Fanfiction is stories written by fans of a particular author or series, based on characters and situations from that series. It is always not for profit, stories written by fans and posted for free on the Internet for the enjoyment of other fans.

During the late 1990s I wrote a lot of fanfiction based on Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi. Family, work, and other responsibilities have mostly taken me away from this, though I still get back to it occasionally.
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An Essay on Narrative Points of View