My Story About Stories..I started writing fanfiction before I ever heard the term, or knew there was anyone else writing them. This was at a time before the discovery of the Internet. Good 'ole 1985. I just remembering deciding to write about my favorite band, not even sure where the idea came from. It was something to keep me entertained during Study Hall. While in school, I was teased and ridiculed for even writing "little stories". No one does that, who on Earth does that? When I got my first computer in 1999, I just looked up stories and found out exactly who did that. Everyone else did that! There were all kinds of sites dedicated to shows and pairings. I was in heaven, and couldn't get enough. It felt like I got validation for what I was doing. I was writing fan fiction. There was even a name for what I was writing: RPF (real person fiction). Today, I'm in my 40s, and I am not ashamed to admit that I write fanfiction, and that I read it. I have stories that made me laugh, made me cry, gave me inspiration for the next story, but most importantly, fanfiction shows that I'm not crazy. I've talked to other writers who are older than me, who write and read it just as much as I am.
To me, fanfiction is my own private world, while giving me something creative to do.