Monday, April 30, 2012

Reading some of the other posts about the fan-fiction article reminded me of an assignment from my creative writing poetry class.  We were given several confining stipulations that forced us to think outside of our normal range.  The challenging aspect of the confinement actually helped to produce much better level of writing.  Fan-fiction can cause the same reaction, because the rules are established within the original work.  Although "cheating" by changing the rules established within the original work is not unheard of, some of the best fan-fiction accepts the challenge of working with and against the established rules.  It can actually be pretty fun.

1 comment:

  1. Now that I think about it back in 5th grade our instructor had us write stories and if I'm not mistaken my group made up a mash up of "Final Destination" with something romantic, can't really remember. Apparently we did a good job because we got top story.