After reading fan fiction for quite some time now, there's a few minor things I want to point out to writers regarding them that will make them more reader friendly: For one, lately there has been so many tense errors in stories, making it harder for the readers to read free flowing. I recommend you pick a tense (in most cases it should be the past tense, unless your character is writing a diary entry taken place at the present time or something), and stick with that tense the whole way through. For example, I see so much of this (and this is just a random couple sentences I wrote up): When it should be: Another thing, so many people are making one, huge mess of story all in one big paragraph. Instead, it helps to break up the story into paragraphs and putting an empty line in between each paragraph. It doesn't matter if you indent or not, but it really helps readers to actually be able to read thoroughly without losing their place and such. Plus it looks a lot less intimidating when a reader first opens your story...instead of them seeing one big heap of story to read, they see it broken up. It's much more reader friendly. One more thing, this one for readers: I remember that when I was new to this board, I needed all the encouragement that I could get to continue writing. I imagine that this is the same for most new fan fiction writers. So all I'm asking for them (and anyone, well established or not), is that if you happen to read their fic and like it, or might not like it but have some tips that you think they could use to improve it, tell them. It really makes the less experienced writer's day when someone comments on their story, even if it only says "More please" or something like that.