spatz: cartoon bunnies on stilts with caption "dramatic character-driven stories... or stilts?" (Bunnies stories or stilts?)
spatz ([personal profile] spatz) wrote2014-09-01 02:09 pm

writing meme

I feel like all I ever post around here is memes, sorry ya'll. But no one ever does memes with me on Tumblr, even though they interact in other ways. It is downright odd.

A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
B. Is there a trope you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
C. Is there a trope you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?
D. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
E. Share one of your strengths.
F. Share one of your weaknesses.
G. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you've written and explain why you're proud of it.
H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you've written and explain why you're proud of it.
I. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
J. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
K. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
L. Is there an episode or section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
M. What's the best writing advice you've ever come across?
N. What's the worst writing advice you've ever come across?
O. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
P. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
Q. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
R. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
S. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
T. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
U. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
V. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person asking the question is free to make suggestions).
W. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
X. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
Y. What do you look for in a beta?
Z. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
AA. How do you feel about collaborations?
AB. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
AC. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
AD. Do you accept prompts?
AE. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
AF. How do you feel about smut?
AG. How do you feel about crack?
AH. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
AI. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
AJ. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
AK. Talk about your current wips.
AL. Talk about a review that made your day.
AM. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
AN. Write an alternative ending to a fic you've written (specify by title, link or general description)
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[personal profile] philomytha 2014-09-01 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Memes are good! And doing memes on Tumblr is complicated, at least if you're a bit Tumblr-impaired, and I am.

Can I have B and D please?
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[personal profile] philomytha 2014-09-01 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I really must get into this Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries thingy - was it you sharing pictures of it on Tumblr? It looked like it should be right up my street.

Slavefic, huh? There's one I haven't considered. But yeah, a good one to tackle. And sex pollen with emotional agony is the only way to write it, surely! At least, it's more fun that way :-D.

I kind of feel that the Tony Stark story might work well as a press release, or some other kind of epistolary/document story, now that you mention it.
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[personal profile] ignipes 2014-09-01 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
E and F!
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[personal profile] icepixie 2014-09-02 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
A, M, and, for symmetry, N.
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[personal profile] icepixie 2014-09-05 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Your comfort zone is close to my own! I write more ship than gen, but I know what you mean about being rooted in canon/details.

"Write what you know." SUCH BULLSHIT. At least, when interpreted literally, as so many people do.

So much this. I had a writing instructor who revised it to say "Know what you write," which I think is much more realistic. (And also panders to my ALL THE RESEARCH! tendencies.)
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[personal profile] graycardinal 2014-09-14 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Wandering over by way of [personal profile] icepixie, after having given her a set of letters: if it's not too presumptuous, I'll give you G, S, AB, and AK. [I am not tumblr-enabled; if you've already answered one or more of those Over There, reposts are totally OK.]

I will happily reciprocate; my iteration of the meme-post is over here.
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[personal profile] graycardinal 2014-11-03 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
Answers are shiny!

I'm not familiar with the fandom from which that snippet comes, but I definitely like the flow of the writing in it.

I can see both advantages and disadvantages to having a conveniently located live muse. On one hand such a muse would probably be a great incentive towards productivity; OTOH, I can also see said muse being a considerable distraction.

[pause, follow link to Tumblr, bookmark ensuing links, troll and find this, leave bemused comment]

Oh, my. Better save any further trolling for later. This looks as if it will take awhile....

And that's a healthy list of WIPs.

Thank you very much!