A little about Fanfiction

Have you ever wondered what might’ve happened if you were a character in your favorite movie? Or wondered about different endings to a book? What if Princess Leia had been raised on Tatooine and Luke Skywalker by the Rebellion? Or, what if Harry Potter had been sorted into Slytherin not Gryffindor? There are a million ways to explore the narrative of an existing work. Your own deleted scenes, a change in relationship dynamics, a dramatic twist in the main plot, or what if everybody’s in high school?

Welcome to the world of Fanfiction.

As a literary genre however, fanfiction doesn’t have much of a reputation. Aside from the clear wish fulfillment fantasies it embodies, a large portion of the stories are posted online by young authors in their raw unedited form. The worst of the pieces are the ones drawn into the spotlight. My Immortal, ringing any bells?

Now, I could get into how this is a gross misrepresentation. I’m looking at you, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I’ve read many better fanfics but we’d be here all day if I went into that, so you can read more here.

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Current Project

Only A Boy

Merlin had fulfilled his destiny. Albion was alive and beautiful, and magic was no longer feared in the land. But nothing ever lasts, does it? Memories gone, and in his ten-year-old form once more, he’s traveled over a thousand years in the future. Now, he has a new destiny: He has to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, hide the fact that he’s Merlin, and defeat a Dark Lord that’s messing with magic he knows nothing about.

 

Blog

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    Alan Rickman as Severus Snape I always get weird looks when I say that Severus Snape is my favorite character. I mean, let’s face it—he is kind of a terrible person. So let’s not confuse my appreciation for his character with condoning his flaws. In fact, I’d say that it’s because of those flaws that […]

  • Thus Sayeth Me

    Only A Boy Publish on Wattpad His Brother’s Keeper Begin Chapter One   Original Novel Yeah, it’s gonna have Vampires   Adventure Update You know, just my life Meta & Rant How to write Severus Snape LARP Everyone, this is Kazimiera Krakówia CONCERNING UPDATES I won’t repeat everything I said in my Muse Bunny Newsletter […]

  • Only A Boy: Early Plotting

    The Beginning of Only A Boy Considering that I like to share my writing process and would eventually like to provide some academic pieces on Writing Fanfiction, I figure there’s no better way to start than to share some early plotting from my fanfiction series, Only A Boy. I’ve done as little editing as possible […]

  • Clever Fox: Enter Naruto

    Smart!Female!Naruto – A darker and more realistic retelling. The idea kept kicking around in my head so I caved and wrote it down. Not sure whether this will become an official project of mine though. Alternate UniversePlot BunnyNarutoLength: 2,766 Konoha just didn’t know what to do with its new Jinchūriki. Emotions wrought with pain after […]

  • Star Wars: Let the Past Die

    Let the past die. The way the movie really should have ended. Canon DivergentFlash FictionStar Wars: Last JediLength: 500 “Please.” Later, Rey would say it was that single word that changed everything. But at the time all she could think of was the look in his eyes, the raw emotion and vulnerability she saw there. […]

  • Harry Potter: Boggart

    The Boggart What if Lupin hadn’t stepped in front of Harry that day with the Boggart? What if, instead of a Dementor, it turned into something else entirely? Canon DivergentFlash FictionHarry PotterLength: 3,921 As the boggart morphed and shifted with each child’s fear, one child struggled to realize the shape his would take. At first, […]

  • A Day in the Life of Argus Filch

    I think the title says it all, no? Canon ‘Deleted Scene’ flash fictionHarry Potter Length: 1,289 5:00 AM No alarm clock rang. It wouldn’t have worked even if he had wanted to set one. But there was no need for it, every day, without fail, at exactly five o’clock his tired brown eyes snapped open. […]

Obligatory Disclaimer

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and creative liberties are the property of Riddell Lee. Riddell Lee is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any previously copyrighted material. No copyright infringement is intended.

Sarah

The Author

I’m a 2015 graduate from the University of Washington, with a Bachelor Degree in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis. I’m a huge nerd, enjoy binge-watching television, and suffer from extreme wanderlust. My real name is Sarah Gronostalski. This space here is for all my fanfiction endeavors, which I have much affection for and is what got me writing in the first place.

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