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Writing meme

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Borrowed from paperscribe

Put a number in the comments and I’ll answer accordingly.

The mission for those of us who answer the questions, should we accept it, is to stay positive about our writing and ourselves, but to also be fair about our shortcomings.

1. Of the fic you’ve written, of which are you most proud?
2. Favourite tense
3. Favourite POV
4. What are some themes you love writing about?
5. What inspires you to write?
6. Thoughts on critique
7. Create a character on the spot... NOW!
8. Is there a character you love writing for the most? The least? Why?
9. A passage from a WIP
10. What are your strengths in writing?
11. What are your weaknesses in writing?
12. Anything else that you want to know... (otherwise known as Fill in the Blank)

PLEASE consider posting the meme on your own LJ even if you don't want to ask me a question..

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fortesomniare
Jan. 29th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about No.8, please. :)
lindenharp
Jan. 29th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
Of the main characters in Lewis, I like writing Robbie Lewis best, perhaps because I find it easiest to be in his head, and I like him best as a person.

I'm not sure there's any character I dislike writing. I love James Hathaway, and I love to write about him, but I find writing from his POV extra challenging because he's such a complicated person.
wendymr
Jan. 29th, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
This won't surprise you at all: 9, please :)

Back to add: I asked paperscribe this and I'm curious as to what you'd say as well, so -

12, please:

We all encounter many TV series (books, films etc) that we enjoy, but we're not motivated to write fic for all of them. What was it about Lewis that made you need to write?

Edited at 2014-01-29 12:55 pm (UTC)
lindenharp
Jan. 29th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
9. My current Lewis WIP is an untitled fic in the "By Love Possessed" D/s series. Robbie and James are in a sexual relationship. James occidentally let slip that he has some kinky desires that he's never mentioned. They're in the living-room, fully dressed during this conversation.

"Yes, it's a 'BDSM thing,'" James mutters to the rug at his feet.

"All right, then."

That brings James's head snapping up. "You can't mean that."

"Really?" Robbie looks steadily at James.

"You're not— You don't—"

"Haven't we had this conversation before? I couldn't possibly be interested in you because I wasn't gay. Or bi, or whatever."

"That's different," James protests.

"Yeah, it is different." He pauses just long enough to be certain he's got James's full attention. "If I didn't fancy you, we wouldn't be together, except as mates. This is just... details."

"What, like choosing toppings for a pizza?"

Robbie shrugs. "I love sausage, can't abide mushroom, think pineapple and ham ought to be illegal, and can sometimes be persuaded to join you in a pepperoni. Yeah, I'd say it's pretty much the same sort of thing."


12. It's probably a combination of things. An attraction to the characters and how they interact is part of it, but also an ability to get into their heads. And a desire to know more about them, even if that means making up the details myself. For a while I didn't think I could write more than drabbles in Lewis fandom because it's so entrenched in the minutiae of British daily life. (Unlike Doctor Who, where I always have the option of setting fics in other times and places.)

I don't understand why some characters spark that in me and some don't. Neal Caffrey in "White Collar" is a fascinating character. He has a lot in common with James Hathaway, despite being on the other side of the law: brilliant, talented, and from a (until recently) mysterious background, but I've never been tempted to write about him. Love to read other people's fics, though.
garpu
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
7!
lindenharp
Jan. 29th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
7. That's cruel. I love creating OCs, but they usually spring out of the context of a fic.

Okay, have a drabble.

"Cearesta! Stop that! And apologise! I am so sorry, goodsir. My young sister is barely more than a nestling. She rarely comes to the city, and has never had the honor of meeting an outsider. May I show you our wares? These woven tkitiki are very popular because of the bright colors, and our prices are— Goodsir? Please!

"See what you've done, Cearesta? If I didn't know better, I'd swear you came from another nest. You can't insult a customer with all that shrieking and flapping, even a hideous, wingless one who looks like a mutant from a blighted egg."

uniquepov
Jan. 30th, 2014 12:44 am (UTC)
I'm going to be greedy, and ask about #4 and #5.
lindenharp
Jan. 30th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
4. Misunderstandings. Friendship (and friendship that turns to love). Power, and its uses and abuses.

5. *points to icon* I like telling stories. And--I confess--I like feedback, especially when I've stirred strong emotions in a reader, whether it's humor, joy, horror or sorrow.
uniquepov
Jan. 30th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! =)

And your writing always stirs me. That's one of the main reasons I'm always hounding you to write. ;)
xfdryad
Apr. 10th, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
I can't believe no one's asked about #1!
lindenharp
Apr. 11th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
I think I have to give two answers; one for each fandom.

In Lewis fandom: If I Speed Away

In Doctor Who fandom: All the King's Horses
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