Fan Fiction — Good, Bad, or What?

At one of our critique sessions for the Cat Vacuuming Society, fan fiction came up.  If you don’t know what it is, fan fiction are stories written by fans for an existing form, like a TV show.  Yeah, you get the obvious problem with it, and one of the reasons it gets bashed.  But I also read them at a time when it was a badge of honor, because several science fiction writers started out writing it, like A.C. Crispin.

And I do have a disclaimer.  I edited a fanzine, a long time ago in a galaxy far away.  I also wrote a few stories, and my novel Miasma is … Read the rest on Unleaded — Fuel for Writers.

Linda Adams – Soldier, Storyteller


Starting November 5, I will doing a month-long session on Forward Motion on “Basic Training of Military Culture.”  The lesson plan for the course is posted here.  You’ll get to ask a vet questions!


Cora Ramos on Spirits in the Redwoods:  A creepy, real story.