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homsantoft:

I swear to you, for my next trick I’m going to write a ficlet in which no-one says anything at all and you’re all just going to have to deal with it.

That sounds fantastic. Do it!

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"Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read."

Raymond Carver

(or what you should be able to tell your boss instead of calling in sick)

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stormew said: H, T, AL

T. Describe your perfect writing conditions. Ahaha, I don’t think perfect writing conditions exist.  I tend to go for stretches of time without writing anything, so any condition in which I manage to work up the courage to write something, even if it might turn out super crappy, is kind of a miracle.  Other than that, I think writing with someone is really helpful.  I used to meet up with a friend every couple of weeks and spend an hour or two free-writing, then sharing stuff.  I have fond memories of sitting in the living room in Sweden typing away with Liz.  Writing with someone else helps me get moving. 

AL. Talk about a review that made your day.  I received a lot of really nice comments for Going Concern, one of which was over 800 words long and couldn’t fit in the LJ comment box.  It really alleviated some of my fears, because I wasn’t sure whether anyone would want to read that fic or even get what it was meant to be about.  I think she said it made her cry, which was really satisfying because it made me cry when I wrote it.  But yeah.  Pretty much any review would make my day, though, because it means someone’s read a thing I wrote and cared enough to say something, and that’s pretty great.  

H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it. I’m actually proud of this whole fic, because I think it has one of the hottest sex scenes I’ve ever written.  But this snippet of conversation in particular was something that felt like it might happen, that really helped me get into the groove of writing Snape, whose POV I had never written prior to this fic.  I like Snape here, half avoidance and half challenge, just wanting to get out of a confusing situation.  

"Tea?" he asks, at a loss for anything else to say. Or so he thinks, until the rebellious stray thought slips out, much too fast for him to catch, and a sneer quickly follows: "Or are you here for a shag?"

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homsantoft said: G, M, W

M. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across? It’s not exactly advice from one particularly person, but you always hear that you should read a lot of things if you want to be a writer.  It’s not that one wants to copy someone else’s style or plot or anything, but the act of reading makes me want to be creative, makes me appreciate the flow and melody of writing, the way language can be played with, the way words can convey things you wouldn’t think could ever be conveyed.  So I think that’s pretty good all-around advice XD

W. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why? I can’t quite decide between Shift and Souvenirs and Coffee Shops.  Both were written for exchanges and seemed really rushed to me, one way or another.  I’d probably slow things down a little and expand on things.  Though I guess maybe if I were to re-write something it’d have to be Shift.  I think it’s actually a more complete story than Souvenirs, which had a super abrupt ending, but there were a lot of things I’d wanted to write that never made it, like Yanagi’s entire backstory, which was only hinted at, and Yukimura’s being involved in Niou’s capture, and the aftermath of the escape.  Lots of things I wished I’d been able to share. 

G. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.

I wrote Nightbreak as a pinch hit for a Snarry exchange and didn’t have any expectations of it.  It was just supposed to be a short, fun thing without much substance, so I’m really proud that it managed to be an actual story.  Going Concern, the other fic I wrote for that fest, is definitely the one that had the most impact on me emotionally, but Nightbreak is probably second place.  It makes me angst just thinking about it, and I guess I like that.  XD  

Potter does come to find him, long after the sun has set and the room, unlit by candles, is immersed in darkness. Potter always seeks him out in the dark, and who can blame him? Severus can hardly stand the look of himself in the mirror, these days.

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I started thinking about House/Wilson and now I still can’t sleep and have all sorts of feelings.

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stormew:

From elseweb, a writing meme. (Since I’ve had new peeps follow me recently, this is me on AO3).

A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
B. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
C. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
D. How many fic…

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lizdejager:

Can’t stop laughing.

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beastlysmut:

fuck did you think was gonna happen?

No joke, I’m laughing at this so hard my cat is worried about me.

Cats also go after moving dangly bits.  Just in case you felt the cat jump up on the bed behind you while in the middle of something.  That can put a quick and definite end to the evening’s festivities.
…admittedly, Bast really didn’t like that boyfriend, and may have been looking for revenge for the first morning Bast jumped up on the bed and then over me to his usual morning-snuggle spot, only to land on Boyfriend’s nuts.  I think he held the howling that followed against the poor guy, or possibly against his nuts in particular.


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branch-and-root:

jkthinkythoughts:

beastlysmut:

fuck did you think was gonna happen?

No joke, I’m laughing at this so hard my cat is worried about me.

Cats also go after moving dangly bits.  Just in case you felt the cat jump up on the bed behind you while in the middle of something.  That can put a quick and definite end to the evening’s festivities.

…admittedly, Bast really didn’t like that boyfriend, and may have been looking for revenge for the first morning Bast jumped up on the bed and then over me to his usual morning-snuggle spot, only to land on Boyfriend’s nuts.  I think he held the howling that followed against the poor guy, or possibly against his nuts in particular.

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knister:

laughs bc do you honestly think all of these people are going to listen to Captain Atobe without question

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