My Views On 'Romance' Fanfictions
I'm not saying this is for all fanfictions, that would be like saying all blondes are dumb and date males for their money or all nerds have braces and wear glasses and spend their freetime only playing Dungeons and Dragons. No. These are my views of majority of romance fanfics I've personally seen, so if you don't like my views, you don't have to.
I was watching the Graham Norton Show, and on that Graham had shown Daniel Radcliffe (who was a guest on the show for those who don't know) Graham had shown Daniel a website completely devoted to Daniel Radcliffe fanfiction. In fact, just watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsSqfAKBOF8
But I realise that I have known for a while now, especially on sites like FF.Net, a lot of hormonal teenage girls have taken to the pen. Now, I'm not saying this is bad because I've seen works from 13, 14, 15 etc year olds that have a lot of points of emotional climax and the authors show promising works, but there is also the ones I've seen that basically go like this:
The author creates a 'Mary Sue' version of themselves, take the character/celebrity and practically scream '"NOW KISS!" and so by chapter two, they basically have several children.
I will admit, I do place small parts of my personality in characters so they are easier to write for, but if I find I've made any type of Mary Sue/ Gary Stu sort of character that's basically a fairytale version of me, I'll scrap the whole story. And usually, I won't even look at the lost chapters stored on Word until I improve my writing skills.
But that's just me. A lot of the time, if the blurb sounds like it's been written by a crazed fangirl who just wanted their fantasy written down, I won't even take a second glance at the story (which I really shouldn't because blurbs can be difficult to write for people [like myself, blurb writing is not one of my strengths] and the story itself could be amazing, just the blurb a little strange)
But this is all my opinion. What do you think on the whole fanfiction thing? I want to know.