04 August 2011 @ 01:24 pm
Fic meme days 15 to 23  
Playing catch up again - here are days 16 to 23.

16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

Sometimes the summary seems to write itself, when it doesn’t I’m probably never going to be entirely happy with what I come up with. But even a not very good summary has got to be better than no summary at all in letting people know what the fic is about.

17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic?

Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not? Usually the hardest part of the fic to think of. And chapters never get titles as I can never think of any.

rest of days questions and answers under here )
27 July 2011 @ 10:20 am
fic meme day 15  
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic?

answer under here )
26 July 2011 @ 11:20 pm
Fic meme days 10 to 14  
Playing catch up again with the fic meme. So here's days 10 to 14.

answers are here )
26 July 2011 @ 11:17 am
Fan fic meme - days 10 to 14  
Playing catch up again with the fic meme. So here's days 10 to 14.

answers are here )
21 July 2011 @ 11:31 am
Fic meme - day 9  
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favourite pairings to write?

In which I ramble about why I don't ship 10 Doctor/Jack, and that multi-ship in Torchwood. )
20 July 2011 @ 10:43 am
fan fic meme - day 8  
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.

I write OC when and where needed, and I’ve never really been bothered by the whole mary-sue thing. I just write the characters that the storyline needs to work and people can take it or leave it.

I never had anybody tell me any of my OCs are mary-sues, but then I suppose my OCs aren’t falling for the main characters/loved by everybody/have super special sparkly powers – they are just there driving the plot along when needed.

Until now I’ve haven’t had a reoccurring OC, but Dr Ruth Armitage who appeared in Secret and Hope and will continue to appear in the virtual series that I’ve got planned. I hadn’t planned when I wrote Secrets and Hope that there would more in than ‘verse.

My notes for here were/are: Good at her job, but not a leader in the field. Is comfortable with who she is. Mid forties, shoulder length brown hair now going a bit grey, worn in ponytail. Never married. Her father was a GP. She had a son when fairly young, from a relationship at university when about 19/20. Studied biomedical sciences, got a 2:1. She’s worked mostly as a researcher/research assistant for a variety of private sector companies. Her son died when he about 18/19 (about 7 years before she appears in Secrets and Hope) – not decided how, tending towards either car crash or maybe while serving in army.

I don’t think she’s likely to fall into peoples mary-sue categories, but who knows.
19 July 2011 @ 12:30 pm
Fic meme - day 7  
7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

There’s not really been a fic that has changed by opinion of a character, but there has definitely been a fic that made me a lot more interested in a character than I had been before.

The character in question is Captain Tom Ryan, of Primeval, and the fic or rather series of fic, is by [ profile] fredbassett which starts with Predator

Captain Ryan only appeared in the first series of Primeval, and didn’t exactly get that much screen time, although he was often pretty important to the plotline. This fic made me want to read more about him, and re-watch the episodes he was in, and actually write fic about him too.
18 July 2011 @ 02:35 pm
Fan fic meme - days four, five and six.  
Slight later with some of these as it's suppose to be one a day, but it's up to date now.

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 fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?
Read more... )

5 – If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
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6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
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15 July 2011 @ 12:22 pm
Fan fic meme - day 3.  
3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favourite characters to write?

answers under the cut )
14 July 2011 @ 11:04 am
Fic meme: day two  
Fan fic meme snagged from [ profile] fiwen1010

2. Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it. )

Written in but never finished or posted anywhere, Highlander and Due South. Written and posted Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval and Stargate: Universe and Spooks: Code 9.

There are 81 or 99 fics and drabbles in total (it depends how you count the Primeval drabble fics, as they are either one fic or 10 drabbles eachs) and range in length from 100 word drabbles to 30k+ bigbang fic. ( I'm actually surprised there's this many, especially as this is all in just under 5 years.)

The majority of these Torchwood, about 60 of the 81. Three are Doctor Who, one is Spooks: Code 9, the SGU one is just a crossover drabble with Primeval. The rest are primeval drabbles.

I'm still writing in Torchwood, Doctor Who and Primeval fandoms, and probably will be for a long time to come. SGU really was just a one off. Spooks: Code 9 is an odd one, I'm not planning anything at the moment, but who knows, I did seem like a fun 'verse to play with, it was a shame there were so few episodes made.

As for Highlander and Due South, I've very very unlikely to write anything Due South related, Highlander is another who knows? Maybe if a plot bunny bites there'll be something, but at the moments that's looking unlikely.
13 July 2011 @ 10:31 pm
fan fic meme  
Fan fic meme snagged from [ profile] fiwen1010 

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?

rambling answer is here )