TF.N is full of gifted and talented writers of many varied fandoms and original fiction. This is the place where you get to chat with them! This thread is for discussing any writing topic, question, concern, or roadblock that you are currently experiencing in your fanfic writing. It is especially designed for you if you do not have a beta or a master, are really hitting a wall, and need a friend?s hand to help you climb over it. Such questions could be: How do you guys write conversations about others? I?m having a hard time with a lightsaber duel?how do you guys visualize a scene? I?m writing a story about (insert obscure planet). How do you think this species would act? Asking for someone to read a particular scene of yours for advice. (Not the entire story; for that, you would want to hook yourself up with a beta reader.) Etc. Etc. This is a very open-ended thread. If there is a different thread that is centered specifically on that character, topic, or situation that would be better suited for your question, the mods will direct you there. But this is your writer?s resource?ask away, and there is an entire community with advice, opinions, and guidance. Remember to be polite and respectful to your fellow writers, and remember?advice is advice. Writing is an art, not a science. Tolkien and Rowling have/had very different writing styles, but they are both wildly popular. To start things off, I will move over a great conversation that has been going on in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/8127925/p53/?1319]Fanfic Pet Peeves[/link] thread. (But feel free to start a new conversation, ask a question. That's what it is for!) How do you write conversations between characters without saying ?he said? and ?she said? and going crazy?!? Enjoy!