Stuff You Like: Harry Potter and the Half-Baked Premise

In Ursas penultimate Harry Potter-themed episode, she talks fanfiction, the 10,000 hour rule, the importance of constructive feedback, and why fic is important.

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Ursa presents Stuff You Like, where fangirls + analysis + awesome examples of media = good times for all.

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  1. This reminds me so much of what I like to do to practice my own story telling and writing skills. I start off throwing characters around in some fan-fiction having borrowed elements of another author’s universe and sprinkle in a handful of my own characters and let the stories work themselves out from there. I’ve gotten some really interesting scenes out of writing this way. It’s all for me anyway, I rarely share it with anyone else. No one wants to read my Malcolm in the Middle or Frasier fan fiction. I doubt anyone cares about my insert into the Batman universe.

    But I think some of the biggest parts were where I let my characters dig a little deeper into my soul and tell me things I didn’t know about myself. When I have my characters questioning my beliefs or pulling up thoughts I didn’t even know I was suppressing, that’s when I know I’ve hit some new mark as a writer. I’ve used my stories to explore everything from my spirituality to my sexuality. Fan fiction has helped me sort out issues in my life, explore new characters, and develop a skill I want to have.

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