As the title suggests, this is a topic dedicated to help out authors who have experienced trouble with their stories, erase plotholes and sources of agitation before they appear, and hopefully answer questions people might have regarding fanfiction in general. Everybody's welcome to add to the list, of course. A SMALL "WARNING" IN ADVANCE
Some of the links maybe oriented toward slash-writers.
The lists have been ordered in a nice alphabetical order for easy perusal....
* Fist of all, a helpful set of links you should never do without. All the dictionaries listed below have been selected with a specific part of the anime in mind. Aherm.Dicitionaries/Generators
- American - British Dictionary
- Babelfish Translator
- English - German Dictionary
- Name Generator...
* These webpages have been chosen to help the author along in their struggle with pitfalls in both grammar and plot.References
- Bad Fanfic! No Biscuit!
- Big List of Fanfic Peeves
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
- Story Structure
- The Ten Mistakes...
- William Strunk Jr.
- Witterisms and other Sins...
* A section that exploits the wonderful world of FMA
canon and it's counterpart fanon.
Sadly, I haven't been able to find anything to fill the void yet. ::Certain Links May Contain Spoilers::Canon Reference
- Fullmetal Alchemist - General Info
- Fullmetal Alchemist - Wikipedia
- Amestrine Rank Insignia and Emblems
* Essays that explains the why behind Fanfiction (and it's appeal).Essays
- Dr. Merlin's Guide to Fanfiction
- Fan Fiction
- Fullmetal Sai Couples Essays
- Subtext And Slash...
* This thread wouldn't be complete without a glossary of sorts. ::Contains Adult Content::Glossaries
- The Fanfiction Glossary...
* For the helpful folk among us, a few comprehensive sites telling you all you need to know about feedback. And then some.Feedback
- Wikipedia - Constructive Criticism
- Wikipedia - Flaming...
*And, a list of links dedicated to "Mary Sue" discussion.The Mary Sue Files
- Mary Sue, and How to Avoid Her
- Mary Sue Fanfiction - Wikipedia
(<- many external links worth checking out)
- The (Original) Mary Sue Litmus Test
(<- all raise hands who haven't already done this one)