This article is from the Eddings FAQ, by Aquarius firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
There aren't really; AFEC is a convenient place to post such fanfic, not a
censorship board. However, it would be nice if stories fitted in with one
another, otherwise we end up with a great deal of confusion and
inconsistency: this means reading all the other stories (which you should
do anyway, because they're good :-) before writing your own. Repeat: this
is not a *rule*, just a suggestion.