Well hello there!
Fancy seeing you all here! :)
I've been told that I need to introduce myself so here goes: My pen name is LadyX and I am a fan fiction junkie! If you look at my profile you'll see that I've been reading fic for many years but have just recently tried my hand at writing all the crazy stuff that pops into my head. JC is favorite muse and I try to talk him into things all the time.
I'm super excited to have been asked to join the admin team (and thank you to my beta and friend elle-miranda for the intro) and hope to be able to contribute many new ideas as time goes by.
Let's get started!
welcome LadyX to the admin team!
she's going to introduce herself properly, shortly, but we want to welcome LadyX to the admin family! in addition to being an amazing writer (and my friend and beta!), LadyX is always full of wonderful ideas to breathe new life into our little site here. we're so glad to have her!
Secret Santa Holiday Bash 2015
It's that time of year again, folks! We're sorry for the delay in posting, but we're back to announce the 7th annual Secret Santa Story Exchange!
For this Exchange, you'll fill out a survey (see link below!) to express your preferences for your Secret Santa. In return, you'll agree to write a story for someone else based on their preference.
Stories must be no fewer than 1,000 words, and it must be posted on time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the admin team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surveys must be completed by Friday, December 11, 2015.
Because of the late posting of this challenge, we're changing things up just a little bit. In addition to Christmas, authors can incorporate New Years themes into their stories as well.
Stories can be posted as early as Thursday, December 24, 2015 and MUST be posted no later than Sunday, January 10, 2016.
Secret Santas are to remain anonymous until the story is posted. Secret Santas and recipients will be chosen at random.
Here is the link to the Secret Santa Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDTVJGL
Thank you all! Happy holidays, and happy writing!
After a brief delay...
We are back online! Nothing was lost or compromised so don't worry! Thank you everyone for being patient and thank you to Whitney for helping us so quickly even though you've been out of the game for a bit!!
The Nsync Harvest Ball Challenge!
This year, instead of doing Poptober! We thought we would change things up a bit. Our Valensync Challenge did very well this year, so we thought we might do something similar for the fall to gear up for the very popular Secret Santa Challenge in December! Many of you are new, and that’s okay! We encourage all writers new, or established, to participate in our challenges! This is also a great way to get to know other fellow authors in our community! We hope many of you will participate in our NSYNC Harvest Ball! This is a fall inspired challenge, with keywords chosen by you that your “Ball Date” will include in their story to you! In exchange, you will write a story for your date with the same guidelines. We will try to pair people up as best as possible regarding the guys and subject matter.
Please take the survey here in order to take part in the challenge:
-Submissions for the challenge will take place Monday 8/31/15 to Monday 9/7/15
-Stories should be no less than 500 words, and must include the three key words your Ball Date has chosen
-Stories can start being posted October 25 through October 31. Please remember if you sign on for a story you must contact us ASAP if you cannot write your story so other arrangements can be made.
Questions? Email us email@example.com OR Tweet to @Nsyncfiction
Reviews, comments, and things of that nature.
The most important part of the Archive is the community. We want each person who comes here to feel that it's a safe and encouraging place to explore creativity through writing. So let's take a moment to talk about leaving comments and reviews.
While most authors appreciate constructive criticism, I feel it's necessary for me to explain what exactly that is. Constructive criticism exists in the realm of actual, concrete, factual help to make a story better. For instance, telling someone that they switched verb tenses would be constructive. Telling someone you didn't like something stylistic, or related to tone of voice, point of view, or even about characters, is NOT constructive. Those sorts of things are opinions. Moreover, it's often flat out rude and often breaks down the goal we have of creating community.
Please keep in mind that we're all reading and writing FREE fanfiction. While I like to think that each of us is putting our creative best foot forward, none of us are attempting to create high brow works of literary genius. If you're enjoying a story, PLEASE tell the author exactly that. We LOVE hearing that. But if you're not enjoying a story, unless it's something that can (and needs to) be fixed--spelling errors, formatting issues, etc.--please keep that to yourself and keep it moving. Choose another story!
If you're interested in going deeper into the analysis of a story and its characters, consider letting us know that you're available for beta reading. And if you're thinking of leaving a review and you're not sure if it's constructive or not, please reach out to any of the admins.
Let's all live by Thumper's wise words: "If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all."