The "Takers" Series

by Chris Davis

Tag: fans

Don’t Mess With What Works

There’s something I cannot understand to save my life. And when I get stumped by something, I tend to put it out there, to see what sort of thoughts the “thing” might prompt in others, what ideas they might have to maybe wrap some perspective around it. In this case, I’m afraid I know the answer all too well…but I’ll…

Writing Existing Characters vs. Twisting Existing Characters

Recently I’ve noticed an interesting thing happening in the world of fanfic writing, which I feel so strongly about that I had to speak up and out on the matter. The impetus for this article largely stems from a fandom I’m very involved with, revolving around the 1965 television series Thunderbirds. This was a Gerry Anderson show produced in England…

Fan Fiction, Shippers and Showrunners: Worlds Collide in This Week’s EW

You have to love it when your desire to out yourself as a fanfic writer once you’ve become a “real” or “published” author, is followed closely by a well-established magazine – namely ‘Entertainment Weekly’ (EW) – doing a four-page story on fans expressing themselves through fan fiction. The February 17, 2012 issue of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ showcases fan fiction, shippers and…

The Actors Aren’t to Blame

My publisher, who used to be a publicist with NBC a few years back, warned me this was coming. She saw the writing on the wall when I shared certain tweets and posts with her. Sadly, she was right. Back in my post entitled “So Much Lip Service – Part 2,”I mentioned that there have been cases where soap opera…

We’re Partners, Man! (A Look at Why Partners Need Each Other)

This post was written for the Hawaii Five-0 Online website, but I’m posting it here to my own blog as well. It’s worded for that website.   We’re Partners, Man! A Look at Why Partners Need Each Other  Recent events have made me think a lot about partnerships and what ‘partner’ really means…and why (if?) partners need each other. There…

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