For some, fan fiction is the source of all evil, an abomination of writing in its purest form. According to them it's full of people trying to rip-off actual good writing, re-writing books in worse editions of the original. For others (among which I count myself), fan fiction is a blessing of sorts and we enjoy it just as much as actual books.
Okay, so admittedly, for every good piece of fan fiction, there are hundreds of bad ones floating around the internet. You will never hear me say that all fan fiction is brilliant. However, I have found out over the years that when you search well, there are some real gems out there.
So why do we love fan fiction?