I'm a reader and find fanfic to be an amazing art form. There are no apparent gatekeepers and quality can vary; however I'm awed how people are moved to write for no other reason that they have a story they must tell. Nonfanfic friends argue with me how this type of writing is robbing "real" writers of a payday; I don't agree. Most artists find it difficult to make a living soley from their art. Fanfic offers the reader a familiar backstory and character history with which other writers can play and practice.
Thank you to all the writers who share their stories with me.
Ron is my favorite character in the Harry Potter universe, especially when he is paired with Hermione, Harry, or both.
(Please note that More than Memories and Of Hearts and Heroes are unfinished WIPs, but you can find more chapters at the Quidditch Pitch. Even though they are incomplete stories, they are so well written and so much fun, I had to include them. Two other excellent reads are not at FanFiction.net, but I must recommend then: Scenes from Shell Cottage by WeasleyMom at Mugglenet Fan Fiction and a series of stories by Amidala69 at Checkmated beginning with Turn and Face the Strange and concluding with All's Well that Ends Well. With Amidala69's stories, don't cheat yourself, read them all as they build on each other as the characters age.)