In their tote bag: Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Shadow & Bone.

Queued up on Netflix: Hunger Games, Twilight, Marvel Universe, the latest anime.

On repeat: soundtracks for Hamilton, In the Heights, and Hadestown.

Your teen’s obsession is our jumping-off point! We embrace what your teens love READING and WATCHING to help them in WRITING. It makes sense!

Their enchantment is our roadmap in Fan Fiction!

Class Overview

Made With You in Mind

Writing fan fiction involves the creation of stories and books around already existing characters from a previously published work of literature or other art forms.

Here’s why we consider fan fiction the perfect vehicle for writing instruction: 

In choosing an established world to write within, so much is already familiar to both the writer and (most likely) to the readers. This means young writers can concentrate on their storytelling and writing skills, since the characters and setting are given.

What to know about our Fan Fiction class

  • Only offered ONCE A YEAR
  • THE class for pop culture lovers
  • Traditional elements of story-writing with an untraditional muse!
  • Their investment is built in—they love these characters and worlds!
  • Mechanics and practical skills get practiced while the focus is on the fun

Fan fiction has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the vast majority of the writers and readers in this genre of fiction are teenagers. Join the fun!

Navigating the Fan Fiction World

As part of the class, students will learn the basic methods for rating the appropriateness of fictional stories posted online. Stuff they should know as both readers and writers!

No stories falling under mature or restricted ratings may be published on the Brave Writer® site. 

Since fan fiction mostly exists online, we include links to popular websites such as, Wattpad, and others.

Publishing your work is NOT a requirement of this class, but we offer some publishing options if your student would like to do so. If they wish to publish their story online, they should do so at their own discretion and with parental permission.

Brave Writer® cannot assume responsibility to adequately monitor students on these platforms. It is up to parents to enforce whatever standards they choose for their family.

This class includes use of a private Padlet.

Week by Week

Week One

Students begin with an examination of fan fiction and uncover common patterns in these types of stories. 

Week Two

A dual focus this week on character study and plot development as students plan their first story.

Week Three

Students write their first draft of the final fan fiction project and move through an initial round of revision.

Week Four

Students do final revisions and edits of their fan fiction one-shot or chapter of a longer work.

Registration Details

Join Us!

$239.00 per student
Recommended Ages:

13 - 18

Class Size:
25 students
Class Length:
4 weeks
Class Type:
  • High School

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Word on the Street

[Fan fiction] is a good exercise for writing because you have a basis to follow and when you're ready then you can make your own.

Annika, 18

Even though this was a relatively short class, I definitely felt more confident in my writing by the end of it, just by reading everyone else’s awesome stories and having such a supportive place for feedback!

Essie, 15

I found that creating a story based on something already made, while a bit hard, has some really nice advantages! I can skip a lot of hard work like creating interesting characters and worlds, and go right to the fun part! Writing!

Gabby, 13

I'm able to publish my work online now! For me, that is a great achievement. Having the world read my stories makes me feel more accomplished as an author.

Callum, 13

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