I'm still trying to figure out how to import Livejournal posts into here -- one of the LJ accounts isn't playing nice & isn't importing all the posts. I'm also going thru & correcting image links.
For those wondering
I'm trying to get my brain -- fogged by meds and hindered by severe health issues -- back into my writing. I'm also trying to deal with depression & anxiety & rising out of the fog of years of emotional abuse & bullying as I was growing up. This journal will be scattered, yet truthful … Continue reading For those wondering
So, a bit of background first. I'm the oldest of four: I have a brother who's roughly a year and half younger, and two sisters who are four & five years younger, respectively. Born & raised Catholic at the outskirts of a conservative midwestern town in Ohio, my parents were both baby-boomers, making me (technically) … Continue reading starting off.
So all my old posts from LJ were ex/imported just fine...but none of the comments. Ok. Still working on this. trying to figure out what I did wrong.
The Journey Begins
Pardon the Dust. Still learning the ins & outs of WordPress.
On Fanfic Writing: Earn Your M Rating!
Over on FanFiction.Net, the "M" rating section is for...<looks around furtively> <drops voice to whisper> S - E - X. Not just any sex -- the explicit, soft-core/hard-core (within limits) stuff that tends to get raised eyebrows, dropped jaws, and "what the FUCK what did I just read??" Yeah. THAT stuff. As we all know, … Continue reading On Fanfic Writing: Earn Your M Rating!
On Fanfic: The Purple Prose Descriptive Nuke
Description is the heart of all writing. To be able to describe a scene, a character, a setting so believably & vividly that your reader gets a clear mental image is something that sounds easy, yet can be difficult to pull off. Yet there is one simple trick to making your descriptions pop: "KISS" -- … Continue reading On Fanfic: The Purple Prose Descriptive Nuke
On Fanfic: Writing a Kickass Summary
One of the things I see over and over on Fanfiction.net is the writer complaining "I can't write good summaries plz read!" -- and worse, they put that line IN their summaries, which doesn't give a reader much confidence that the tale itself will be any good. Seriously, if you can't summarize your story, you're admitting that … Continue reading On Fanfic: Writing a Kickass Summary
While We’re on The Subject…
This goes for fanfic-writers, too. We write fanfic because a 'verse's characters speak to those parts within us that ARE them.A character isn't just the property of the writer. Once you loose it out there, S/he becomes a part of everyone.
On Fanfiction: the Mary Sue Counteroffensive, part 2
Last entry, I talked about Mary Sues & some general tips for keeping them in control: research, fallibility, consequences. Now it's time to talk about the other big things that annoy people the most about Mary Sues: Relationships.Last time, I talked about the main Big Red Flag for Mary Sue-ness: She Takes Over The 'Verse … Continue reading On Fanfiction: the Mary Sue Counteroffensive, part 2
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