Research

How Much Research Is Enough for a Fanfiction Story?

June 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

We have all heard of Harry Potter fanfics in which characters stress about medical bills, despite the UK having universal free healthcare or about fics set in the early 90s in which everyone has smart phones and internet access. While some people simply don’t want to do any research, there are also many who simply don’t realize they need to do any despite writing fanfics set in another country, time period, or professional setting that they are not familiar with. Of course //

In Another Place, Not Here: Writing Exotic Locales

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ah, the thrill of travel! Exploring new horizons, indulging in unfamiliar foods, and taking in sights only ever glimpsed in a guidebook holds endless appeal for us humans. We’re explorers at heart, and even if you hate the expense and inconvenience of traveling, chances are you like to read about places you’ve never been. That goes double (and maybe even triple) for fanfic writers. We live and breathe our canon. Whether our stories are set in the shadowy halls of Hogwarts, the //