Hi Gang! Craig with you today. I’m making notes on July 4th as I watch the Hobbit trilogy on television. I’m going to take the time to turn this into the post you’re reading today. I guess the topic has to be somewhat related to fan fiction.
There are a few sites, like Wattpad, that provide an outlet for fan fiction, and I think it’s a fine place to hone your skills. Since, I’m watching Smaug, what would you do if given permission to write in another author’s world?
Honing your skills is one thing, but continuing with existing characters is dangerous. I have no idea how someone thought up expanding The Hobbit into a trilogy, but it wasn’t a great idea. Profitable, no doubt, but not better than the original material. That helps focus the post. Anything along this line will be compared to the original.