Taz (pakaboori) wrote in juliaquinn,
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how do people feel about fanfiction

Hi everyone!

I'm very new to modern romance novel reading (I spent high school devouring the Regencies and historicals of Georgette Heyer, who wrote from about 1920-1970 and was amazing), and JQ was one of the first authors I checked out based on the inspiring and very amusingly-written bio on her website and a few good reviews. I love her writing in general but I've found her books kind of hit-and-miss with me...I feel like I'm a weirdo because everyone online loves everything Bridgerton but my favourites so far are Minx and How to Marry a Marquis! Don't get me wrong, I like the Bridgertons, just not as much as I like JQ's earlier stuff...

Anyway, because I am so new to all this I'm confused about where to find...information, sort of. So I decided to come straight out and ask, how do you guys as fans feel about fanfiction for romance novels, and JQ's in particular? I know there's not much out there, and I think that's because in general romance novelists try to tie up their stories and leave everyone feeling satisfied. And since JQ specifically writes linked books, we can often catch up with her idea of what her characters are doing, which further reduces the desire for fanfiction.

But, uh...I've sort of started writing alternate endings for Minx and Romancing Mr. Bridgerton and...I'd really like to share at least one of them. Do you all think that would be appropriate for this community, or do you know if there's somewhere else online that I could post them where JQ readers would find them, or is it best if I just keep it to myself?

I know the JQ BB has a fanfic section, but it seems mostly centred around drabble contests which are mostly participated in by Eloisa James' fans.

Anyway, I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this! :)
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