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    A handbook for fanfiction writers on Ao3 regarding effective use of meta text, including good tagging practices.

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    08 Nov 2021

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    The Fanfic Author's Guide to Metatext by Eiiri

    Very useful!
    (including the comment section)

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    [CW: Tag Vortex may stare back.]

    Tagging! How many tags does your story need? How can you tell which ones will be useful? As a reader, how can you use them to find what you want, what you really really want? When you keysmash in the forest, does it make a sound?

    AO3's beautiful and ridiculously wrangled tags do more than most people expect. Behold the mysteries, rejoice in the synonyms, and optimize your search results. Welcome to the tag vortex.

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    07 Nov 2021

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    Staring into the Tag Vortex: AO3 tagging demystified by JustSomeAo3Tips

    Very useful. Concise and easy to understand.

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    GRYFFINDORS. Go up the marble staircase and left, and keep travelling in that general direction; you’ll want to be going towards your left, because Gryffindor Tower is on the easternmost side of the castle, and you’re coming from the north/north-west. Once you reach the second floor, you can take a short-cut! Concealed behind a tapestry is a narrow staircase to the upper floors...


    A guide for people writing fic set in Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, who want to know where everything is, a first-person walk-through, written as if a Prefect is handing out pamphlets to all the poor ickle firsties. ^_^’ 


    ( Includes a map I made, back before the new illustrated editions came out when we still had no official guide, based on JKR's. )

    ( UPDATE: now includes a rough map of Hogsmeade! )

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    Map of Hogwarts + 'A Beginner's Guide To Hogwarts' by SheFlooLikeAMadman

    Written like a leaflet for new students it also includes two maps and several charts; with very useful information about the locations of many things on Howarts' grounds and in Hogsmeade and additional 'good to know about' info about them.

    Great writing reference, but also helpful for readers who like to visualise the layout while reading.

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    Have you ever had to scroll past a fanfic with too many tags, especially on mobile where it takes forever? A fic that updates daily and has tagged over 20 fandoms that you cannot escape seeing?

    Well, here's how to block a fic on AO3, or how to block stories with certain tags or even the way to block specific users whose stories you don't want to see! You will not need to download anything nor create a specific bookmark on your browser.

    Ch.1
    -Block fanfics.
    -Limit the amount of visible relationship/freeform tags with a scrollbar.
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    -General troubleshooting if you blocked a story but it still appears. A list of common mistakes you could have made and their fixes.
    Ch.3
    -Limit the amount of visible fandom tags. (Like in chapter 1, except for fandom tags instead of relationship/freeform tags)
    Ch.4
    -Block AO3 users so you won't see any of their stories when browsing AO3.
    Ch.5
    -Block tags with AO3 savior - A step-by step guide with detailed explanations, images and examples.

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    How to: Block fanfics/tags/users & Hide too-long tag fields by vanetta

    Very useful.

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    The day the Minister is killed, Percy is filling out paperwork at his desk.
    The day Voldemort dies, Percy has successfully retained his life and his job. Unfortunately, his ability to trust anyone ever again and his family count among the things he's lost.

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    back to work by TheTartWitch

    A wonderful piece about Percy and what he did during the war.
    He was sorted into Gryffindor after all.

    Together with blood will tell but often it tells too much by elumish this fic adds to my head-canon for Percy since the first time I've read it.

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