Hi, I?m writing a paper on fan fiction for a class, and I was wondering why the users of this forum enjoy fan fiction. First off, just to let you know what I?m doing and what it will be used for, I am writing a sociology paper for my Society and Technology class at a little tiny liberal arts college. My paper is on fan fiction, and since this is the forum is incredibly helpful, I thought that I would ask my questions here. I?ve already done some research but it would be very helpful if I could get actual responses of people for my paper. I may or may not use someone?s answer in my paper, as in a direct quote, but I will let you know via PM if I am going to quote anyone. Why were you attracted to fan fiction? (Not just writing but also reading.) How did you get started reading or writing fan fiction? And where did this interest begin? (As in this forum or another or by reading someone?s fiction that was up on a website?) If you are a writer: Why do you write? Do you post your stories on other forums, and if you do, is there any difference in the responses to your story? Why do you post your stories to the Jedi Council Boards? Have your fans, or critiques, helped you write better stories? For readers: Have you given an author feedback that they followed? Why do you read stories on the Jedi Council Boards? Do you read stories on other forums, and if so, is there any difference between the stories on the JCB and other boards? Those are all of the questions that I can think to ask right now. Thank you for your input! I will notify those that I quote via PM. I know that similar questions to these may have already been posted, so if it seems redundant, I?m sorry. (And a link to that thread would be useful if you know of one!) Thank you so much for the help!