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How the Publishing World Has Allowed Bad Writers to Flourish

November 3, 2014 
Written by Linda Silva, faculty member, English at American Public University

The rise of the young adult (YA) novel and fan fiction followers have become a double edged sword in the world of publishing. On the sharper side, young adults are enthused about reading series like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight. On the duller side, movies, television, and best sellers have spawned increasing amounts of fan fiction (fanfic), arguably the most read works on the Internet. Fanfic sites range from Glee to Walking Dead with many fanfic writers having a following of well over half a million people around the globe.

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