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Fanlib Dies; Creativity Lives On

At 5:04 pm pacific time, Fanlib ceased to exist. Posting on forums continued clear up until the end. A strong attendance of former KvP writers was represented for the final countdown, giving a familiar feel of round four’s countdown to destruction. Indeed, today was a good day to die for the fan site that gave birth to the best collaborative minds of the decade.

For anyone attempting to post after the slightly delayed hour of death, a coded error message was received. In that moment, scores of fans were immediately cut off and left to decide their trek.

While fanlib.com no longer lives, it is survived by countless writers and artists who continue to thrive on various sites throughout the internet. We here on the KvP Alum project are a testimony to that truth. Fanlib’s short life span inspired many creative minds and its presence will be greatly missed.

For those of you who missed the party and list of alternate sites on Fanlib’s home page, we’re big believers in keeping in touch. Just for you:

DeviantArt.com
FanFiction.net
FanPop.com
LiveJournal.com
MyFandoms.com
PhotoshopFaceOff.com
Quizilla.com
TheOtaku.com
TokyoPop.com
FanLib Refugees — InvisionFree.com
FanLib Refugees — FanFiction.net
FanLib Refugees — MyFandoms.com
FanLib Forever

Boldly writing on,
dr.jeanTre16

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where do fan writers go now?

With the demise of Fanlib, thousands are flocking to other fan fiction sites, such as Myfandoms.com and fanfiction.net.  Why? Because they gotta get their “write” on, that’s why!

Now, these sites are all good. The definitely offer people of like tastes and writing desires the ability to express themselves in an accepting community.

However, I believe that those people can take kick their passion up a notch.

It’s easy to use fan fiction sites as a crutch. It’s comforting to know that you can put your 2500 word story on a site where almost everyone will give you praise, and you will do likewise for their work. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s that type of encouragement that gave me the marbles to start writing after 25 years of laying dormant…

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Fanlib breeds writing success

As a writer, what is the one thing you need to do on a regular basis?

A) Purchase family-sized aspirin to battle the headaches of hanging participles and foul critiques.

B) Tell everyone what a tremendous talent you are, and let them know they can go to H-E-double toothpicks if they don’t like your stuff!

C) Write, write, write!

Well, A and B are attractive, but C is the correct, albeit obvious, answer.

You have to find a way to write everyday. It doesn’t have to be the great american novel, but it has to be something.

A series of short 500 word stories. A poem. A limerick. A biography. A joke. A script. A play. Even a personal journal.

It just has to be something that consistently expands your mind…

My favorite venue for a writing outlet is Fanlib.com. It’s one of many sites that allows fans of almost anything to write about their favorite characters. It lets them finish the stories that TV and film left hanging. It let’s them go where they wished their favorite author had traveled. I highly recommend a visit to Fanlib.

My parting words today? Pick up a pen, right now, and write something silly.

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