Social media and its impact on The Publishing Industry are undeniable, as BookTok has taken the industry by storm and dictates what types of books are popular.
These fans get absolutely no monetary gain from these works — featuring the intellectual property of other people — and write fanfiction for entertainment purposes only. There are thousands of writers in the fanfiction community, and despite what some might believe, they are actually very important members within the writing community.
Many writers passion for the literary art comes from a love of books, and often an interest in creating their own scenarios, for those that pursue fiction that is. With writing, often times an author will have a favorite part of the process, for some it may be the research, others the character building, or perhaps something else altogether.