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Again, many of these are also our opinion. But if you don't know that, go to Barbie.Fourteen rules of good fanfic
...according to us and some people who are tired of reading bad stories.
Critiquing vs. flaming: know the difference
...so you won't flame the nice person who spent two hours finding your typos.
Writing tips for the masses
An all-encompassing sort of opinion piece.
Before you post: a checklist
Things you should do before you unleash your brilliance to the world. (Opens a new window.)
Our general fanfic peeves
Written in our early days of PMS. It's worth noting that both of us have broken almost every single rule here, but it's still worth pondering.
Striving for greatness: reasons not to say "fuck them anyway"
I don't care if it's just for fun. There are still merits to trying to improve.
Encouraging feedback for your story
...in case they're all ignoring you.
A glossary of slash terms
TS? XF? PWP? WTF?
Ian McDuff's Slash 101:
The Art and Ethics of Boyband RPS
In defence of BBS, from a moral, creative and legal standpoint, with some writing beefs thrown in for good measure.
The Second Semester
Find out the difference between plot and theme, and whether or not you should be using "who" or "whom," "like" or "as," etc.