21 Authors Who Write Fanfiction

You might be surprised by the number of bestselling authors who also read (or even write) fanfiction! In no particular order, here's the most comprehensive list that I could make of authors who have also dabbled in fanfiction writing: 1. Cassandra Clare Before she got her start in professional publishing, Clare was a wildly popular fanfiction…
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The Four Doorways

Recently, intrepid Book Squaders Polli and Kate sprinkled some of their reader’s advisory (that’s librarian-speak for recommending stuff you might like to read) mojo on others of us here at LPL by teaching us about uber-librarian Nancy Pearl’s Four Doorways: story, character, setting, and language. Basically, part of identifying what you might love next is…
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Paying Attention

Attention is the beginning of devotion. ~ Mary Oliver I’ve written before about the importance of unplugging (and the difficulties of doing so) but friends, I’ve been taken by a deeper desire. In this case, the desire looks like moving to Ireland, living in a village where I raise my own food and barter with…
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Tolkien Mania

The way I remember it, if my seventh grade English teacher caught you chewing gum in class, she’d walk over to your desk and leisurely but purposefully cup an upturned palm below your still masticating chin. You had to spit out your gum in her hand. Gross…
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