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15 January 2014 @ 03:54 pm
Ask Me About My Writing Meme  
Ganked from nearly everyone, because all the cool kids are doing it.

The questions below are just suggestions. Ask me anything about my writing, including about my process (ha)! Alternatively, you can ask:

1) What I was thinking at the time I wrote a story, or a question about my writing as a whole. The question can be about anything, including my two lowly WIPs.

(WIPs are the very recent Of Christmases Past, Present and Future, which might be done or might not be and Tales from Gotham which is only just begun.)

2) Pick a character/pairing I've written and I will explain the top five ideas, concepts, etc. I try to keep in mind while writing that character/pairing.

3) Quote a few lines from something I've written and I'll comment on them.

4) Best place to find my works is here, you can ask me about any of them. Pick one, and I'll tell you three things I currently like about the story, or three things about it in general. This sticky on my home page lists everything but the three things I wrote for fandom_stocking which can be found on AO3.
angelita26: Neal Sleep Couchangelita26 on January 15th, 2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
Tell me about Of Christmases Past, Present and Future. I so hope you write more of it! :D
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on January 15th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
1. I sort of ganked it from winterstar, at least the whole coma bit. She wrote this great story Upon Waking that I beta'ed. It was actually an unconscious (haha, no pun intended) steal that I didn't realize until I was editing the whole fic and then went, oh you know... But the aspect that really took off for me which makes it very different from winterstar's fic was Peter's response to Neal's injury, his guilt and fear that Neal would never be whole again.

2. The Christmas Carol bit came from knowing that you are supposed to talk to people in a coma. How would Peter/El do that? Well, it's a Christmas fic right, so a Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, which then grew into that defining moment when Peter realizes that Neal is going to recover.

3. Coma patients aren't supposed to remember anything from when they were in the coma, which originally sort of vexed me, until I realized it didn't matter if Neal remembers anything later, I still wanted to communicate what the experience was for him somehow, which is how I came up with the sort of dream-like, Christmas related images and feelings he relates from his POV.

I'm not sure there's much left to say in this verse, but who knows.
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on January 15th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
If you could right anything, what would you write?


Why do you write fanfic?
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on January 15th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)

I've been working VERY slowly on a novel (still in outline and research stage) for a long time, about a character from Gnostic mythology, Sophia who falls from grace to our lowly plane of existence because of reasons and she ends up spending a few thousand years trying to find a way to redeem herself so she can return to the ethereal plane that was once her home. I would someday love to have the chops to actually get it down on paper, maybe even shop it to publishers.

I'm not sure why I write fanfic. I really didn't until WC and I lurked around here without a identity for almost a year before I got brave enough to participate and then start writing. I guess I've always written, I do have a finished novel, which I'll likely never do anything with, and this community was so warm and welcoming that I thought, why not, why not give myself a creative outlet and contribute.
Frith: Neal 1frith_in_thorns on January 16th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
What's your favourite fic idea that you haven't started writing yet?
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on January 16th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
Sort of depends on what you mean by haven't started writing yet.

But, I'm pretty excited about writing the prequel to At the Closing of the Year, the 1845 NYC historic AU I wrote for fandom_stocking. I never thought I would take to something so far outside of canon, but I had a ton of fun researching the into story and I'm looking forward to discovering how Peter, the upstanding copper star and Neal, the Irish rogue and burner meet and become friends.

I don't really have much in my head right now other than that story. I kind of focus on one thing at a time and I'm currently working on RevBB, so....