creates an open forum to discuss creative work.
The reviewing process furthers the online community and allows readers to mark stories as favorite and share their picks with one and other.

History of Fan FictionFan fiction was originally popular amongst the science fiction community in the late sixties and was originally used to separate authentic work from fan creations.
Fan fiction then hit its stride with the ever growing popularity of Star Trek. Fans began to circulate their writing with each other and fan fiction areas started develop at conventions.

With advancements of the internet, fan fictions popularity has only increased. has provided a place for people to post their work and network with other authors and readers.
this non for profit website has become increasingly popular with students, granting them the freedom to publish their original work.
Since the original Scifi popularity, fan fiction has turned to more pop culture topics, such as popular books, movies, anime, and tv shows.
Currently the most popular fan fiction topic is Harry Potter currently reaching 559,677 stories.

Types of Fan Fiction
Fan fiction ranges from short stories, multie chapter stories, fan poetry and fan art.
Topic range from Book, Games, Movies, TV, Anime/Manga, Music, Cartoons, Myths, Musicals, and Comic books.
Yes, Harry Potter has its own section of fan fiction.
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These could be interesting:

Applications of Fan Fiction
Fan Fiction Vocabulary

Navigating Fan Fiction
One of the most commonly used fan fiction forums is the site is easy to use and accessible to everyone.
You do not need an account to read or review the stories, but you do need an account to submit your own work as well as become a Beta Reader.

At the top of the website is the navigation bar. It is here that you can locate the story you are looking for. As you can see there is a catagory for everything, Anything can have a fan written story about it.

Some useful links concerning
Rating System

Beta Readers