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mellowcandle
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Stolen from heavenly_pearl in a desperate attempt to jumpstart my writing again.



Comment to this entry with the letter of the question(s) you want me to answer:


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 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 sending the ask 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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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: September 2nd, 2014 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
B, C, E, F, G, AC, AN
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 2nd, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
B. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?

I was going to say "kid fic" and then remembered I started one that I never finished. I think I've done in some form or fashion anything I'm capable of doing... I'd simply like to be able to construct a proper plot. A good mystery or action story needs good intricate plotting, and that's something I need to learn to do.

C. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?

Mpreg. I don't get it. I just don't. I also don't get the zombie craze.

E. Share one of your strengths.

I hope humor. I've said before if it makes me laugh, it stays in.

F. Share one of your weaknesses.

So many to choose from. Generally, I don't treat my characters badly enough. Do I put them in silly situations, embarrass them? Sure. But actual pain and darkness and destruction... I have a hard time going there. I'm worried that in the end HF will fail if I don't fully take advantage of what the threat really means. My bad guy can't be bad if I refuse to hurt them.


.... to be continued, because I'm going to have to do some thinking about the next ones....

cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: September 3rd, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Action in fiction... well, as soon as you master a new set of vocabulary, I think you're set. Mystery is hard to write.

Strengths: I think your greatest strength is romantic development and portraying intimacy. Hands down.

Weaknesses: The source material and the target audience does not make tragedy a viable genre in fanfiction, I think.
heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: September 2nd, 2014 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
L, P, and AE
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 2nd, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
L. Is there an episode section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?

This is super vague, but in general, I'd say middles. The beginnings of canon introduce the characters, the setting, do all the exposition so we know what we're getting into. The endings resolve all the plots (hopefully) and are focused on actions and explanations. The middles are generally where the good character development happens. Whenever the plot takes a break and we focus on characters and relationships, that's what I love. If I'm going to rewatch something, it's almost always going to be something from the middle.

P. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?

Aaaaaaagh, at the moment, I'd say Guy/Natalia from Tales of the Abyss. I've written a lot for them already, but there's so many other angles I could take. Post-canon, pre-canon, AU... there are some really good "what if" type AUs that bounce around in my head from time to time.

AE. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?

I do like to be "canon compliant" for the most part, which is why I write so much post-canon stuff. I want to say, okay, so after everything that's happened, what could believably happen next? It's one reason why I generally prefer to write after a series is complete, because then I feel like I have all the information I need. Writing for something when canon's ongoing makes me nervous, because I panic about all the stuff I don't know yet. Even my AUs I try to stay as relevant to canon as possible, and do more of a "what if this plot direction had happened instead" type scenario instead of "And now everybody's in Victorian England, and also zombies".
heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: September 3rd, 2014 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same way when it comes to liking a canon to be completed before I write for it. It would annoy the heck out of me to write something that I thought fit in with canon, only to have a future revelation make it non-canon. I might have written a few Fruits Baskets fics before the manga ended, but they were mostly short one-shots that weren't really in danger of being contradicted. I can't even imagine trying to write a multi-part while canon is still being developed!
6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence