Ooh part II. Watch out for signature twists and turns 😉
Also, apologies to those who clicked the link yesterday and ended up on last year’s post. Part I of this story is here.
We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things here at the Directory and what better way than to start of with a nice batch of recently completed stories from the period of April – August. Here’s hoping you discover something new or almost forgot about…
We’re just happy to offer you all up a large selection of recently completed stories from the months of February and March:
We might be a little remorseful at turning our calendar from Mr. January to that nobody who is Mr. February on our Fangtasia calendar but we can still hold onto the month by taking a closer look at the stories completed in the month of January by the writers in the Directory!
STORIES COMPLETED BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST – JANUARY 31ST:
The Directory might not be quite a year old yet but it’s been quite a ride so far. We still continue to welcome new members and are (hopefully) helping you discover some new writers and/or stories. On this last post of the year we couldn’t help but introduce you to two more and bring you up to speed on recently completed stories and an overview of all completed stories from the past year. Have yourselves a fangfuckingtastic 2016!
We’re excited to be welcoming some new writers to the Directory. MissAliceUnsub is well on her way with her first story and EternallyEC is only just starting out. Be sure to check them out!
It would be greatly appreciated by any writers if you leave a comment on their profile page in recognition of their work or just in acknowledgment of the joy of discovering a new writer.
We’re covering two months, and they appear to have been extremely productive for a lot of writers. Stories marked with an asterisk (*) are under 10 chapters.
Stories completed from August 1st – September 30th:
Things may be slowing down a bit due to the Summer holidays but it hasn’t stopped a lot of writers from finishing up a bunch of fics ready to entertain you through the summer months!
Stories completed from June 30th – July 31st:
We’re happy to welcome two new members to the Directory! eys1214 is a much beloved writer with some great AH and canon stories while lindie825 is just getting started. Be sure to check both these wonderful new additions out:
It would be greatly appreciated by all these writers if you leave a comment on their profile page in recognition of their work or just in acknowledgment of the joy of discovering a new writer.
We weren’t expecting so many tales to come to an end within a month of our last post but a lot of writers have been finishing up their stories and yes, the thought has occurred to us that it’s down to these Meet Your Makers posts… luckily we at the Directory are realistic enough to know there’s little that moves the muses in the appropriate directions so we’ll carry on congratulating the writers on finishing instead.
Stories completed from May 31st – June 30th:
It happens to the best of us. The moment one of your well-meaning readers tells you, “I love your writing so much! You should write original fiction!” Sure, you think, and then someone else tells you, maybe even a handful of people encourage you. That’s when you start taking them seriously. I’ve got lots of ideas. I can totally do this! So you start writing …because you love to write, and you write for you.
All of your ideas pour out of your fingertips and into your computer. You start to think about characters and where they’re going to live …which presents a whole new problem. Instead of working with the same characters you’ve come to know and love, you have to create believable, likeable, quirky, and weird protagonists and research endlessly about where they live (just in case one of your future readers has ever been there). Location is one of the most important elements of your book, and you must get it right. Research is crucial. If you can’t visit the place in person, talk to someone who has and take notes. Lots and lots of notes.
We have a lot to be excited about here at the Directory, not only are we just over a month old and happily thriving with your appreciation, we’ve welcomed seven(!) new members into the Directory since the launch at the end of April. Please join us in welcoming to the FA Directory:
It would be greatly appreciated by all these writers if you leave a comment on their profile page in recognition of their work or just in acknowledgment of the joy of discovering a new writer. Special thanks to Alison A. for helping us find another retired writer (*).
There’s more to be excited about, as far as we’re concerned… Writers know this feeling well; suddenly there it is, that final dot that denotes the end. Relief floods the system but then the remorse sets in, and a pang of pain hits with the knowledge that you are saying goodbye to some well-loved characters that have been ‘living’ inside you for months, if not years, and because of that, we as writers sometimes forget to celebrate that moment.
It is a wonderful achievement for a writer to make it to the end of their tale. We at the Directory feel the completion of a multi-chapter story is something definitely worth recognizing and to alert the fandom about, especially to readers who may have shied away from starting a new work-in-progress after coming away heartbroken one too many times when a story they loved went on an indefinite hiatus… Unfinished stories are part of life when reading fan fiction but it can also be a little frustrating… So here’s to all these (happy) endings!
Stories completed from March 31st – May 31st: