March 10, 2012

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Filed under: Yeah GPOY Writers 
March 8, 2012
As requested by too many people: making the last post rebloggable

neil-gaiman:

birdartpoetry asked: Mister Gaiman, you’re kickass. I was just wondering, what do you think is the best way to seduce a writer? I figured your answer would be pretty spectacular.

In my experience, writers tend to be really good at the inside of their own heads and imaginary people, and a lot less good at the stuff going on outside, which means that quite often if you flirt with us we will completely fail to notice, leaving everybody involved slightly uncomfortable and more than slightly unlaid.

So I would suggest that any attempted seduction of a writer would probably go a great deal easier for all parties if you sent them a cheerful note saying “YOU ARE INVITED TO A SEDUCTION: Please come to dinner on Friday Night. Wear the kind of clothes you would like to be seduced in.”

And alcohol may help, too. Or kissing. Many writers figure out that they’re being seduced or flirted with if someone is actually kissing them.

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March 1, 2012

brfiction:

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day Writing Meme

heckyeahtumblrchallenges:

Day 01 → Your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with.
Day 02 → How many char­ac­ters do you have? Do you pre­fer males or females?
Day 03 → How do you come up with character names?
Day 04→ Your first stories/characters.  
Day 05→ By age, who are your youngest /oldest char­ac­ters?
Day 06 → Where are and you most com­fort­able writ­ing? Use the 5 W’s.
Day 07 → Do you lis­ten to music while you write? What kind? How do you relate music to your writing?
Day 08 → What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
Day 09 → How do you get ideas for your char­ac­ters? Describe the process of cre­at­ing them.
Day 10 → What are some really weird sit­u­a­tions your char­ac­ters have been in?
Day 11 → Who is your favorite/least favorite char­ac­ter to write?
Day 12 → In what story did you feel you did the best job of world→­build­ing?
Day 13 → What’s your favorite cul­ture to write, fic­tional or not?
Day 14 → How do you map out loca­tions, if needed?
Day 15 → A writer you admire, whether pro­fes­sional or not!
Day 16 → Do you write roman­tic rela­tion­ships? Are you good with those? Do you write sex scenes?
Day 17 → Favorite pro­tag­o­nist.
Day 18 → Favorite antag­o­nist.
Day  19 → Favorite minor that decided to shove him­self into the spot­light.
Day 20 → What are your favorite char­ac­ter inter­ac­tions to write?
Day 21 → Do any of your char­ac­ters have chil­dren? How well do you write them?

Day 22 →Tell us about one scene between your char­ac­ters that you’ve never written.
Day 23 → How long does it usu­ally take you to com­plete an entire story?
Day 24 → How will­ing are you to kill your char­ac­ters if the plot so demands it?

Day 25 → Do any of your char­ac­ters have pets? Tell us about them.
Day 26 → Do you draw your char­ac­ters? Do oth­ers draw them?
Day 27 → Do appear­ances play a big role in your sto­ries? How you go about design­ing your char­ac­ters.
Day 28 → Have you ever writ­ten a char­ac­ter with phys­i­cal or men­tal dis­abil­i­ties?
Day 29 → How often do you think about writ­ing?
Day 30 → Best source of inspiration?

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January 19, 2012
heartslogos:

meeya87:

brfiction:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[CAN’T WORK OUT THE DETAILS OF NEW ‘VERSE (Fanfic Flamingo) WRITE AS SERIES OF DRABBLES]

Well, we all have to start somewhere…

Oh this is me right now /hides face

But that’s how I do everything.
Except Synesthesia and Elves/Dragons. And The Asphodel AU came from one drabble and several prompts… It was always drabbles.
Should I be ashamed? Because it’s been working pretty well for me…

Is there another way? Like, aren’t those people who write plotted stories with actual chapters just writing really long drabbles? Do they actually have all the worldbuilding done beforehand?

heartslogos:

meeya87:

brfiction:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[CAN’T WORK OUT THE DETAILS OF NEW ‘VERSE (Fanfic Flamingo) WRITE AS SERIES OF DRABBLES]

Well, we all have to start somewhere…

Oh this is me right now /hides face

But that’s how I do everything.

Except Synesthesia and Elves/Dragons. And The Asphodel AU came from one drabble and several prompts… It was always drabbles.

Should I be ashamed? Because it’s been working pretty well for me…

Is there another way? Like, aren’t those people who write plotted stories with actual chapters just writing really long drabbles? Do they actually have all the worldbuilding done beforehand?

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