Author has written 9 stories for Heroes, Harry Potter, Monster, and Mythology.
I started fan-ficing in 2009, after watching Heroes and falling madly in love with Zach Quinto's eyebrows and oh-so-inappropriate charisma. My appreciation of fanfiction, however, dates back to Harry Potter. I can still remember the relief of discovering it once I finished Order of the Phoenix, as well as the disappointment when I discovered (or so I thought then) that some of the fic I had read was more compelling than the sixth book. Though I do not spend as much time reading or updating fic anymore, I am consistently blown away by the level of talent I frequently encounter here. It's good to know I always have a place to go for a fix when I find myself enamored with a new fandom or ship. :)
In addition to my fanfic, I publish the occasional original novel or short story on Amazon under the pseudonym Annabel Ames. They can be found here:
Aaaand . . . Written in 2009, preserved for posterity (and because it still expresses my views perfectly!):
My Views on Fanfiction:
You know what? I'm just gonna admit it: I think it's unhealthy. I mean, look. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life, yet the longest, steadiest thing I've written to date is my currently 14-chapter, roughly 25,000 word Sylaire fic. That's not helping me reach my life goal, is it now? I could be doing something productive, damn it, creating my own original fiction (I've got tons of ideas, so what's my damn problem already?). But nope. Sitting here hammering out Sylaire and the occasional stoner-Lyle fic.
But, hell, if it's not productive, at least it's CREATIVE. Sure, we fixate on characters rather than create our own, but we explore their psyches and limits by putting them in situations we know are unlikely or just plain impossible in so-called canon. In short, we didn't build the puppet, but we might as well make it walk and talk, right? It's all in good fun. And it IS fun, which is the most important thing about fanfiction. Putting it out there, getting feedback, it feels nice. Hell, sometimes it feels downright warm and fuzzy.
So, yes, I believe fanfiction is unhealthy. But I think it's unhealthy in the same way that brownies are unhealthy. And if brownies are wrong, hey I don't wanna be right. :)