I write smutty NC-17 / Rated M Fan Fiction. All of it inspired by the sexy Norman Reedus. Here is where I will post links to my fan fic work. Some of you only know me as the author of "Logan's Muse" Some of you only know me as the obsessed fan of Norman Reedus. I hope that this is a place that will bring both of those worlds together.
What the hell is Fan Fiction?
Many years ago a dear writer friend of mine told me that she wrote this stuff called fan fiction for the TV show Beauty and Beast (think old school Ron Pearlman, not Jay Ryan). She explained it to me, taking characters that someone else has created and weaving your own story in and around those characters. I got the basic gist of it and her stuff was really well written but it didn't catch my brain at the time.
Fast forward a decade or more to 2013. I have just published my first book, Logan's Muse, and after a season of resisting, I have begun to watch a zombie soap-opera entitled "The Walking Dead". I have taken an interest in a small character named 'Daryl' and the actor who played him. A little peruse around IMDB reminded me where I had seen him before, most notably the cult classic Boondock Saints, also Blade 2 and Gossip. I remembered him but have to admit, it wasn't till TWD that I became obsessed with Norman Reedus. From there I watched a few movies of his I had never seen, I watched interviews with him on YouTube, and I met a community of people on Twitter that love The Reedus for the sweet guy that he is.
What does this have to do with fan fiction? Well, the more I learned about Norman the more I found my writer-brain spinning stories in my head that he was staring in. I remembered my writer-friends tale of writing fan fic and I went exploring to see if there was any written about TWD. Low and behold there were stories... thousands of stories. But what is it and why do I write it?
I think this sums it up pretty well:
Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couch-bound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language. —Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011
I also learned that there was something called Real Person Fiction (RPF), where you spin a story not about a character, a movie or show but about a real live person, an actor or a musician. And that is where my fan fic writing began. I had been fascinated by this man Norman and these stories spinning in my brain needed to get out. So I decided to try my pen at a little fan fiction writing, after some intense research.
In my next installment I will share with you my first piece of fic writing.
I also feel that I should mention, many many fan fic stories at simply continuing adventures of your favorite characters, maybe they live when the show killed them off, they are the hero they were never written to be so. Folks become couples that you may have never seen on screen. And then there are the writers that use fan fiction as a platform to have their favorite characters do naughty, naughty things. I write that!