How to add a story to the Library
  1. Log into your account on the STARS Library.

  2. Go to Account Info

  3. Click on Add New Story

  4. Type your story title in the Title* box

  5. If you have a co-author, type their name in the Search box. Click on their name when it appears below the box. Repeat this process for more than one co-author.

  6. Enter your story summary in the Summary* box. If you want to add a banner to your summary, simply click on the button in the middle row with the tree on it. A window will popup asking for the url, description and name. Fill out this info for your image then click the insert button.

  7. If you have any notes for your story, add them to the Story Notes: box. It’s not a required field.

  8. Category Options – Choose the Main Category for your story from the options available (i.e. Twilight, Harry Potter, Original Fiction, etc.). Then choose Canon or NonCanon depending on your pairings.  You should only list the Main Pairing of the story, NOT every pairing of the story.  The subcategories will automatically popup under your chosen Main category. Now click the > button to add the Main Category to the Selected Categories* box. Now that your Main Category is selected, choose your subcategory and click the > button again to add it to the Selected Categories* box under your Main Category.
    • Main Categories:
      • Canon: Traditional character pairings from book/movie.
      • NonCanon: This is for any pairing that is not consistent with movies/book
      • Crossover: Fanfiction that merges the worlds of different fandoms.  May or May not use cross pairings as well
    • SubCategories:
      • All Human: This should be used as a subcategory tag in addition to Canon and NonCanon if the story is all human characters.
      • Alternate Universe: This should be used as a subcategory tag in addition to Canon and NonCanon if the story is used for deviations from standard plot of book/movie. For Example: Edward doesn't come back in New Moon (Twilight) or Harry's Parents both didn't die (Harry Potter)
      • Crackfic:  Fanfiction that has totally lost the plot and is strictly humorous and fun.

  9. Choose the main pairing in your story by clicking on it.  If you need to choose more than one pairing, Hold the shift key as you click each pairing.  If you don't see your pairing, you can use other character or send an email to admin@starslibrary.net to request a new pairing be added.  For Twilight, all pairings are under Canon, Non-Canon, and Crossover since the lists are extensive.   NOTE: Only list the main pairing the story is about, not every pairing in the whole story.

  10. Choose the Rating* of your story. If you are submitting a one shot and there will be no additional chapters, click on the Complete: box

  11. Enter either the title of your chapter or the chapter number in the Chapter Title: box. 

  12. Enter any author notes or chapter notes into the Chapter Notes: box

  13. Enter your story into the Story Text (text)* box. If you prefer to upload a file, simply save your file as a text file (.txt) not a word file to your computer. Click on the Browse… button next to the Story Text (file) and choose the file from your computer. You can copy/paste from a word processing program like Word, but you need to save as a TXT or RTF file first; otherwise the hidden HTML these programs use will mess up your formatting. Allowed HTML tags are: <b> <i> <u> <center> <hr> <p> <br /> <br> <blockquote> <ol> <ul> <li> <img> <strong> <em> <a>

  14. Enter any additional author notes to the End Notes: box.

  15. Click on the Add Story button to submit your story. If you get the SQL Error, your story/chapter has posted but the return success messae has timed out. Check your author page or story table of contents to make sure its there before trying to re-submit.