"Developing Your Craft"


"Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness—when a glorious idea
comes to mind and, secondly, when a last page has been written and
you haven’t had time to know how much better it ought to be."

J. B. Priestly





Any author will tell you that learning to write is an ongoing process. We've compiled a by-no-means-complete list of resources to help you, whether you're just getting started or you're an old hand trying to work through a particular issue. Some of the pages below were compiled with a particular shippy fandom in mind, but we hope you'll find the information applicable regardless.
 
 

Author Resources

Writer's University
Grammar!
More Grammar!
And Punctuation!
Merriam-Webster
Big List of Fanfic Peeves
What is Fanfiction?
Dr. Merlin’s Guide to Fanfiction
Tips for writing better Fanfiction
Mary Sue – How to avoid her
How to write almost readable fanfiction
Nuts and Bolts and Bytes
Craftiness
The Wading Pool
Fade to Black’s Writing Resources
Eleven Rules of Writing
The Official DAFT Fan Fiction Writing Guide Help File Thing
Resources for Fanfic Authors
The Advantages of Fanfiction as an Art Form 
The Book of Clichés
Copyright 101

 

Bad Fanfic
 

What is "bad" fanfiction? Click the icon above for some fun.
For more fanfic writing tips, be sure to check out The Lessons.
 
 
 
 

Feel like going shippy-professional?
 

Carolyn Jewel's Writing Workshop
 

e.Harlequin's Learn To Write
 

Jennifer Crusie's Writing FAQs
 

Writer's Resource Center
 

Eclectics Writing Articles
 

Fiction Factor
 

A short article on Writers Block
 
 
 

Have you got a writing resource? An article all writers should read?
Let us know!
 
 

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