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Originality Is Meaningless

Originality Is Meaningless

Most of the time, people regard fan fiction as somewhat “lesser”—as though the act of borrowing characters or settings from someone else negated everything else about it and made it less worthwhile than so-called “original” fiction. I admit, I used to feel the same way. To be fair, that was largely because the only fan fic I’d come across was the sort that 11-year-olds write about Harry Potter … and the public in general is divided between that and the…

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What Hamlet fan fic taught me about Point of View

What Hamlet fan fic taught me about Point of View

If you bothered to read the title of that post (which I sometimes don’t), you’ll probably be wondering what on earth Hamlet fan fiction has got to do with point of view (POV for short)—or even anything at all. Hell, you’re probably wondering if it exists. Well, yes, it does. I read some yesterday, and then, because I was procrastinating, I wrote some, too. After finally gaining an account on Archive of Our Own, a fan fic website requiring an…

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If I Get Famous, Keep It Classy

If I Get Famous, Keep It Classy

One of my biggest fears is one day having a series of successful books. Or even just one successful book. Or, like, a TV show or something. It’s one of my greatest fears. You’re confused. You’re thinking, “But Miriam, isn’t that what you WANT?” Yes, that’s what I want, yes that’s what I want to do, but there’s one reason why the prospect absolutely terrifies me: the internet. More specifically, Tumblr and deviantART and fanfiction.net. Now, I have nothing against…

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Tumblr Likes It

Tumblr Likes It

I have a band. We started out as a trock band, but the first few songs I wrote were about Torchwood, so we decided to branch out. Then I saw Sherlock and realised that I needed to write songs about it and I didn’t want to have a separate band and the others agreed. And basically we ended up becoming  band who write songs about things that Tumblr likes. We’re called Forever Reblogging and we haven’t yet had a rehearsal…

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Something Sunday: In a *month*

Something Sunday: In a *month*

I used to post on Protagonize every day, or nearly so. Once I posted, what, 26 pages in one day? But recently that quantity has been declining. Let me explain that Protagonize is the writing community that got me back into writing. I joined over two years ago and though my posting rate has decreased I still log on every day to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made there and to check for anything interesting :) Today, for…

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