Last Updated: 5/18/01

Taryn's Resource Center for Fanfic Writers

Particularly of the Yaoi Variety

So you've decided you want to write fanfiction and you're not sure where to start, or you've been writing for years and just need to track down that one migrating link? Hopefully this list can be a help.

Note: this list is by no means exhaustive, as I'm one mortal and that kind of thing would be impossible. However, if you have a helpful link you'd be gracious enough to add, or if links are broken, please let me know. Thanks bunches!

Additional note: I don't support the content of the below web sites. I'm simply providing links that have proven to be helpful to others, myself included. Don't blame me if you find something you don't like. Besides, I won't listen if you do, so there's no reason to waste all that energy, is there?

General Links

To get you started

Slash Resources

Dr. Merlin's Guide to Fan Fiction Including my favorite, "Who is Mary Sue and why does she have to die?"

Online English Grammar

A Web of Online Dictionaries

Useful Japanese Terms

100 Most Useful Words in Anime

Random Title Generator No, I don't recommend that you name stories this way. It is a lot of fun, though.

The Fannish Potlatch An essay on mailing list culture that's very different.

The Original Mary Sue Litmus Test Plus many other Mary Sue links. An absolute must.

Tips for Sex Scenes

Or how to go about writing those pesky lemons

Note: These sites contain graphic material, exclusively male-male. If that's not your cup of tea, I'd skip this section and scroll on down.

Minotaur's Sex Tips for Slash Writers

Patrick's How-To Sex Guide

BDSM World

Deviant's Dictionary

JackinWorldThink you know everthing there is to know about male masturbation? Want to bet?

General Research Links

Never forgot just how important researching your story background can be

Great Books Online

WGA Research Links

How Stuff Works

Song Lyric Search Engine

Religion and Mythology

This is but a fraction of the wealth of religion and mythology sites on the web. It can serve as a starting point, however.
Greek Mythology

Egyptian Book of the Dead

King James Bible

The Tarot

Celtic Mythology

Celtic Spirtuality

Alternate Religions

Japanese Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica

Specialized Research Links

Never underestimate the importance of details in your story

U.S. Army Special Forces Command

Interation- Information on Refugees

All the Virology on the WWW

Biological Warfare

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Doug's Ranma Resources for Fanfic Writers Incredibly nifty- he's even drawn out house plans

Notes on Feedback

Of course you want feedback. Be careful how you ask for it.

Tell Me Again How Much You Love Me

Hey Sailor, Got Some Comments?

Honesty is Such a Lonely Word

Beta Readers

If you don't have a friend willing to beta read for you, ask around. If nothing else, here's a place to start looking for willing victims.

The Beta List Multiple Fandoms

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