Fanfic writing references, links and useful info.
There's a similar useful site here.
Everyone needs to check their facts occasionally, here's some sites to use.
the X - Episodes transcripts for the entire run of both series'
Mighty Pony Girl - Detailed episodes guides and trivia for the LGM Series.
Writing Lone Gunmen Fan Fiction - Erika's guide to LGM canon/fanon.
Langly-Wear - All those t-shirts!
The X-Files Timeline - And LGM too for that matter.
Right you know the show inside out and back to front and want to write about it. But who will want to read it? Well getting the basics right will at least ensure that your readers don't give up, clutching their eyes after the first page.
to Write Almost Readable Fan Fiction - How to avoid the worst mistakes.
Dr Merlin's Guide to Fan Fiction - Lots of useful advice.
Once Upon a Time - Useful articles on a variety of writing topics.
X-Files Fanfic Writing Guide - Good for novice writers and as a refresher for everyone.
The Elements of Phyle - Grammar for XF Fanficcers. A simple, fun guide to basic grammar mistakes and how to avoid them.
Writing Tips - the grammar and dialogue articles are particularly useful, though bear in mind that, as it's advice primarily intended for authors submitting manuscripts, some of the aesthetic conventions for formatting are different.
How to be a Good Beta Reader. - A good beta is every bit as important as a good writer, here's how to do it right.
Copyright for Fanfic Writers - Why we put all those disclaimers in and whether they're worth anything at all.
For all those fans, like me who are on the wrong side of the Atlantic, keeled over in near-hysteria when Doggett asked Langly if he was wearing pants, and couldn't find Washington on a map unless it jumped up and bit them.
The White House -
Start with the official line.
Abbreviation Agencies -Translation of all those acronyms with links of the websites of the relevant organisation.
Maps on Us - One of those handy route planners so you don't have a three day journey done overnight...
US Climate - ...Or have snow in summer Florida.
Travel Further - American/British dictionary - avoid repetitions of the 'pants' confusion.
Differences in American Grammar -The guys speak American even I don't.
US 2 UK -Cultural differences. Things like the road system, drinking laws, working practices, slang. Useful stuff.
The guys' bread and butter so you'd better be up on them. Happily the net is far from short of websites on the subject.
Nexus - The
online site of one of the best known magazines.
Serendipity -from CIA to new age weirdness. Updated frequently.
Conspiracy Planet - Lots of ideas, rather disturbing actually.
What Really Happened - Mostly about alleged terrorism. Even more scary than the last one.
Conspiracy Network -Sorted by category, lots of links.
Cryptogon - Lots about current events.
The Odds of That - New York Times article about how likely unlikely coincidences really are.
Hard to write a LGM fic without techydom working its way in somewhere.
Slashdot - Probably the
biggest gathering of stroppy techies on the net. News and discussion site.
EFF - The Electronic Frontier Foundation. Online privacy and civil rights issues. Pretty sure the guys'd have this site bookmarked.
EPIC - This too. The Electronic Privacy Information Centre.
The Jargon File/New Hacker's Dictionary - Slang, terminology and a good way to lose a few hours browsing.
2600 - The online version of probably the best known hacker zine. Oh and it's pronounced 'twenty-six hundred.'
Attrition - Good site for getting the 'feel' of hacker culture.
Packet Storm - Computer security, and the lack thereof. Lots of info. NB: There are descriptions of exploits and software tools on this site that will not make the Three Letter Agencies love you if you use them.
Now go and write. Best way to improve is to write lots and read lots so here's a collection of LGM fic archives to while away many hours.
Fiction Bunker - Fic from the Topica mailing
Countermeasures - Large archive.
Odd Men Out - And another.
Sally H and Erynn's Fic - With Things Undone and the Saga.
D. Sidhe - Erika's (mostly slash) fic.
The Alternative Arts - Surreal's archive, also hosts fic by AlisonX and Mice.
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