In The Beginning . . . There Was This Really Bad Book.

My name is Chrinda Jones, a blogger for Readers Unbound, a writer of fan fiction and original stories and, like a lot of people these days, an aspiring author. My editor asked me to share with you the front row view of the carnival ride that aptly describes my journey to independent authorship. You’re probably […]

A Little Mystery Is a Good Thing: The Black Cat by Martha Grimes

Picture this: Two murders, both committed against women who aren’t who they appear to be—women who die dressed in evening dresses unbefitting their station in life and wearing evening shoes that would cost the average person several months’ wages. Add one dog and three cats, that are also not who they appear to be, and […]

Confessions of a Closet FF Writer: Part 3

“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, […]

Confessions of a Closet FF Writer: Part 2

If you recall, my last posting defined what Fan Fiction is and what writing FF entails. Now that you’ve entered this strange new world, there are a few things you should know about Fan Fiction land. First: FF encourages everyone, of any skill level, to have a go at writing. No one actively criticizes another […]