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August 14th, 2011

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09:18 pm - 30 Days of Fan Fiction Meme, Day Eighteen
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

That's the single most unanswerable question for any writer, IMHO.

But I'll give it a shot.

Most of my fanfiction bunnies come straight out of canon. Even if it's not a missing scene or episode tag, normally my fic ideas sprout out of some unexplored moment, line of dialogue, silent look between characters, or a missed opportunity. (Respite; LOYALTY; The Nameless Seeker; Breathe For Me)

The others come out of something in my own heart, something I long to express. When something from one of my canon sources triggers that, a story is born. (The Longest Road; Statistical Ghosts)

A very few are what I call "meta fics." That's when I use a fic to explore something I've come to understand about a character or relationship in the source; when I write a fic rather than an essay. (Phantom Intelligence; Sua Sponte)

19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

29 – What is your current project or projects?

30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

(2 lit candles | Light a candle)


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Date:August 15th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
I wish I had as m,uch idea where they came from as you do, maybe I could go looking... :)
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Date:August 16th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Heh. The above only applies to fan fiction (and sometimes not then); original plot bunnies come apparently of their own accord, often in a willfully inconvenient moment (during church services for example), and give no answer as to whence they were born.

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