November 20th, 2010

peter's sassy research

Birthday and other stuff! And a meme.

♠ Stolen from EVERYWHAR:

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you questions).

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.

♠ Thank you thank you thank you, all you lovely peeps who delivered birthday wishes via LJ or email or twitter! <3333333333333 It made me feel less old No, it was sweet and awesome and reminded me why I love fandom so much: it introduced me to all you guys, and makes me feel ridiculously loved. Thank you.

♠ Quick fic recommendations: Nix, a remix of my fic, Mating Season. I was so nervous about putting my fics up to be remixed, but reading that made the whole thing totally worth it.

A Troubled Masseur by paceus, which, um, guh? Read A Massage Master first if you haven't. You won't be sorry.

♠ First I meant to write a birthday fic for myself to post today, then I gave up and decided to finish Code 483, then I gave up entirely and watched old concert videos. But there'll be birthday fic at some point, and possible 483 this weekend!

♠ My icon. Just look at it. FOREVER. ♥_♥