Writing and Reading Habits Related to Fan Fiction Genre

Genres of fan fiction won my informal little survey of what data people wanted to see me present next. Thanks to everyone who participated and saved me from having to make this decision for myself! “Genre,” in this survey, referred to the broad fanfic categories of genfic, slash, femslash, and het. As a bit of […]

We’re Not Just Teenagers: Tolkien Fandom Participant Age

This week, we wrap up the series on Tolkien fan fiction community demographics. (Although if there is a demographic-related question I did not answer, just ask in the comments!) So where shall we go next? I’d love to know what data my readers and followers would most like to see. Please take a minute to take […]

Gender in the Tolkien Fan Fiction Community

This post is part of the ongoing Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey series. For more details on the survey, hop on over to the Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey masterpost. I am beginning with community demographics, asking the essential question: Who are we and how do we compare to fan fiction writers as a whole? To answer […]

Wrangling with Elwing, or Confronting My Own Sexism in Reading Her Story

This post is in honor of Mother’s Day. Yes, I know … Mother’s Day was on Sunday. But since I debuted my Tolkien fan fiction survey data on Sunday with two posts, I did not want to inundate my blog with three posts in one day, two of them lengthy. So this post comes with […]

Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey: Reader, Writer, or Both?

The Tolkien Fan Fiction survey was open to both readers and writers of Tolkien-based fan fiction. As the Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey masterpost explains, that requirement was too steep for twenty-one participants, who didn’t read or write Tolkien-based fan fiction (and presumably misunderstood the purpose of the survey), in addition to one person who did not grant consent to participate. That […]

Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey: Introduction

I am going to begin weekly postings here of statistics and analysis of the Tolkien Fan Fiction Survey that I ran last year. I am hoping that I don’t regret jumping into this so soon, but I really want to start sharing this information and know others have been waiting for it as well! Hopefully […]