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9. [personal profile] china_shop asks: Thoughts about writing original fic vs writing fanfic, whether it's different processes, different feelings (or the same process, and the same feelings), or whatever.

My writerly self-image is of a person who is bad at plot and conflict, good at smoothly flowing sentences, and better than decent at characterization.

But characterization in fanfiction is completely different from characterization in original fiction.

Once I've got a character who's fully real in my head, I can do the same thing I do when writing fanfiction: say, "This person refuses to say those words, and insists on saying these other words instead." But it's difficult to get there. Many of my characters come out flat; others refuse to coalesce, but remain a collection of traits that don't come together to form a real person.




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Date: 12/11/16 04:20 am (UTC)
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
I related to this so much (and am greatly enjoying your other daily posts, too). Thanks! :-)

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Date: 12/16/16 03:07 am (UTC)
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
I don't know! It's been pretty quiet since the election -- I think everyone's feeling a bit battered and/or drawn to other platforms for more social justice type stuff? But that's just a feeling, not based on anything. (Plus, I guess people are frantically working on their Yuletide fics...)

*clings*

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