But! I just wrote my first--and ideally, only--Cars fic, and I feel like this is a great opportunity to let loose and talk shop and iron out for myself how I think about writing fic, and what I enjoy about writing fic. It's a great opportunity because I don't really see any of you up and joining Cars fandom anytime soon; and by virtue of this, talking about my Cars fic doesn't feel uncomfortably like an ad to me.
But it's not completely balls-to-the-walls irrelevant to this journal, because these foci are applicable to how I approach writing for SPN, too. So win/win!
1. Speaking to the canon.
2. Finding your characters.
3. Integrating new information, and
4. Indulging in detail.
5. Chasing the spirit of the original.