5 – If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a story, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
I kind of accidentally combined day three and four. Duh me. So skipping to five.
I've definitely had stories where it set out to be about Character A, and it became more about Character B, or about a relationship or a situation rather than what I set out to do. Map was originally going to be a single-character POV, but then it wouldn't stick to just one. Sounds of the Season was supposed to be a Remus POV, but James completely ran away with it. Which made it more fun in the end, I think. Then I started To Keep Christmas Well as a Peter POV, but decided that was too similar to doing James' POV the year before, so I used Remus instead.
There's been other examples, but those are all I can think of offhand.
1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
2– Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
3/4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the story isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse? (I accidentally combined two there. Ooops.)
6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7 – Have you ever had a story change your opinion of a character?
8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?
11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" story of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?
14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a story?
16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the story? Also, if you do chaptered story, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your stories (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have
20 – Do you ever get
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a story you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your story? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your story? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a story?
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your story?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite story you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!
I did finally get a chance to read the entirety of my Apocalyptothon gift, and it was really damn awesome. Well written, long, plotty, interesting with little splashes of humor to break up the bleakness. In a Handbasket, Veronica Mars/Supernatural fusion. Go! Give love! I'm blown away by how much WORK they put into it, I really am.
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