One of the most common questions I get asked by beginning writers is, “What can I do to better my style?” Well, the obvious answer is to practice at it; write, write, then write a little more. Aside from that, it’s really quite simple: read, and read the sort of things you’d like to write.
Fanfiction is a relatively new style of creative writing – one that has been faced with adversity from long-time players in the field who struggle to find respect for what they see as a juvenile and shallow genre. Although the term “fanfiction” is loosely defined, it can be understood as any writing which makes use of popular, preconceived characters or settings. Typically, the style manifests as a short story that extrapolates upon movies, video games, or original works of fiction, using the characters and settings from the original work to create alternate plotlines and new interpretations of the initial concept.