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Was Jo March a Ravenclaw? Authors, Fans, and Who Makes the Rules

What are Harry Potter’s kids up to? Should Jo have married Professor Bhaer? Could Bella Swan have depended less on Edward? For many readers, part of being a fan is the desire to know more than what’s spelled out on the page. And when answers aren’t readily available, some readers are happy to create them […]

In Defense of Fanfiction

I am not an internet phenomenon. I don’t have a fan base. When people list fanfiction writers they love, I don’t show up on anyone’s list. I do have an account on fanfiction.net (an infamous behemoth of a fanfiction archive, and a common entry point for young fanfic readers and writers), which I registered in […]