Have you paid much attention to fan fiction?

I haven’t, not until my oldest daughter started reading and writing it.

It seems I was unaware of a large and growing trend. There are some significant success stories coming out of fan fiction including 16-year-old Emily Barker who wrote fan fiction about her favorite band, One Direction, and was recently commissioned by Penguin to write the book.

It’s an interesting demographic and certainly a fun way to flex your writing muscles.


Check out this interesting article on how Fan Fiction is helping teenagers explore their sexuality. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/07/fan-fiction-teenagers-explore-sexuality

And here’s an article on Wattpad which is a collaborative writing tool that folks are using to generate Fan Fiction. Very cool! I have to say the idea of collaborative writing and real time responses to your material is both frightening and empowering.

How many times have you wanted to ask your readers, “Does this scene work?”

Now you can!


Money to Spend on Books!

This month I’m hosting a sweepstakes. You can win a $100 Gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble – you choose which store and how you use it.

Three Chances to Win

1 Entry – Gain one entry into the sweepstakes by subscribing to my newsletter. Visit http://www.annettebrownlee.com/ and fill out the form on the right hand side. I’ll even send you a free report titled – Ghost Hunting Tips, Tactics, and Precautions – Stay safe while searching for the paranormal.

2 Entries – Gain another entry by purchasing my book, Deadly Chaos. It’s only $2.99 and you can buy it at:

  •  Amazon – http://tinyurl.com/8zqroa4
  • Barnes & Noble – http://tinyurl.com/8nk94zj
  • Smashwords – http://tinyurl.com/9z8bkym

Simply email me your receipt and gain your second sweepstakes entry. Email it to annette@annettebrownlee.com

3 Entries – Gain a third entry by writing a review for Deadly Chaos on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do to gain 3 chances at winning $100 at your favorite online bookstore.

The Fine Print

The drawing will be conducted using Random.org. The drawing will be held on October 31st, 2012 – Halloween. Winner will be contacted on November 1st. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted, a second drawing will be held.

Good luck!