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Fan Fiction: Fortune or Forgery? How this practice helps our writing

19 April @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Join Charlotte Baker as she explores how fan fiction can help build an understanding of genre pleasure, character development and writing development.

While some may see fanfiction as a private anonymised activity, which is only meant for online viewing, others view it as a direct tap to reader demand, which can spiral the text’s popularity. Even leading to world-wide success; 50 Shades Of Grey began as Twilight Fan Fiction! We will unpick the various points of fan fiction and how it can positively influence our own work and overall career.

Throughout this 2-hour session, you will…

  • Understand what fan fiction is and how it can benefit our own work
  • Learn about genre and character development from fanfiction
  • Put these ideas into practice with a few short tasks

About Charlotte

Charlotte Jayne Ruth Baker is an author, associate lecturer and PhD student. She has an interest in the horror and crime genres, particularly with regards to patterns of identification. Charlotte has over forty fiction and non-fiction publications and runs a variety of creative writing workshops.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS Members and £15 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


19 April
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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