Kalliel (kalliel) wrote,

The Top 5 Things I Love About Writing Fan Fiction

I really love meta about fan fiction and process stuff, and what people's like, theories of fic writing are. And I love exploring my process and identifying for myself what I was thinking about for a fic, or what I found most interesting or rewarding about writing it. But I try not to do it that often because it's uh, pretty self-indulgent, and also it makes me feel like I'm trying to advertise the fic I'm talking about.

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!

The Top 5 Things I Love About Writing Fan Fiction

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.
Tags: fandom: misc., fandom: spn, hell on wheels, we don't have time for your blah blah bl, writing

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