Not A Fan of Fan Fiction? Some Things To Consider

Last week’s release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones marked, for many, a new low in the burgeoning world of fan fiction. The film, the first in a projected series based on Cassandra Clare's novels, is a mash-up of popular fantasy worlds that barely bothers to cover its tracks, and it’s duly suffering at the hands of the critics. “Methadone for Twi-Hards,” quipped one, repeating a common sentiment.Clare’s original stories were fan fiction of Harry Potter villain Draco Malfoy, but her d … [Read more...]