Fanfiction: a type of literary work
written by followers of a television, movie, or novel series in which the fans
involve familiar characters in their own settings and situations. The stories
themselves are not part of the series' actual canon, and are meant not for
commercial reading but for sharing between other fans. I started writing
fanfiction way back in the late 80s when New Kids on the Block were big. I
took a short hiatus from writing for a while then in college started back up
again when NSYNC became big. It has since evolved to include other stars.