Fan fiction allows fans to continue to experience the Harry Potter world. Let’s explore the world of Harry Potter fan fiction.
Harry Potter fan fiction audiobooks & text to speech
The Harry Potter books sold over 500 million copies. In fact, fans picked up over 65 million copies of the Prisoner of Azkaban alone. And by the time The Half-Blood Prince received its theatrical release, the entire franchise had shattered the $7 billion mark barrier in earnings.
There’s no denying that the Harry Potter franchise is one of the most popular of all time. Many young adults today grew up reading the adventures of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, and Hagrid.
But what if the Harry Potter Series carried on even after J.K. Rowling ended her contribution? Fan fiction allows fans to continue to experience the Harry Potter world. Let’s explore fan fiction.
What is fan fiction?
Fan fiction is any fictional story that builds upon another author’s work. Typically, amateur writers and fans of the original intellectual property write fan fiction.
The literary genre is unique. It doesn’t have predefined guidelines regarding approach, story length, character development, writing style, etc.
Communities of fans, otherwise known as fandoms, often contribute fan fiction to fulfill their own desires about character development, relationships, and plots. Some explore never-before-told storylines, create new ideas, and continue to keep various franchises and universes alive.
With little original J.K. Rowling content on the horizon to continue the Harry Potter wizarding world franchise, fan fiction is the perfect way for fans to get stories that revolve around their favorite characters.
Where to find Harry Potter fan fiction
One of the great things about fan fiction is that it’s usually free. After all, it isn’t easy to earn money based on someone else’s intellectual property, despite creating new stories.
Therefore, finding Harry Potter fan fiction is easier than you think. Fanfiction.net has one of the most extensive digital libraries of fan fic content. You can explore over 95,000 hits for Harry Potter and countless other fandom-written content from your favorite franchises.
Additionally, you can test your creativity and writing skills by submitting your work on the platform to get feedback.
Wattpad is another option. The platform features about 36,000 complete stories with the Harry Potter #fanfiction tag. It also has over 100,000 more that are incomplete or in progress. Wattpad accepts a variety of fan fiction works and Harry Potter stories rank among the most popular, amassing millions of reads.
The main difference is that Wattpad has limited functionality with a free membership and you may find fan fiction works gated behind a subscription.
Five books to get you started
Here are five fan fics in the Harry Potter universe that can give you a taste of what you can expect to read:
Rebuilding – Have you ever wondered if Hermione and Draco could become friends? Rebuilding tells the story of how they fall in love. The action takes place the first year after the war in Deathly Hallows Part II, with Draco and Hermione bonding over rebuilding Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin – This fan fiction clocks in at 132 chapters and over one million words. It answers the question: What if Harry Potter went to Slytherin instead of Gryffindor? It’s the topic of an alternate universe epic that many Potter fans have contemplated.
The Aurors – What happened to Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley after the events of the last book? The Aurors explores Harry’s life as an Auror working for the Ministry of Magic many years after the Hogwarts war.
The Havoc Side of the Force – Delving into crossovers is a great way to experience fan fiction. And what better way to do so than merging two of the most popular franchises in history? The Havoc Side of the Force brings Harry Potter and Anakin Skywalker of Star Wars together in the most unusual of circumstances.
Delenda Est – Legions of fans mourned the death of Sirius Black in the books and movie theaters. A mentor figure similar to Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, Sirius had a brief presence but greatly impacted Harry’s character development. Delenda Est is an alternate universe fan fic with a grown-up Harry Potter traveling in time and meeting a young Bellatrix Lestrange before she knew Voldemort. The two become partners as Harry attempts to change the future, perhaps saving his godfather.
There are many more Harry Potter fan fics online, some spanning hundreds of chapters and others telling an exciting story in 5,000 words or less.
Remus is still alive in some stories, while Harry and Voldemort work side by side in others. Others may have the Black family controlling the wizarding world and some fill in the blanks left by the author in the original series.
What if the muggles weren’t as bad and the Dursleys raised Harry to become a wizard? These are stories that fan fiction allows you to explore, from Diagon Alley to the darkest places of the Forbidden Forest and beyond.
Text to Speech Technology
Even if you prefer reading, not everyone can spend hours glued to a screen reading digital text. Some battle reading difficulties like dyslexia and can’t enjoy digital stories; others deal with screen fatigue or don’t have time to read.
Luckily, you can turn to text to speech technology and solve all these problems. With the right software, like Speechify, you can pick your narration voice, accent, and playback speed.
Text to speech overcomes obstacles that prevent certain people from reading their favorite stories and helps others be more productive. Reading may require your undivided attention but listening is different.
Try Speechify today.
What is an audiobook?
An audiobook is the recording of a hard copy or eBook as read aloud by one or more voice actors.
What other Harry Potter books are there?
J.K. Rowling wrote three additional books, not counting her contributions to the Fantastic Beasts franchise or the Cursed Child play. The books are Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.