I hate to admit that ever since i had my daughter i appear to live under a rock. There is a new fad, or well, new to me. Its called fan lit.
Fan lit, to me seens to be more of a way for people to make a story go the way they wanted or to write a story that they couldnt come up with on their own. This is fine, it means your story inspires or drives people batty enough to take it in a new direction. The issues i have is that some of these stories make it to publication. Why?
Ill go out on a limb and assume that if a story gets noticed for publicatuon it had some qualities that made it noticeable…or i hope.
With all the unique stories out there we can all pray that the fan lit books didn’t make it so someone unique didn’t get published. I guess in the end we all get inspired by something, normally a book that we’ve read. The difference is we did what struggling writers do and write in our own home instead of riding the success of other books in the Internet. Who’s to say what is right and what is wrong.