While you may enjoy writing a short story or novel, it’s easy to get lost in the technicalities: Every punctuation mark, plot twist, and element of characterization has to be carefully planned and edited. If you want to focus more on the joy of writing and less on whether or not your story is perfect, try writing fan fiction! While once frowned upon by some authors, this article Writer’s Relief found on ElectricLiterature.com explains that fan fiction has become much more mainstream and accepted by the publishing industry. Now you can easily join a growing community of writers who create stories about familiar characters, settings, or themes and post online to share with other fans.
Read more here about the unexpected benefits of writing fan fiction.