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[personal profile] sibyllevance
Name: Sibylle
The Situation: I've never written anything fictional.
Goal: Write my first piece of fiction.

I posted something about my writing issues somewhere one day in a community dedicated to finding support for writing endeavours but I still feel the need to type this somewhere else especially since it didn't change much. I've read a lot of fanfictions since August 2009 and it's really something I enjoy. I adore reading published books as well. At this point, I just want to write something. I've never written anything fictional, it scares me, nothing feels right. I'm an English major, which somehow seems to puzzle people even more (not sure why, I analyze books, my work is exclusively non-fictional). I have several reasons for that: I want to get the ideas out of my head, I think they're actually worthy of being written, I want to be part of my fandoms more fully. I was told I should write and never edit just so I have something on the page. I did that, with positive results, so I want to continue doing that. My goals are the following:

- Finish my first fanfiction (the idea I developed focuses on Hermione from the Harry Potter fandom) by the end of the year, even if it's not to post it anywhere, I just want the idea out of my head already.
- Know precisely where I want to go for my piece of original fiction (not sure if it's going to be long or not, a short story, a novella, a novel, a series, who knows) by the end of the year. Unfortunately for me, it's historical fiction set in the 1920s, which means research and right now what I need is to write as I feel. We'll see. A rough outline at least isn't fictional, I can deal with that better.

I find talking about it to people I already know is actually very hard because it always comes with expectations, even if they have the best of intentions so here's hoping this community is the key :)
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[personal profile] miss_haitch
When I'm in the mood, deadlines are a good motivator. Of course, sometimes they can be nightmarish, but I'm going with motivating for now! My Ultimate Deadline is September, as that's when I'm going to be starting my teacher training and I'm going to have a lot less spare time.

What I want to do by then is:
--Complete the first edit of the novel-first-draft (colloquially known as the superpower story) I recently finished. It's currently lying around so I can distance myself from it enough to look at it with clear eyes.
--Aim to reach about halfway through the novel-first-draft I'm now working on (colloquially known as the deathworm story). That target gives me a lot of leeway for days when I'm too busy or just don't feel like writing.

I've never drafted while editing something else (or edited in a methodical way, really), so I'm feeling a little apprehensive for when I start. I think it's going to be a challenge switching between editing-mode and drafting-mode, so fingers crossed for that one...

I also want to write at least four short snippets for Three Weeks for Dreamwidth. I've done one so far for [community profile] stayintheroom, so I feel cautiously confident about that.

Do you folks have any editing tips -- or, conversely, tips for switching off your inner editor?
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[personal profile] sugar
Name: Kath
Writing journal: will be my regular journal, [personal profile] sugar. I tried the whole dedicated-journal thing, but it sort of killed my writing confidence, so I'm scrapping it.
Main fandoms: Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, CWRPS, Lost, Dollhouse, Gilmore Girls
Favourite characters/pairings: It changes all the time. The characters I find most interesting to read or write about are probably Whiskey from Dollhouse and Spike from Buffy. I am very fond of Emily Gilmore and Paris Geller. And Hurley from Lost and Lorne from Angel are my heroes.
Favourite writing tool: OpenOffice for fiction, CeltX for screenwriting. Both free :)

Working on About to work on:
- 3000+ word How I Met Your Mother slash fic for my still-unfilled [ profile] help_haiti request.
- Freaks and Geeks gen fic for [ profile] lgbtfest
- my postponed ScriptFrenzy script, which, as of now, stands only on the rickety premise of "Clerks in space".

I have been finding it very hard to write without the help of some sort of stringent structure (like drabbles) lately. Hopefully this comm will help me out with that, through sheer output and peer pressure! :)
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[personal profile] viklikesfic
This isn't a huge achievement, I know, but I've been completely blocked on writing fiction lately. I was having a kind of crisis of confidence about the quality of my writing, and when I tried to sit down and write something better, it just wouldn't happen. So then I got a general block on, and that was bad. But! I have written one thing on my to-do list. It was for the [community profile] random_fic_is_random alchemy fundraiser and it is here (pay attention to the warnings listed next to the rating). Onward, now, and having decided not to sign up for any of those big bangs I was waffling on it's off to some of my little bunnies and WIPs.
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[personal profile] cesy
Name: Cesy
Writing journal: (if you have one) None.
Main fandoms: Stargate SG-1, American Idol RPF, Garth Nix Old Kingdom, Mercedes Lackey Valdemar.
Favourite characters/pairings: Daniel Jackson, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, various OFCs.
Favourite writing tool: AO3 and Notepad. And Excel, to make pretty graphs of wordcount when the writing is not going well.

Working on: Currently struggling to get any words out at all. My main target at the moment is to get even some tiny ficlets written, and odd scenes from my longer works-in-progress.
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[personal profile] tassosss
Name: Tassos is the one I started with way back when.  Journaling, it turned into [personal profile] tassosss .  I go by both.
Writing journal: I don't have one separate from my regular journal, but all my stories are at the AOOO
Main fandoms: Um.  Many.  Farscape, Supernatural, Stargates, Buffy, Firefly, Star Trek XI, bunch of others.  LOTS of crossovers.
Favourite characters/pairings: This changes a lot and depends on what story I'm telling.
Favourite writing tool: Scrivener.  And pen, paper and a room with no windows.  Totally works.

Most difficult part of writing for me: Finishing when I'm stuck.  Once I lose momentum and more than a week goes by, the story ends up languishing and never getting finished.  And right now figuring out how to start a story.
Working on: I've got a Star Trek XI story due in a month, and Buffy auction fic many months over due that I'm close to finishing.  I have about five other long, non-deadlined stories going on.  One I'm actively working on, the other four are the dread stuck ones.  And I want to sign up for Star Trek Big Bang.  Yeah.
Looking for: Someplace to talk milestones, cheerleading (I'm a good cheerleader too!).  Someone to talk me down from being intimidated by how big and out of control a story gets.

Original:  I haven't written much beyond a NaNo that will never see the light of day, but I have a notebook on a shelf with scifi type ideas.

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[personal profile] the_wanlorn
Name: Erin/[personal profile] the_wanlorn
Writing journal: Uh, theoretically, it's [personal profile] i_dionysus. But I only use it sporadically, and only to post works, and it's definitely not a complete archive.
Main fandoms: In Plain Sight, Lost, Burn Notice, Leverage, Bones, New Avengers & Daredevil & Iron Fist, Dresden Files, Farscape
Favourite characters/pairings: It varies a lot. Going in the same order as the list, it's: Mary, Mary/Marshall; Benry, anything with Benry in it that does not involve Jack; Fi, Sam/Fi/Michael; Parker or Hardison depending on which way the wind's blowing that day, Parker/Hardison/Eliot; Bones, Bones/Booth/Sweets; Jessica Jones, Jessica/Luke/Danny/Matt; Murphy, I don't really have one; Aeryn, John/Aeryn. I am really bad at shipping pairings, instead of threesomes and moresomes.
Favourite writing tool: GoogleDocs owns my soul. :( It's so much easier to get people to beta fic when you don't have to remember to send it to them, and the back & forth that gets going between everyone while they're betaing is great.

Original fiction, wise:

Genres: Urban fantasy, overall, with a solid dose of horror and superheroes thrown in.
Types: Novels! If no one's every going to write the F/F/F paranormal romance I want to read, or urban fantasy about superheroes, I might as well do it myself.
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[personal profile] liberty_stewart
Alright I just finished writing a one shot crossover fic. It's femslash if anyone is wondering. The fandoms are the TV shows Criminal Minds (the person the story revolves around is my icon), The Inside, Gossip Girl, the movies Untraceable and Final Destination with some original characters thrown in. Now I need a person or two to beta it.

After that I'll be writing an epic crossover soon where the first story is a crossover of Mean Girls and two Canadian TV series called Higher Ground and Student Bodies.

Anyone interested?
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Name: [personal profile] miss_haitch or Hannah
Writing journal: See above!
Genres: Fantasy. I've dabbled with real-world fantasy, magical realism and SF, but right now what I like to write is good old second-world fantasy. I'm not sure how "epic" it is - it's people dealing with everyday problems in fantasy universes, but it's not gritty like George RR Martin.
Types: Novels. Sometimes I write little vignettes, too, but I'm not good enough at structuring to write short stories.
Favourite writing tool: Pen and paper. Yup, I'm old-fashioned. I write on paper and then type it up for editing.
Working on: Two projects, one adult fantasy and one YA fantasy. The adult one is tentatively called The Aviary, though informally I call it "the superpower story".

After a very strenuous week of typing and a LOT of backache, I have the first draft of the superpower story typed up! Phew, just in time for the weekend. Now I'm going to leave it to ferment and mature (like good wine or cheese!). I really enjoy editing, and I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into editing this one.

Anyway, hello all, and I hope you're all well and having fun!
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[personal profile] shanaqui
*tilts mod hat at a jaunty angle*

I've been trying to decide what, altogether, I'll do for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw. I've decided that one thing I'll do is pay for a month's paid time for two random users who post to this comm over the course of the three weeks (starting 26th April). I'll put the names of anyone who posts into the hat. The more you post, the more entries you get -- and you'll also get an entry if you do anything for anyone on the request pool. (Obviously, I won't enter my own name or [personal profile] auroraprimavera's.)

Any questions?
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Finished my [community profile] kinked rough draft and had it beta'd. Made a request here.

Now working on my Crime Fiction essay. It's going okay. How's everyone else doing?
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[personal profile] viklikesfic
I think [personal profile] shanaqui has the right idea with a timetable.

So I finished two things, the [community profile] kirk_spock 1,000 word exchange fic and the rough draft for [ profile] au_bigbang. Since it appears an artist hasn't claimed my fic, I'm not sure what further responsibilities I have for that one, but anyway, my priorities for now are:

April: Finish my book chapter and essay submission by the end of the month, then work on [ profile] help_haiti fic and [community profile] random_fic_is_random alchemy fundraiser thingy fic in Helens' "Shameless" verse.
May: Finish the [ profile] help_haiti if I haven't yet. Work on the [ profile] het_idcrack prompt, due May 31. See if I can't get some stuff done on Trek kink meme WIPs.
June: [community profile] kink_bingo!
July: Work on [ profile] vampirebigbang if I decide to sign up for it. Ditto [community profile] kinked.
August: Work on [ profile] startrekbigbang if I decide to sign up for it.

I could've sworn I said I wasn't going to do big bangs anymore. *watches WIPs flounder eternally*
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[personal profile] leradny
Name: Leradny
Main fandoms: Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XIII, Fire Emblem, Harry Potter
Favourite characters/pairings: Varies

Writing Journal: Goddaughter, Kindness From Strangers
Genres: General, Fantasy, Queer Fiction
Types: Novel, Short Stories
Favourite writing tool: Pen and paper, a computer to type it up
Working On: Goddaughter, a novel that mixes together everything I like about fantasy, from video games to manga to literature to movies/TV (though it's mostly Final Fantasy and Greek Mythology). Also Kindness From Strangers, a series of mostly unrelated short stories.

I would really like some constructive (bad AND good points) criticism on "Goddaughter".  KFS, I don't put as much effort into.  They're my sandbox for whatever ideas I can't fit into Goddaughter, and writing practice.  I'm good at critiquing and giving advice, so if you need a sounding board for any sort of writing at all--besides poetry, which I don't read or write--I will totally be one for you.
[personal profile] amethystfirefly
Is anyone else here a member of [community profile] page_a_day? What type of goals have you set? I'm probably going to aim for 500 words a day on stories, since I'm having Issues at the moment. Would anyone be interested in.. I don't know. PMing each other the daily writing as proof it's been done? Or maybe setting a "word wars" goal (like "do a 30 minute word war with XXX" goal"), where people can poke each other in IM or PM and do timed writing together?
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[personal profile] shanaqui
I completed three Big Bangs in the last month or two, but I still have four left: [community profile] kinked, [community profile] ladiesbigbang, [community profile] scifibigbang and [community profile] hardmode. They're all due at the same time, at the end of August. I also have four essays to write (1,600 words each) and an exam to sit in Anglo-Saxon, and consequently a shitload of translation work to do, not to mention research.

So. A timetable! My essays are due on the 10th and the 17th of May. Two on each date. I don't remember exactly which is which, so I might have to rearrange this...

[community profile] kinked: Get first draft done by 20th April.
Crime Fiction essay: Get first draft done by 25th April.
Women's Poetry essay: Get first draft done by 30th April.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight essay: Get first draft done by 5th May.
Myth & Saga essay: Get first draft done by 10th May.
[community profile] ladiesbigbang: Get first draft done by 15th June.
[community profile] hardmode: Get first draft done by 1st July.
[community profile] scifibigbang: Get first draft done by 15th August.

Obstacles: Anglo-Saxon exam, moving out of my flat, driving lessons, a summer job, my twenty-first birthday.

...Cheer me on? Ask questions about what I'm going to do, so I can enthuse at you and get myself enthusiastic? Poke me?
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[personal profile] teigh_corvus
Greetings all!

Name: T.
Writing journal: My LJ is my main journal - that's where my writing lives - but I'm trying to switch that over to here. The journal name's the same for both.
Main fandoms: Bandom [though I'm currently on the outs with it], Lost, Jossverse, U2 RPS, The Magnificent Seven, DC/Vertigo Comics; I dabble in Supernatural and Harry Potter

Original Fic:
Genres: I tend towards magical realism, with some horror and adventure thrown in.
Types: (e.g. novel, play, microfictions) Poetry is my default writing form. That goes for both fandom and original work. I do write prose, and am in the process of charting out a novel.

Favourite writing tool: Write or Die, definitely. Though I signed up for 750 words because of the comments here, and it seems to be working very well.

I'm currently doing napowrimo - which means I'm writing a poem a day. It would be very helpful if people asked about that and rustled some pom poms every once and awhile.

I *love* to cheerlead for others, so if you need that sort of thing, give me a yell.

Hi, I'm new

Apr. 5th, 2010 09:05 pm
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[personal profile] liberty_stewart
Writing journal: [personal profile] liberty_stewart 

Main fandoms: Tons. Enjoy a lot of things. Currently writing Criminal Minds fics with some crossovers, but that will change soon.

Favourite characters/pairings: I don't pick favourites though I guess at the moment I like these two Canadian actress that I keep on pairing them up. You'll know who it is if you click on my journal.

Working on: A one shot Criminal Minds crossover. Once that's done, an epic crossover fic for me.

Looking for: Beta readers mainly.  I already have one person for the one shot fic, but no one yet for the epic crossover. Plus it never hurts to have a second opinion. I'm pretty certain most people are going to want to beta just one story arc as oppose to the whole fic. Also I'm new on DW in general, so might still need help on what communities to post these stories at. 
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[personal profile] shanaqui
You remember this post? Where I said I was taking my best friend on holiday on the 6th, and aimed to finish my [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic today?

Finished, titled, beta'd, and ready to turn in. Still a rough draft, but I'll only need to look it over once or twice more.

Made a request, here, for something Merlin-ish. Hope to see more activity (requests and replies) on the request pool soon...
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[personal profile] majoline

Hello everybody!  I found this pimped and decided to join up, as I don't always succeed at finishing things and I need all the help I can get.  I was not in the best of health for a while, and now with access to the internet and awakeness, I have decided to start small and work my way back up to accomplishing things! 

Writing journal: (if you have one):  I live at  [personal profile] majoline
Main fandoms:  I read Harry Potter, Jeeves and Wooster, SGA, (sometimes NCIS, Smallville, Supernatural)
*****But my current obsession that I am actively involved in is:  Star Trek: TOS/Reboot 
Favourite characters/pairings:  Don't really have favorite pairings provided you can sell me on the characters interacting.
Favourite writing tool:  Word Perfect, but I'll take Open Office cause it's free!
Working on:  Podficcing lots of stuff! I need to get a move on and actually start posting. Mainly Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit and my Gaila list for [community profile] ladiesbigbang 


Writing journal:  Same journal
Genres:  autobiographical
Types: (e.g. novel, play, microfictions):  Poetry
Favourite writing tool:  same as above
Working on:  [community profile] napowrimo
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[personal profile] auroraprimavera
This is a gathered list of all nifty links & writing/productivity tools that have either been mentioned here in the comm or I have found.

Challenge & Prompt Claim Communities

Useful Links

Writing/Productivity Tools

You can of course comment here and I'll add to the list - or if you feel the need to share RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE OMG SO COOL, feel free to make a post using the #useful links & content: tools tags. I'll check them once a week and update the list if anything else has been added.

Go forth and be prosperous!