Romance Writers’ Weekly



Welcome to Romance Writers’ Weekly Fan Fiction Week.If you came from Dani Jace’s blog at, welcome.

This week’s topic comes from Jo Richardson.

FanFiction is getting a lot of attention these days. Certain books have opened up the “pull to publish” flood gates, as it were – whether people like it or not. What fandom do you have a thing for? I want the title and opening scene (short or long) that you would give to a FanFiction you might write, if you were so inclined to, that is. 😀

No, I didn’t do this correctly, I rarely follow rules.


I can’t write fan fiction. Seriously, I tried. Last week, I toiled over a brilliant Harry Potter and Hermione Granger story where Hermione is a recent widow and she needs to stop Harry from breaking a rule in order to save his dying wife. This plot, as I was told by two irate teenagers, has been written to death on various fan fiction forums and I wasn’t that good at harnessing their essence. I was about to tell them what I thought about them, but decided to go for coffee instead. I’m calmer now.

In reality, they told the truth. I messed up some canon and never formed a 3D character profile of Harry. Getting a character right is important to me, and this one wasn’t passing my quality test. In addition, I have zero memory for the details necessary to give another author’s world the reverence due. I can’t even remember the hair color of the character of my last published book, never mind someone else’s creation.

My daughters write fan fiction, and they are fantastic. They understand the nuances of the twelve (or thirteen?) Doctors. They ship Sherlock and Watson. They dress as trolls from Homestuck for Comic Con and run. They hate me watching television with them because I ask stupid questions. Apparently, there are stupid questions.


So I will read my co-Romance Writers Weekly fantastic stories today, but spare you all from work not worthy of being written. Instead, I’m heading back to my office to write about a few characters who live in my soul and are dying to get out.


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3 thoughts on “Romance Writers’ Weekly

  1. You tried right! I have to admit I’ve never kept to canon, which works in my fandom. But in others that’s sacrilege. Still, it was a fun topic and your daughters sound great! :)

  2. that’s the beauty of FF Veronica, you can do whatever you want with it. Many many stories I’ve read are not canon and they are some of the best stories ever. :) I’m glad you tried! I think you should still explore it. 😉

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