Ten Ways to Rewrite a Show
Henry Jenkins in "Textual Poachers" includes a section about ten different ways a show can be rewritten as a fanfic. 1. Recontextualization - Filling in the gaps in broadcast material and providing additional explanations for characters' conduct. See Fan Wank and Fix Fic. 2. Expanding the series timeline - Either into the past or future. See Continuation, Prequel and Backstory. 3. Refocalization - Shifting attention away from the program's central figures and onto secondary characters (often women and minorities). See Day in the Limelight, Elsewhere Fic, and Lower Deck Episode. 4. Moral Realignment - Inverting or questioning the series' moral order. See Deconstruction/Deconstruction Fic, Alternate Character Interpretation, Perspective Flip, Die for Our Ship and Draco in Leather Pants. 5. Genre Shifting - Telling stories different in tone and style from those of the actual series. See Characterization Tags, Dark Fic and WAFF. 6. Crossovers - See Crossover and Fusion Fic. 7. Character Dislocation - Characters are removed from their original situations, and may be given alternative names and identities. See Alternate Universe Fic and Transplanted Character Fic. 8. Personalization - "Mary Sue" stories, and stories that break the fourth wall by having characters interact with fans. See Mary Sue, Marty Stu and Self-Insert Fic. 9. Emotional Intensification - Including the "Hurt-Comfort" genre. See Hurt/Comfort Fic. 10. Eroticization - See Lemon, Lime and Porn Without Plot. of course, these are the rules of fanfic. If you're a pro, just stick 'em on a rocket. If you are interested in more ideas about writing fanfiction see So You Want To Write A Fanfic.