First, this is more geared toward posting on communities, since you can do whatever you want on your own livejournal. However, some of what I say about communities may apply to your livejournal, so keep that in mind.Second, I am making the huge assumption that you are posting your fiction to a community in order to get people, who would not see it on your lj, to read it.Third, this is not a guide on how to write fanfiction, although there are many resources for that. This assumes you already have fanfiction written, and in a fit state to be seen by people.So, broken down into steps, your posting process.
Fandom: Deuterocanonical BibleTitle: The Fruit Discloses the CultivationCharacters: Judas MaccabeusWarnings: contains religious content, and historical characters in sexual situationsAuthor's notes: Thanks be to deity I never actually wrote this.Summary: It's hard to ignore an elephant.
Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of LuuuurvePairing: Harry/Draco, baby!Rating: XX for kinktastic sex and C for issues of consent.Disclaimer: These characters belong to J.K. Rowling and rights-holders, one of whom I am not.Author's notes: Thanks to devildoll for beta reading this imaginary story.Summary: In which Harry Potter acknowledges his feelings for Draco and takes him prisoner.
*whistles loudly* Shall be sure to mention this and put it up in a couple of my communities. Thanks for writing!
No problem, I wrote this partly for my own gratification because I wasn't able to say it directly to those who needed to hear it. I'm flattered and thrilled if it's useful to you.
Good heavens, that's wonderful, babe -- I'll have to remember to link to it from my comms. *... once I remember which comms I actually run*
Pets the poor Te.
Great post!(And I love your Maccabaean sample template!)
Awesome, I knew there was someone out there who shared my sense of humour! Thanks!
This is great! I shall now go pimp this on every community of which I am a member. No...wait. Ah! I'll pimp this on my lj and let it grow from there, rather than have folks wake up tomorrow with 50 instances of this brilliant post. :-) Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! Thank you! *Kissing the ground you walk on*
If it's useful to you, I'm thrilled!
This is really great, clear and well set-out.
Thanks! I hope it's of some use to you.
This is great! As I pimp writing/fandom stuff in my journal, I'll be sure to add this. The one thing I would suggest is that you might want to add is a mention about using bold and italics for formatting -- *How the tags work -- devildoll detailed them out in the Newbie to LJ post - http://community.livejournal.com/newbieguide/11251.html*A caution about overusing *A caution that depending on the colorscheme/font of the community, bold and italics may not be effective tools and that _italic_ and *bold* might be better choices
Thank you so much for this. It's exactly what I was looking for.
this is pretty much what i needed to read, thanks
this helped alot!!! Thank you =)
Thanks hugely for this. Really helped me :)
Thank you. You took the guess work out of posting. Its a great big help.
Still being read. :) Thank you.
Cool. Btw, your icon is deeply cool, and nearly caused me to bonk my forehead on the monitor trying to figure it out.
Well, I personally prefer to have all my fic posted on my lj, just so as to have one sort-of-central repository, but that's more or less a matter of preference. There's no reason your "somewhere" can't be the community post.
Thankyou, thankyou. It all does seem a bit of a minefield to the uninitiated, and this really does help. I'll be referring back often, methinks.
Thanks chicka! Helps a lot!
They won't show up unless you write them in, on livejournal. On archives, there will often be fields you type them into, but lj requires a bit more effort.
What's annoying me is every time I try to post a fic to my journal it says my post is too long?? What can I do??
LJ has a seemingly arbitrary character limit on posts. Most people split their fic into smaller parts with a link at the beginning of each to the previous part, and a link at the end of each to the next part.Alternately, dreamwidth posts have a much larger limit; you can pretty much write a novel in one of them, if you want to get an account at dreamwidth.org.
That was very helpful but could you explain how can I include the story?I didn't understand that part. I'm trying to link it to the post on my lj.
If you're trying to make a link to your post, and if I understand you correctly, you want this html tuturial: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=67
I know i'm stupid but I still don't get it....someone tell me in nice easy [really simple] language.....Please???LoL^___^
You've helped so much~! Thanks!
This has been very helpful. I've been writing/reading fanfiction for going on 7 years now and am just now trying to do this lol. We'll see how it goes... :P
aaahh.. thank you.. i've been searching for this guide everywhere.. <3 <3
I have probably the stupidest question I want to cross post the fic because well (not sure yet) It maybe to different fandoms and I don't want to it there and copy and paste everything. Is there anyway I set a way to link it to the original?
I'm not sure I understand you fully, but if you're saying what I think you're saying, you probably want to make one post containing your fic, and then your posts in the communities should contain just the header information and a link. It would look like:Fic: TITLE HEREWarnings: LOL I DUNNO MAYBE SOMEONE DIESFandoms: THERE IS A CROSSOVERSummary: WHY SHOULD YOU CLICK?Link: <a href="http://yourname.livejournal.com/entrynumber.html">Fic Title</a>You can find more information on making links lj's faqs