After noticing the titles on my Kindle the other day, I remembered that I’ve been meaning to blog about Sherlock Holmes — not the books and stories, per se (after all, I’ve already voiced my admiration), but the fanfic.
I first read about this a few months ago, in Emily Nussbaum’s piece on the television show in The New Yorker. It sent me down a happy rabbit hole of Googling, where I discovered site upon site of new stories. Which makes sense — imitation is a time-tested way to learn a craft, and what better way to get over the lack of new material than to create some yourself? I remember enjoying “rewriting” the ending to Ethan Frome in 10th grade, and while I can’t say it’s something I can see myself making time for now, I can believe I’d have fun if I did.
Do you write or read fanfic?