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I want to talk about writing/creating with you! If you'd like to talk with me, leave a link to a bunch of your fic/vids/art/other creative things, and I'll choose one that makes me curious and ask you to tell me about it, with some specific questions. You can do this in a post, or a reply, or however you would like.

If you want to talk with others, you can repost this.

Date: 2015-10-03 05:02 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Agent Dale Cooper and Agent Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks: Dale and Audrey)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Seems like a good place to say thank you again for Special Agent Audrey Horne, like, a million times more.


Date: 2015-10-03 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] achariya
I write social justice articles about sports. Wanna join me?

Re: sure

Date: 2015-10-04 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] achariya
I think that for a collab with you, it would be most interesting to write an article for fannish people about the 4th wall -- that line between fic and "real life," and when it can be crossed.

It's difficult in sports because a lot of sports writers also write fiction (like me). What is the line in your fandom?

There are a few previous articles about this, let me research.


Date: 2015-10-03 06:51 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: dear teevee: I want to crawl inside you (a dude crawls inside a tv) (Default)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
this sounds like fun! I love talking about my stuff. There's a big list of all my fic and vids at thingswithwings.dreamwidth.org, or you could use the AO3 if you like (tho that's just the fic): http://archiveofourown.org/users/thingswithwings

Date: 2015-10-04 09:46 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: chummy from call the midwife doing the scout salute (call the midwife - chummy boyscout salut)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
oooooh, a wonderful choice! I have trouble remembering the exact origin of that fic, but I do know it came out of wanting Lillian/Virginia D/s medical play . . . I think it actually came out of my frustration with the show, which was doing EXCELLENT medical kink all the time, but doing it with Bill and Virginia, which is such a NOPE pairing for me. So I wanted to transfer that medical kink to Lillian and Virginia instead. And Lillian being such a big proponent of pap smears seemed like a good way in!

I did definitely do research for it! :) I watched a few pap smear videos on youtube to get a sense of how it looks from the medical practitioner's pov, and I read up on the history of the procedure. One thing I found interesting is that a ton of doctors, for YEARS, insisted that using lube would compromise the results of the test, with no evidence for that AT ALL, so they just used water instead (even today some doctors still won't use lube). So that's a lot of extra discomfort for people getting pap smears, over the years. And that detail made it into the fic, with Lillian being openly scornful of this anti-scientific idea. :)

Hmmm, dialogue and description, this is a very interesting question! As a reader, I tend to zone out at long blocky paragraphs of description, and always tune back in with dialogue, so as an author I get uncomfortable if internal monologue or description goes on too long. I guess my main method of balancing it is looking for variety - short unattributed dialogue sometimes, longer descriptive dialogue tags other times, making sure paragraphs don't always start the same way, putting dialogue tags on the left and right of the dialogue at alternate times. But honestly, and especially for sex scenes, I have a really vivid physical imagination, so I find it hard to go for long without describing what people are doing or how they're feeling. I just try to write down the scene as it progresses in my head, usually.

I do sometimes worry that my stevefeels fic that I'm writing falls too heavily on description! There's a lot more introspection and a lot more plot than I'm used to writing, so I'm constantly scheming for ways to cut description and replace it with dialogue somehow. DIALOGUE BEST

And another more general question: What prompted you to make your very first vid?

haha, hmmm, well, if the question is "what prompted you to learn to vid," then it's just seeing so many great vids and wanting desperately to be able to express myself that way, visually, because I would see things on tv that were striking or that I wanted to compare to one another, and sensed that vids would be a good medium for me. But if the question is "what was the inspiration for that vid," then it's simply John Sheppard from SGA on his knees! I actually was very good when making my first vid, and gave myself a limited project (vid John Sheppard kneeling/being dominated to "I wanna be your dog"). The show had totally gone overboard in having that guy kneel in front of people, and it was begging to be vidded. So I did! And it was a great first project.

This was totally fun! Thank you for doing this. <3

Date: 2015-10-04 01:12 am (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
I would love that! My fic is all at [community profile] havocs_cry.

Date: 2016-03-03 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theresa_ramseyer
Morning :)

I have kept this for a few months in my inbox - had plans to upload some of my finished stories and linked them to here; then life attacked and pretty much hasn't let up. Hopefully, after we get Dad home today, things will soon settle into a new normal for awhile.

Don't really have a process, yet. I have been working on creating more structure in my life - a better schedule, etc. That included some more and longer scheduled writing times, but everything's gone by the wayside the past month. I want to focus on/create a writing process., something/anything that works better than the hit-and-miss start-and-stop-toss-up-if-it-ever-gets-finished way I've attempted the umpteen number of unfinished stories I have on my drives.

Must head to work - have a good day :)



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