1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why. 2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females? 3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)? 4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters! 5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them? 6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper? 7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters? 8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read? 9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them. 10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts! 11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite? 12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share? 13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not? 14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us? 15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not! 16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? ;) 17. Favorite protagonist and why! 18. Favorite antagonist and why! 19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why! 20. What are your favorite character interactions to write? 21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them? 22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you've never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not. 23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)? 24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone? 25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them. 26. Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him! 27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters. 28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones. 29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters? 30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
In my current period as a fanfic writer there are two "verses" I work in that have brought me the most pleasure.
In both cases, I think I've done some of my best writing, mostly out of pure love for the characters, while using what know of "canon" to create my own worlds and fanon and expansion of the characters. For Jools, it's especially Jools/Danny trilogy, where I had Jools being one of the most manipulative bastards under the sun. I was so IN LOVE and LUST with Jools when I wrote them, and to this day TMI AHEAD, he still features heavily in my fantasies, exactly as I have him in the fics...and moreso.
For Hugh and Bobby, I think I took the bits and bobs of "reality" that the boys gave us in their tv and print interviews and wove a whole saga of love and sex and cheating and angst. (Sometimes I'm tempted to scratch the serial numbers off and try to make a real novel out of it, but I don't see how you de-Fry Stephen enough to create even an iota of doubt as to who I mean and then the rest of the charade falls apart.)
Writing Hugh and Bobby also brought me many of the people who are still my LJ friends, even though there was also the controversy that gave me my first mention on Fandom Wank. This way to the wank!
I still have no qualms, apologies or compunctions about writing RPS, and while I'm not tin-hatted enough to believe any of it happened, I think it reflects a reality that could have happened. I'm especially proud of my "Uma." I had so much fun making her the Ur House/Wilson shipper, especially when I felt the show was screwing up the ship and Uma was my medium for expressing that.
It should be noted that another reason I loved writing Jools and Hugh/Bobby so much, was my extremely close collaboration with beta_goddess. "My" Jools is very much a co-creation with her and if you cried at the end of "Hurricane," it might be because beta_goddess sent it back to me numerous times until I got the KEL (Killer Ending Line) exactly right.