faege: classic boys in a classic car (please don't save me)
This looks really interesting! I always love feedback on my fic and some concrit would be excellent.

my thread here
faege: classic boys in a classic car (all i've got)
Anyone have any tips on how to tackle editing the first draft of a long story? I'm supposed to go back to my Winter fic next month and I'm trying to get all the tips/help/resources I can so I don't make a complete wash of it. Help?

I'm lookin' at you, [livejournal.com profile] mimblexwimble, with that behemoth you call Ten Thousand Miles, and [livejournal.com profile] ancastar, you've written some hefty stuff--but anybody, please, jump right in. Now's the time to wax eloquent about your writing process and how you only drink tea and talk to your stuffed bear named Frolie on the full moon before editing. And who knows? After this I might join you.
faege: classic boys in a classic car (grin big)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] de_nugisPost the first sentence (or three) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

&&& )


Jan. 9th, 2012 11:27 am
faege: classic boys in a classic car (all i've got)
My winter fic was meant to be posted on the 6th. It is now the 9th, and I have only ~19,000 solid words that I don't absolutely cringe over. I'm almost to my midpoint. The new goal is to post it before the end of January and pray that you all will be gracious and enjoy the Christmas part of the fic as much as if the season was actually still with us. ::grimace::

Hang in there?
faege: classic boys in a classic car (grin big)
Ha ha, remember when my Winter story was 7,000 words? Ha ha ha!

45k and counting, folks. Yup.

Beta help?

Nov. 4th, 2011 05:29 pm
faege: classic boys in a classic car (please don't save me)
I am literally going crazy over my Christmas fic, trying to unravel knots about some character development. Would anyone be willing to hop on gtalk or even LJ message back and forth about different situations and how the guys would react to them? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
faege: classic boys in a classic car (awesomesauce)
So that Christmas fic  I told you about? Yeah, not gonna happen. I was trying to finish it but it kept getting bigger and bigger and then angels were swooping in and Dean was getting angry at Cas and Sam's poor toes kept getting frozen until I realized I had to map out an outline for it and then the outline kept morphing into bits of dialogue and I'd have to start again but finally I have reached A DECISION.

I'm not going to abandon it on the side of the road like an unwanted child (although that option did occur to me). It's one of those things you either have to shun or embrace fully and either choice can be disastrous. I'm nervous because I've never attempted something this big for fandom and the people who have and have done it well make me feel pitiful to the extreme, but, what the heck, I've got to try it sometime.

I'm going to write it and it's going to be centered  around Christmas, but it's going to have a much bigger scope than it did originally. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, but a slew of new ideas hit me the other day and I realized that the ending I had in mind was completely different (and much happier) than my original run-for-the-Kleenex ending which ironically saddened me so I'm figuring out a way to combine the two feels. Any advice as to how to combine those two different tones would be much appreciated.


tl;dr? My Christmas fic will be a year late. To make it come faster, how do you figure out what tone you want to write with? Give me fic examples. I love [livejournal.com profile] paxlux's stuff but I don't write that way (the closest I've come is with "Scarlet Strings"). Still, I want that kind of mood set for this story.

This post has been brought to you by too many thinky-thoughts, a crazy night out with friends, and an early morning tomorrow. I'm sure I will bitterly regret the inanity of all I say here in the morning.

Go there.

Jul. 12th, 2010 09:16 pm
faege: classic boys in a classic car (awesomesauce)
Teh link of awesome (from [livejournal.com profile] borgmama1of5), aka, a tool that analyzes your writing style.

Apparently, I blog like Chuck Palahniuk(yes, I had no idea who he is; and yes, my fangirly side is rather tickled that apparently I write like "Chuck" :P), I write Supernatural fanfic like Stephen King, and I write original fic like Jane Austen.

I am well pleased by this conglomeration of people.
faege: classic boys in a classic car (grin big)
...I need some writerly skills practicing. Obviously, just by looking at that sentence.

Link me/insert an icon or screencap from Supernatural. I write a drabble (something I have never done before). We all win.


Jun. 10th, 2010 10:18 am
faege: classic boys in a classic car (awesomesauce)
Some people...

I just got a review on FF.net on an old story in a different fandom telling me I messed up some of the details. (I will make no comment about their grammar and punctuation. I will only say that I did not know that there were such things as "lizerds.")

I then got another review from the same person saying that their last review was wrong, oops, sorry.

Readers on LJ.... *hugs* Thank God you have brains. And correct grammar. And spelling.
faege: classic boys in a classic car (Default)
I just got back from a weekend in Arizona to visit family. The drive was about 7 hours, very little to see besides tumbleweeds, cacti, the blazing sun, and red rock. Naturally, I'm thinking of Sam and Dean trekking across the desert with no A/C in the Impala, but that's beside the point.

The point is that I am now hung up on wing!fic. Involving Sam, specifically.

I resisted for about 5 minutes before deciding that I would write Sam with wings living in Arizona with Dean, possibly bringing in some of the Native American lore. Of course hunters want to kill him for being an abomination and there is danger and peril and Sam flying high above everything in the big blue yonder.

Now I have a question for you: is this horrendous?

Also, when should this be set? It's AU--I have no idea what I'm doing. Some weird in-the-future thing? Pick up where S5 left off? Skip Stanford, make Sam and Dean go to Arizona instead (so they're set S1)?


May. 17th, 2010 06:50 pm
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Show has killed me dead. I want to write for it, but I'm too overwhelmed by it. 'Sides, I'm in a wedding on Saturday and the bride's pretty much flipping her lid right now. Maybe a week will be enough for me to go home and I can write fic then? Just, right now I can't even write for past episodes either--it's the weirdest thing. I think it's 'cause I'm not seeing Sam in the same way. I mean, Season 1 Sam? HECK of a lot different than Sam in Swan Song (and I don't just mean the whole Samifer deal). I have to...figure him out now. He is a riddle wrapped inside an enigma wrapped inside a taco.

Watch doode25's video. Most amazing vid for 5.22 that I have seen yet. I've watched it at least every day since I saw the episode and it still gets me.

Will someone PUHLEASE make a vid to Rob Thomas's "Ever the Same" for 5.22? I'M BEGGING YOU PEOPLE.


Apr. 6th, 2010 03:16 pm
faege: classic boys in a classic car (all i've got)
Question: is it worth it to write Supernatural fanfic about past seasons? I mean, specifically for episodes. I'm working on something inspired by 3.07, and I'm looking at it on the heels of 5.16 and thinking that no one's going to want to read it because it's "outdated."

Is this true, or does fandom read new stuff about old episodes? I've never written fanfic for a TV series before Supernatural, so I'm not sure how it works. Do you guys ever get inspired by old episodes?
faege: classic boys in a classic car (google)
Okay, I'm looking for inspiration. Lots and lots of it. And I'm a visual learner.

Anyone have suggestions on where to get inspiration for writing, particularly through pictures? I'm thinking "Lord of the Rings" type setting (but not New Zealand specifically). Weapons are good too (the bow and arrow kind or spiffy swords). Lay it on me.

eta: Heck, I'll even take cropped pictures. See the icon? *points* That sort of thing--lighting, cropping--gets the creative juices flowing for me.
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