[identity profile] pushkin666.livejournal.com
And here's my second talk, which was about Getting Into Character. Again, click on the pictures to see the larger graphic.


Onto the slides... )

K M Weiland has an excellent blog for writers - becoming your character

[identity profile] pushkin666.livejournal.com
So I'm finally getting my A into G and posting these!

Click on the pictures to get the full image.


More slides this way )

The very awesome interview by Orlando Jones can be found here Orlando Jones on fandom</a .
[identity profile] moth2fic.livejournal.com
I must start by saying I don't speak for OTW/AO3. This is a personal view, with no authority whatsoever!

You are welcome to ask questions and I can answer based on three years experience of working as a volunteer staffer but you must understand that I can't give you any confidential information such as names or actual cases and some of my information might be only partial or just plain incorrect.

Read more... )
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Taken from my preparation for my 'talk'.

We all pick up on ideas every day – whether consciously or unconsciously.  Something someone says or we overhear; something that happens to us; a picture, maybe something on Tumblr that a friend points out to us; an article someone suggests.  These things are as individual as we are.  We may choose to use them immediately; we may put them to one side for later use.

All of which is great and helps when we come to write, but doesn’t necessarily start us writing.  Here I’m thinking of the people like me who write short things, not those who produce the 100,000 word epics, or who write multi-chaptered fics where each chapter is 5,000 words long.  The most I’ve ever written is 14,000.  I’ve triumphantly written two big bangs over 10,000 words, but generally I write ficlets or fics up to 5,000 words.

Which means I need inspiration much more often.  So I’ve come up with some suggestions for what helps me and therefore something amongst the list may help others.

Inspiration )
[identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com

How To Survive Co-Authoring
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair & [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666

We've written a number of fics together hence being asked to do the talk...

Why co-author?

  • Complimentary skills or expertise

  • Two minds potentially (not necessarily!) better than one…

  • Double the ideas (double the trouble…)

  • Halve the research and work

  • Easy to take different povs – writing as rpg

  • Immediate feedback

  • Learn from each other, develop new skills

  • Fun!

Things to consider

  • Do you really need to or want to co-author? Why?

  • With whom?

  • Will they be open to it?

  • Can you really work with this person?

  • Remember that best friends don’t necessarily make best co-authors…

  • Are your writing styles compatible?

  • Remember that the finished story should read like a single piece of work even with different povs

  • Both goal and process should be negotiated together

  • Agree on the story at least in broad terms

  • Agree on who writes what/who

  • Agree on how and when and how much re writing

  • Communicate, communicate, communicate…

  • Commercial co-authoring brings additional complications…

  • Rights, profits, costs, credit, legalities…

Example 1. Co-authored 'verse
Plotted together, discrete fics written separately


Example 2. co-authored fic
Alternating povs - under the cut for length and to spare those traumatised by SCD RPS of Bruno/Craig *g*

From notes... )

...to finished fic )

Useful links - I had a look around for advice out there and these were some of the better posts on the topic

Recs for co-authored fics... Sadly, I can't think of any of the top of my head although I KNOW I've read and loved some. Maybe you can help?


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