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([personal profile] naodrith Mar. 1st, 2010 04:37 am)
Borrowed with love from [ profile] awritersfantasy: the 30-day writing meme.

30 day writing meme.

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share?
13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? ;)
17. Favorite protagonist and why!
18. Favorite antagonist and why!
19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!
20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you've never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
26. Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!
27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.

There have been many projects, but oddly enough, the one which is my favourite is the one I have zero chance of ever getting published. SHAworld, as many of you know, is basically our world except with monsters and some people have superpowers; as planned it consists of forty books (SHUT UP) following the first twenty years of the Superhuman Agency, a secret government agency devoted to keeping all things supernatural from coming to light.

SHAworld has been in my head since I was fifteen, and I think it always will be. I have come to know the characters and the alternate universe they inhabit like the back of my hand, and frankly, I adore them and all their issues and problems and exciting action sequences. I love how SHAworld can be anything I want it to be; since there's no way this thing is ever actually getting out into the world, because of its sheer length and scope, there's no pressure to do anything with it beyond what the story itself calls for. And what it calls for is awesome.

Of course, getting the words out of my head and onto paper is another story entirely, and I wish that I could because I want to share them with many people. But for now, I am content to just have them in my head.


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