lily_winterwood: (bsg: nanowrimo)
First, my NaNo icon for November. I love it. *points*

Are you a "pantser" or a "plotter"?
A little bit of both. I need to get down and start writing before my mind starts taking me into plotting mode. It usually depends on the characters and the plot - if I've got something complex in mind, I'll have to plan it out. Otherwise, it's just where my fingers take me.
Detailed character sketches or "their character will be revealed to me as I write"?
Depends on the character. Most I map out in my mind, but I usually don't remember it until I start writing. There are a few characters that just get revealed to me, but those are rare.
Do you know your characters' goals, motivations and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?
I know their conflicts, not their goals or what makes them tick. The latter only get revealed as I go.
Books on plotting -- useful or harmful?
Neutral. I don't like using charts, but I do like the pointers. Now, if the book was about plots to take over the world... ;]
Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?
Both. More procrastination than not, though. Itches come, but I only act on it if I don't want to play in Photoshop.
Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?
Depends. In November it's the latter. Elsewhere it's the former.
Are you a morning or afternoon writer?
Night owl writer.
Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?
Music. Preferably music with the same mood that I'm trying to convey.
Computer or longhand? (or typewriter?)
Computer. I type faster than I write and when I write hurriedly the letters are loopy and messed up.
Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One?
Depends on the story. Sometimes I know the ending; other times I just keep my mind open and let the plot run.
Does what's selling in the market influence how and what you write?
Vampire romances? No. Although them vamps are a very interesting topic to muse and drabble around with. I'm thinking of doing a vampire story for NaNo. (or a past lives one) 
Editing -- love it or hate it?
LOVE IT LIKE WOAH. Editing owns my soul because I love to snark at my own handiwork (and others' too).
lily_winterwood: (battlestar twilightica bsg)

Here are ten (general) fandom pet peeves of mine.
  1. Vampires popping up in stories they should stay away from. Not just those sparkly guys from Twilight, but ALL types of vampires infiltrating ALL fandoms. Seriously? Was it necessary to make Laura fall in love with Edward frakking Cullen?
  2. Mary Sues. Evilest of all evil character types. I hate it when a character can be pretty and smart and talented and OMGSPESHUL at the same time. I hate it when a character gets his/her way for no reason whatsoever. Especially when the whole story is just said character getting their way after way after way. There's no plot.
  3. DOM/sub relationship dynamics in a fic using a pairing with an equal sharing of power. The characters are most likely Out of Character. I especially hate Wimp!Laura and Evil!Bill. Where in all of BSG did you see Laura being a sniveling weakling? That's Gaius Baltar's schtick, kay? So stop frakking with Laura and Bill's characters like that.
  4. Smushed ship names. There are some that I can stand/like, but on the whole, NO NO NO. "Adamalin" sounds like a drug. "Rodama" sounds like a fantasy character. "Adoslin" sounds like Hitler gone wrong (or at least wronger than he already was). Nuff said? Nuff said.
  5. "R/R PLZ NO FLAMEZ!!11!!!" Oh, shut up, Suethor. There has never been a goodfic writer who put this in their summary. It detracts from the actual summary and is basically a shout-out to the crowd: "I SERIOUSLY SUCK AT WRITING BUT IF YOU READ THIS SHIT DON'T YOU DARE CALL ME AN ASSHAT OR I WILL SIC MY INTERNET LAWYERS ON YOU!1!!!!"
  6. Going with that train of thought - people who say they welcome constructive criticism but flip out at any criticism offered. Seriously? You just told us you want to make your story better but when we give you tips you consider that a blow to your already fragile ego? We're not trying to persecute you or anything; we're frakking trying to help.
  7. Crazy ubershippers who basically declare that their ship is Teh Holy and all other ships can go to hell. Gaius F. Baltar, I don't frakking care. I know that Adama/Roslin is cute and Canon and stuff, but that's not grounds to denounce Roslin/Baltar.
  8. Fics in the vein of "Celebrian", where the women are sexually degraded and molested and the guys all have freaking huge penises. Uh, no thank you. I'll go and read something that won't make me want to go after you and castrate you with my bare hands, kay?
  9. Thanksgiving/Fourth of July in England/Middle-earth/Narnia/Galactica. Even IF I do live in the US and I have a sense of patriotism, I think this is utterly ridiculous and Canon-shattering. The US is not everywhere and there are people who don't celebrate those holidays. (le gasp!)
  10. People taking one character and mushing it with another and calling the result an original character. Ever heard of Sonichu? No? Good. He's the brainchild of an autistic 25-year-old man-child who draws like he's in kindergarten and videotapes himself having sex with a blow-up doll and putting it on YouTube. Autism and all other disabilities do not waive asshattery. I've got flisters with bipolar disorder who write the best fics ever. Anyhow, back to the main peeve. Sonichu is a supposed Original Character and guess who the inspirations are? Sonic and Pikachu. Here, have a barf bag.

So there are some of my pet peeves. I know, I must be such an evil person who can't understand the meaning of free speech. Well, this is free speech, too.
lily_winterwood: (me and mrs. f heart)
i is wrting liek ths,, help me. argh. teh gramer, whar iz it?//11!/1?

[someone from [livejournal.com profile] the_ppcsics Grammer on Lily]

THANK YOU.

Anyways. The lack of grammar! It hurts our eyes, Precious! The corniness! AAAAAAAUGH I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M WRITING!!!

I need therapy. Now, please.



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Anyways, in happier news! I made some Cylon Rave icons for icedteainthebag. They're not brilliant, but I was bored.
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lily_winterwood: (Default)
This is what I am henceforth calling "The Laws of Fandom" because they happen so much.

The Laws of Fandom )(original post here.)
lily_winterwood: (kara/eowyn lotr&bsg)

THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME
It is what it is, people. It's your chance to yell at me about my fic behind an "anonymous" mask.


Be careful about your grammar and spelling, though. I'll be guessing who wrote what and sometimes that can narrow things down...

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