Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future"
by Cory Doctorow.

In Praise of Fanfic


Anyone who participates in the practice of Fanfic is usually an avid fan of the genre. People who participate in this act generate their idea of how the story should be told according to themselves. Doctorow states that we all possess abilities of great storytelling but we lack the structure needed for a co-hesive whole. It is absurd that some writers think that fanfic is insulting because it is what we make of the stories that makes them good. Fanfic should be praised because it is a complement of a good writer. Good things can come from fanfic like an entirly new spin off series of the original story. I am almost certain that The fairly new cartoon Star Wars The Clone Wars is a product of fanfic stories and that cartoon is doing very well. Fanfic generates more money and more money is good. -by Mark Homayouni