Tracking Down Vampire Fan Fiction
Do you have a certain vampire series that you love so much you wish it would never end? A recent announcement by the author of the Southern Vampire series that television show True Blood is based on caused widespread panic amongst her fans recently. She announced that she plans to end the series and that announcement has left her fans mourning the loss of their favorite characters. Maybe you are one of those fans who want to see Sookie and Eric and Bill go on forever. Well, you can in vampire fan fiction.
Vampire Fan Fiction Forever
For those who aren’t familiar with it, the idea of fan fiction has been around for decades, some even say for centuries. The basic idea is that fans take characters and story settings from books, films, television shows and even songs and tell new stories with those characters. As long as you aren’t trying to make money from it, to sell them for instance, it is perfectly legal. I recall attending San Diego ComiCon back in the early days and picking up fan fiction for Star Trek that told tales of romances between Spock and – well just about anyone you could name.
When the web came along, fan fiction came along with it. When you think about it, what could be more natural than to create a website where fans of specific things, such as vampires, could get together and write fun stories based on their favorite characters and just share them with each other? This is where vampire fan fiction, along with just about any other kind of fan fiction you can name, began to get the attention of publishers.
Fan Fiction Authors
Plenty of authors began their career as fan fiction writers. Of course lately the most famous example of this when it comes to vampire fan fiction is E.L. James version of Twilight called “Fifty Shades of Grey” that has become a huge mainstream hit. But the story started as a free version of a vampire fanfic tale that was out on the net. Meg Cabot who wrote the best selling “Princess Diaries” series began as a fanfic author and YA author Cassandra Clare began writing when she penned a great fanfic piece that mashes Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings before she ever went main-stream.
Today there are plenty of websites devoted to a wide variety of fan fiction such as FanFiction.net that covers vampire fan fiction in general in their books/vampire section. There are other sites out there as well, such as this fun site for fans of True Blood and this awesome little site that is devoted to vampire fan fiction alone.
As you can see, when it comes to fans we really love to tell a tale or two of our own. If you are on this site regularly, my guess is that you love vampire stories and probably can’t get enough of them. Check out these fun sites that celebrate our love of vampires and the many great vampire stories and characters we have come to love.
Who knows – maybe you will write one or two yourself! If you do, come back and tell us so we can share it with everyone here. There is always room for another vampire fan fiction tale in this writer’s bookshelf!