6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
My slashy tendencies mean that the stories and relationships I'm most drawn to are usually men. But I ENJOY writing both, and in a lot of fandoms, my default character is a female first. (Faith in Buffyverse, River in Firefly, Carolyn in Vampire Diaries.) I've been in RP land long enough that I sort of instinctively wince whenever someone has a strong preference for a single gender, or an outright refusal to write one or the other. (In RP, you run into a lot of people who only play females.) Which isn't fair, but it's automatic.
I think in the end I fall into character trope patterns in which ones I connect with and am interested in - as in I like certain types - more than favoring one gender over another, in fic. But the fact that I write largely slash skews my numbers in favor of writing guys over girls. I often LIKE het pairings in shows and fandoms, but I don't feel as creative for them because generally, those are already shown or at least teased within the text and exist as a canon narrative option more than the slash and femmeslash do, so I gravitate toward the things my shows/books/movies won't show me.
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.)
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?
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 am having a very strange day. Not bad, just bizarre. Like I've lost track of the odd conversations I've had with my sister and dad at this point. Dad just walked out here, waved a pickle jar and a plastic fork and told me, very seriously, never to try to get the last pickle out of the jar with a plastic fork, and then walked back out. This is the level of odd I'm at.
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