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View Poll Results: What Interested you first?
Trek first. Then I got into writing 8 66.67%
Writing first. Then I got into Trek 4 33.33%
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Old February 27 2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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Which came First: Writing or Trek?

I was wondering whether fanfic writers were into writing first and then discovered the Trek Fandom, or vise versa. Where people interested in Trek first and discovered they had a penchant for writing Trek fics? Or was it that people were into writing and then realized there was a lot of Trek lit that was fan made? (There are some really well written (novel quality) fics out there. ) Which person are you?

I was never in to fan fiction but from Middle school onwards, I found I really enjoyed writing. I actually dismissed fanfiction as being easier to write than original fic because the characters came ready made! I guess I just hadn't found a fandom that I was really into. Since I got into Trek a year ago, I have switched my position. Now I think writing fanfiction is harder because a good fan fic writer is always, always true to the characters.
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Old February 27 2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: Which came First: Writing or Trek?

Definitely Trek; I was literally raised on it. LMAO! Before I could even read, I was a Trekkie. However, writing has been a part of my life for so long that eventually it became inevitable that I would end up writing Trek.

Great question, thank you!
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Old March 2 2009, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: Which came First: Writing or Trek?

I was in grade school when TOS first appeared on NBC (in living color!). I didn't get into writing much until high school and beyond.
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Old March 2 2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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Re: Which came First: Writing or Trek?

I was lying on the living room floor watching Trek around the time I learned to print so, Trek first.
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Old March 4 2009, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: Which came First: Writing or Trek?

Trek. I didn't seriously get into writing until much later.
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