Working Stiffs (X-Files website)

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Name: Working Stiffs
Owner/Maintainer:
Dates: 2000-2009 (Wayback dates)
Type: resource site
Fandom: The X-Files
URL: http://www.geocities.com/workingstiffsfanfic/ (Wayback)
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Working Stiffs is a resource site for X-Files fanfiction writers.
Do only men have dangling participles? I love reading fanfic–does that mean I'm a good beta reader? Can I get sued for this? How do I get unblocked when I can't even finish a coherent...uh...uh...?
These are some of the questions that this site wants to answer. Every month new articles on writing by fanfic authors will be featured. You're the experts. Some of you painstakingly craft your stories, and some of you just crack your knuckles and start typing. Everyone approaches the writing process differently, and here at Working Stiffs we celebrate those differences.[1]
About the site:
Working Stiffs is the brainchild of Nicola Simpson. A published and agented writer, Nic's first fanfic was posted to alt.tv.x-files.creative in January 1995. Five and a half years later, Nic and a fellow author were lamenting the lack of technical resources for fan fiction writers, and a monster was born.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of dozens of fanfic authors, and the web design expertise of Izzyvision, Working Stiffs was launched in October 2000. Managing the site is a big job, but has been made easier with the welcome addition of veteran author Megan Reilly as a contributing editor in November 2000.
We really hope this site will be a valuable resource to the fanfic community, for authors and readers. Our goal isn't to teach or preach, or offer snarky put-downs on newbie authors or style choices (although poor spelling and grammar will never be acceptable). We want visitors to leave Working Stiffs inspired to write, or at least to think about their work and how to make it more compelling.[2]
The site was hosted by GeoCities.

Interviews

The site features interviews with:

References

  1. http://www.geocities.com/workingstiffsfanfic/, 16 December 2003 via Wayback. (Accessed 27 July 2011)
  2. About Working Stiffs..., 02 March 2001 via Wayback. (Accessed 27 July 2011)
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