Now I'm not one for Fan Fic. I don't really approve of people taking established characters and warping the realities of those stories to reflect some perverted scheme. But, at the same time, I enjoy expanded universe books based on established characters. Like the Star Wars expanded universe. I thoroughly enjoyed Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, and duology (sp?) I also read a lot of other expanded uni star wars books, in my teen years. I know Star Trek has expanded universes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Charmed all do as well. The reason I ask this, as to what the difference is, is because I've been thinking of writing a Charmed novel as an expanded universe addition. Sticking to all of the traditional cannon and adding a few new things...continuing where the series left off, like a season 9, episode 1 book. Now, does that fall into the category of Fan fiction until I actually quary an agent and then try to get in touch with S&S the publishers of the Charmed expanded uni books? Also I couldn't find anything on rights, as far as that series goes and writing to the expanded universe. I supposed I will email them to ask soon so I know. DO you consider the difference between fan fic and expanded universe, in terms of quality of writing, sticking to the universe's cannon, or is it some other difference? I haven't read any of the expanded uni books of Charmed, but I did read some of the excerpts on Amazon. I wasn't too impressed by them as far as quality. I do however, know the show inside and out, as I have the whole series on DVD and have watched them A LOT. I think it might be a worthy endeavor for me, but I'm just not sure about drawing the line between fan fic and adding to the expanded universe of a story.