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.
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?
[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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