Tags: yuletide

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yuletide stuff

Okay, so I will get to responding to comments and stuff, but for now here is my belated Yuletide post.

What I got:
"Place of Bones," by evagalli. 1,084 words. Watership Down, Fiver-centric. It's a lovely (if disturbing, but that's what I like) look into Fiver's mind during the events that took place at Cowslip's warren.

What I gave:
"Always," to palmedfire. 1,339 words. Robot Unicorn Attack origin story. The request was for tongue-in-cheek existential angst on the unicorn's part, which I did my best to fulfill. It's...well, it's Robot Unicorn Attack fanfiction. It was entertaining to write.

I am now pondering whether it's worth doing a fanfiction year in summary meme, like I did last year, or whether it would be a giant waste of my time. Or whether it would be a giant waste of my time and I'll do it anyway.
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writing meme thing!

Stolen from birdsarecalling:

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" What 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 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!

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 ____? And so on.

So there you have it! Okay, it's pretty tl;dr, so the short version is, "If you're curious about anything that went into the writing of one of my stories, ask me about it."

I am still so excited about my Yuletide assignment. I know what I'm going to write, basically, but I hesitate to start already because then I'll finish it weeks before it's due and I'll go crazy waiting.

Dear Yuletide author...

Signing up for Yuletide this year is complicated. But I'm going to do it, because I love exchanges. I'm even going to do a "Dear Yuletide author" letter this year. And since you're encouraged to link it from the signup form, I'm doing it now.

So hi, Yuletide author, if you choose to come here! I think I've provided most of the details in my prompts, but here are some things you might like to know when writing for me.

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And that's about it. Whether or not all the details helped, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!