It's come up on and off since I got to TFN: People who write stories about SW characters they have created for themselves feel slighted because it's hard to find an audience. The subject just came up again in the Mary Sue thread. So, here's an idea: People who like to write original character stories and people who like to read them have a pretty high overlap. But you can't always tell from a title that something is an OC story, and the stories may get buried quickly, so why not have this thread here, where people who write OC stories can mention their own stories when they begin, and people who like OC stories and OCs in general can talk about their favorites? If fans of OC stories like stories that aren't here on TFN, feel free to talk about them and provide links as long as those stories would fit within the TFN Terms of Service (G-PG13). I'm sure people who like to read about new SW characters would enjoy hearing about ones they might not stumble on by accident. For definition, OC stories would include: Stories that contain all original characters, created by the author for the SW universe. This would include most RPG-based stories, Squad-fics, etc. Stories that may contain canon characters, but in which they are peripheral to the story told about the original character(s). (Eg, a story about a former padawan of Mace Windu, in which Mace maybe has a scene in which he appears and gives advice; the story is about the padawan and whatever adventure the writer is giving him or her.) To avoid just spamming with story ads, let's say we should each "pitch" an OC story we've written once, then go on and read someone else's and talk about it. Does that sound about right? I'd love to have this be a discussion of OC stories as well as a story advertising thread.