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Rarely Written Dear Author 2015

Feb. 16th, 2015 | 03:17 pm

Hello, and welcome to Rarely Written 2015! I've got a few things to say about general writing tips, and a much longer list of nitpicks:

General Pluses:
-Genfic. Romance is a wonderful thing, and I'm a hardcore shipper, but it's only one part of the human experience.
-Emotional strength. Physical strength is okay, but I like to read about people who find their own strength inside.
-Warrior Women. I know I said it was just okay a sentence ago, but I love a good warrior princess.

General Minuses:
-Rape, especially as character development or punishment. If you can handle the subject, fine, but if you're going to include it make sure it's absolutely necessary.
-Incest. It is not best (unless we're talking about the Winchesters or the Lannisters).
-Romanticizing abuse. Don't be Stephanie Meyer, m'kay?
-Controlling behavior. See above.
-Emotional abuse. See above.
-High school AU. I have never understood the appeal of taking a vivid, dynamic fandom like Game of Thrones or Fire Emblem and setting it in a modern high school where the characters experience nothing but standard relationship drama. There are dozens of fandoms like that already. Someone go start a war.
-Present tense narration. I can't explain why, but I absolutely hate present tense. I prefer past tense. 

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Three Fandoms

Feb. 20th, 2012 | 06:02 pm

Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions: 

Got roped into this by zelda_queen! :D

Which three? Wait and see! Collapse )

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Dear Author...

Jan. 30th, 2012 | 11:27 pm

Hello, and welcome to the Rare Women Ficathon! I'm glad you got matched to one of my fandoms! I don't want to bore you or bog you down with a bunch of rules and restrictions, so I'm just going to start listing a few things:

-Genfic is best, IMHO. Not to say that romance isn't exciting, but it's more satisfying for me to see a character with multiple things going on, multiple viewpoints. It makes the character stronger as a whole, and the story is stronger because of it. The important thing, for me, is that my women kick all kinds of ass. If they do that while wooing the affections of a handsome stranger, all the better. Bonus points for exploring the other kinds of love too; friendly, familial, etc. 

-Sexuality isn't a dealbreaker for me, but most other kinds of kinks are. How's that saying go? 'Your kink is not my kink but your kink is okay, but it's still not my kink'? I say this because I, personally, wouldn't get enjoyment out of a fic where Ellen Harvelle realizes that she's attracted to her daughter. Of course, stellar writing can save anything, so if you really feel the need to put it in, treat the issue with the respect and dignity it deserves (whatever it is). :)

Other than that, I think you're good to go. Good luck writing! :)

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Oct. 31st, 2011 | 12:16 am

Peter Chimaera book of hsitorical faFfiction1
Illyrias: Oh dear god. 

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