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Shamelessly stolen from [personal profile] cypher and [personal profile] recessional. Leave a number (or two!) in a comment. Then copy/paste to your own journal if you want people to ask you questions.


1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
3. What character do you identify with most?
4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
8. How would you describe your style?
9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
15. How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
25. A character you want to protect.
26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?

Date: 2016-09-13 02:45 am (UTC)
gramarye1971: Kasahara Iku holding Library Force badge (Toshokan Sensou: Insignia)
From: [personal profile] gramarye1971
8! Because I like seeing how people think of themselves as writers.

Date: 2016-09-14 01:38 pm (UTC)
gramarye1971: Fakir looking up from a library book (Princess Tutu: Fakir)
From: [personal profile] gramarye1971
I hear you on a lot of this! (Yesterday evening was spent poking feebly at the last two scenes of this 15K+ fic that I have been trying to finish for something going on five years now, but those last two scenes simply won't gel to my satisfaction.) I'm always grateful when the plot ideas I have are the ones where the ending is one of the first things I think of, and then the bulk of the work is to figure out how to get the characters to that point.

And ahahaha, oh, do I understand the periods where writing scarcely happens at all. For me, they usually come when work or something similar has completely drained my creativity. I'm definitely one of those people who looks on my own personal creativity as something like a well or a pool -- if I don't draw too heavily from it, it'll keep refreshing itself, but if I'm forced to pull from it too much (e.g., I have a lot of very technical work-editing to do that demands my complete focus and concentration) it'll run dry. I'm just barely edging out of a long dry spell now.

I hope you're able to finish something to your satisfaction soon. ^_^

Date: 2016-09-13 04:24 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
#20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?

Date: 2016-09-13 05:48 am (UTC)
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (Default)
From: [personal profile] extrapenguin
14 and 22!
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (Default)
From: [personal profile] extrapenguin
So, who are the squillion underrated characters you love in our shared fandoms? (At a glance at your interests, they seem to be Vorkosigan saga, Confederation series/Valor series/the one with Torin Kerr, and complaining about Honor Harrington.)
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (Default)
From: [personal profile] extrapenguin
OH YES ELENA. If you figure out a decent prompt, I'd suggest asking for it in forthcoming exchanges...

Okay, I guess I could reply in detail to the rest of your comment, but it's all summarizable to "oh hello thing I never knew I wanted". Whoops. The danger of asking questions...

I want moar Torin & any of the Krai – my personal favorite is Werst. This probably says something profound about my character, idk.

And oooh Prolong! Worldbuilding! !!1!

(And I agree with you on the only way Craig is standable. What is it with MilSF woman protagonist/designated dude LI always being a NOTP, sigh.)
extrapenguin: (politics)
From: [personal profile] extrapenguin
Ooohhh. Please request that for Yuletide? Noms are still ongoing for half a day.

Less Craig!

Paul Tankersley is in the rarer category of MilSF woman protagonist/designated dude LI: "What?" (Heris Serrano and Petrus also go here.) It's where suddenly there's a het relationship that I did not foresee at all, and I'm confused. I do not passionately loathe the dude with the passion of a thousand fiery suns, but I ... don't see the ship? So, mehTP in the new lingo.
Edited Date: 2016-09-16 06:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-09-13 03:05 pm (UTC)
mooreeffoc: (shiny + tree)
From: [personal profile] mooreeffoc
16 and 18!

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