Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,

Fanfic posting templates

What's the most useful way to post story headers? What information do you like to see? What's the best way to format it?

Over the years, I've boiled mine down to this:

Whisky and Water by Halrloprillalar
Stranger in a Strange Land, Jubal Harshaw/Valentine Michael Smith, NC17, 2300 words
Mike's first drink.

Notes: Thanks to Kest for beta and doing all those single malt taste tests.

What is usually recommended on community info pages is this, which I find a lot less readable:

Ttile: Mark of Cain
Author: Halrloprillalar
Fandom: Classic Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Adama/Cain
Rating: R
Summary: An argument over Adama's orders turns violent...at first.
Author's Notes: Nobody would agree to beta this so all mistakes are mine!

What do you prefer to read? To use?

Bonus hint: When posting fic to a community, unless the rules prohibit it, put both the title and author name in the subject line. It makes it a lot easier for people who are browsing the comm archive later on.
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