Fan writing is not necessarily amateurish writing nor is it second-rate pro writing. "Fan writing" is also not a synonym for fan fiction -- nearly all fan writing is non-fiction and is more often in the form of an essay than anything else. It can be a personal essay, a trip report, an article on a topic, or even a review.
Great fan writers have included people like Bob Tucker, Ted White, Harry Warner, Jr., Richard E. Geis, Terry Carr, Bob Shaw, Susan Wood, Mike Glyer, Dave LangfordFrederik Pohl, Claire Brialey, and Walt Willis.
Also involved: - A Bright Particular Star - A Little of the Best of Bob Tucker - Abigail Frost - Ahrvid Engholm - Bob Leman - Bruce Robbins - Campbell Award Rules - Can't Get Off the Island - Carol Carr - Charlie Williams - Dave Rike - Embryonic Journey -- From Leeds to Leeds in 50 Years - Fan-writing - Fandom Harvest II - Fannish Writing - Fannish-writing - Fanthology '88 - Fanthology '89 - Fanthology '93 - Fanthology 1986 - Fanthology 1994 - Fanthology 64 - Fanthology 75 - Fanthology 92 - Gary Deindorfer - Ginjer Buchanan - Incompleat Burbee - Irish Fandom - John Hertz - John Scalzi - Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man - Lucy Huntzinger - Malcolm Edwards - Marijane Johnson - New Zealand Science Fiction Fan Awards - No Moose Today, Thanks - Old Toys: A Tarable Collection - Personal Notes - Professional Writer - Redd Boggs - Rob Jackson - Robert Bloch - Robert Lambeck - Robert Lichtman - Rog Phillips - Roy Tackett - Sailing North - Sandra Miesel - Sunday Eyster - Swede ishes - Teresa Nielsen Hayden - The Complete BoSh - The Incompleat Terry Carr - The Least Horrible of Roy Tackett - The M T Void - The Really Incompleat Bob Tucker - The Sweetheart of Fanac Falls - The Ted White Sampler - The Willis Papers - Toronto the Ghood - Vegrants - Vince Clarke - W. W. W. - Wally Weber - Wrath of the Fanglord - You Only Live Once
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