Just as the title says, why do you write fan fiction? What strives and inspires you to continue to write about Pokemon, your ocs, or any other fandom? Why do you write? For me personally, I love to make people happy, or at least for people to get something out of my fan fiction. I want them to leave with the feeling of 'Wow, that was good! That really made my day.' I want my readers to feel what the characters are feeling. I strive to make them sad, happy, surprised just when the characters they love feel the same way. I don't want my fan fiction to be a waste of someone's time or to make them dissapointed.
"If you want something done right, do it yourself."
This quote is what keeps me writing. Since there is a lack of definite romance in the Pokemon franchise, I enjoy building up two people's relationship from friendship to much more. The more I write, the more they grow close. I want my readers to feel like this is something that could actually happen. Not one's otp saying 'I love you' two chapters in, but something that is much more deep than that. I love writing about strong friendships and great adventure. Something that I feel everyone can relate to.
I write for my reader's enjoyment. I want them to feel like it's real, like it's something that they can love. I write fan fiction not for my own fantasies, but for the fantasies of others. This is actually why I take requests. I love to see people enjoy my writing.
What about you guys? Why do you write fan fiction?