The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin (quickreaver) wrote,
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin

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Okay, this is interesting ...

Okay, so I'm listening to a podcast (as many of you might know by now, I'm a podcastaholic) and the host is interviewing an author with Berkley Books who got discovered BY WRITING FANFIC. Yep.

We're not simply spinning our wheels here, folks.

Now, the author is a voracious writer/reader at her core, so she likely would've made her way into professional publishing regardless, but I found it fascinating that one of the editors at a mainstream publishing house reads fanfic and isn't afraid to recruit from its ranks! (And I mean recruited to write original fiction, not to milk a fluke like Fifty Shades of Embarrassment.)

Here's the podcast if anyone's interested: Interview with Jean Johnson

Tags: creative writing, fanfiction, swag
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