“People pour out so much energy and talent into them… It makes me frustrated. I’m like, go write your own story. Put them out there and get them published. That’s what you should be doing. You should be working on your own book right now.” — Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series.

“I myself used to write Star Wars fan fiction when I was a tween. I think writing fan fiction is a good way for new writers to learn to tell a story. The good thing about writing fan fiction is that the characters and basic plot are already set up, so new writers can concentrate on dialogue, or further plot development.” — Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series.

“My characters are my children, I have been heard to say. I don’t want people making off with them, thank you. No one gets to abuse the people of Westeros but me.” — George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series, which was adapted into the TV series Game Of Thrones.

“I don’t have much of an opinion about fan fiction. And I’m not sure where the line gets drawn – you could say that any Batman fan writing a Batman comic is writing fan fiction. As long as nobody’s making money from it that should be an author or creator’s, I don’t mind it. And I think it does a lot of good.” — Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust, American Gods and The Graveyard Book, who has also written several fan-fictions himself like A Study In Emerald.

“She is very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her Harry Potter series and that people take the time to write their own stories. Her concern would be to make sure that it remains a non-commercial activity to ensure fans are not exploited and it is not being published in the strict sense of traditional print publishing. The books may be getting older, but they are still aimed at young children. If young children were to stumble on Harry Potter in an X-rated story, that would be a problem.” — A statement by J.K. Rowling’s publicist.

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