Tomorrow, the online community will celebrate the 5th International Day of Femslash.
For those of you who have never heard of it: Femslash is fanfiction featuring relationships between two women (who, most often, are straight in the canon universe of the tv show/movie).
They alway hold an online FemSlash con on the nearest weekend. That convention is taking place this weekend, and I’ve been asked to be a panellist on the original fiction panel. The other panellists will be Kim Pritekel, dabkey (a.k.a. K.E. Lane), Erin O’Reilly, Del Robertson, Jazwriter, Gin, and ralst.
Here’s a synopsis of the panel:
Writing fanfiction has its own problems and difficulties, but once we make the leap to original fiction, the world created becomes entirely our own. No longer will we have set universes with fleshed out characters to work with. Original fiction means starting from scratch and relying entirely on your own imagination. How difficult or easy is that to do? What makes original fiction work? Let’s talk about what it takes to make it as a writer of original fiction.
The original fiction panel starts on Saturday, July 14, 6 p.m. EST.
Take a look and come join us.