ERIC Number: EJ859421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
When Harry Met Bella: Fanfiction is All the Rage. But is it Plagiarism? Or the Perfect Thing to Encourage Young Writers?
Burns, Elizabeth; Webber, Carlie
School Library Journal, v55 n8 p26-29 Aug 2009
Fanfiction is a world wherein fans create stories using characters, settings, and events from their favorite books, movies, or television shows. In fanfiction, all offstage events are possible, whether they take place before, during, or after the established action. There's no denying that fanfiction has a bad rep in some schools. For starters, it's frequently dismissed as being poorly written and derivative. Fanfiction is a waste of time to read and a bigger waste of time to write. This article offers the dos and don'ts that teachers should consider when encouraging their students to write fanfiction.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fiction, Creative Writing, Rhetorical Invention, Childrens Writing, Literary Devices, Intellectual Property, Discourse Modes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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