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7/29/06 06:28 pm - tasyfa - "He": Options for figuring out who the hell "he" is and what "he" is doing in slash fiction

The majority of Green Day fic is slash, and that means that all the pronouns in any given fic are going to be "he". (When written in third person, anyway; it's less complicated in first or second person, obviously.) It can get very confusing very quickly, even more so if it's an OT3 piece! The writer needs to make sure that the reader is certain at all times which man is speaking/acting, and there are a number of ways to do that, some more successful than others. We must emphasise that none of these are intrinsically bad, or good for that matter. It all depends on how you use them and more critically, that you don't over use any particular type.

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This is, of course, an overview rather than an exhaustive listing, but it should serve as a place to start. :-)

7/26/06 10:57 pm - tasyfa - Constructive criticism: what it is, and what it means on QE

Constructive criticism: noun; criticism or advice that is useful and intended to help or improve something, often with an offer of possible solutions (dictionary.com).

Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. In collaborative work, this kind of criticism is often a valuable tool in raising and maintaining performance standards (Wikipedia).


qeverything is, as stated in its userinfo, "a community devoted to the seeking and giving of constructive criticism for fanfiction based on the band Green Day."

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All members of qeverything should read this, please.

7/13/06 07:02 pm - _rehabreject_ - Punctuation in Fics

(It's not a fic so I won't give it the title and all those things, but beelzezuk said to post it here so... you're stuck with it too! xD)

Okay. So, I think everyone in the entire world of fan fiction is agreed on the fact that when you read a fic with good grammar and spelling in it, it’s a lot easier to flow through the old brain and set the slashy senses tingling than, say, something that looks like it’s typed by a primate who didn’t quite get through the whole evolving thing. Not that I’m saying anyone types quite that badly, but you get the idea. So I’ve decided, being the somewhat obsessive grammar freak that I am, to sort out a little example type lesson thing, to show people what to do and what not to do!

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3/1/20 05:45 pm - tasyfa - Resources for Writers

Not comprehensive by any means, but this is a list of places you can go to get information on various writing-related subjects. We thought it would be nice to gather them all in one, easy-to-refer-to place. If you have some to add, please do comment with them and we'll edit to include them in the main post, and then delete the suggestion post once the main post has been updated.

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