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*coughs* Pardon the early hour (where I am, anyway). Did not want to miss Day 27 entirely! What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question of the day: When you sit down to type, do you have a preference for the type of keyboard you have to use?

Date: 2017-07-28 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brithistorian
I'm getting back into writing fanfic after several years away, so I've been doing a lot of thinking and planning - coming up with the story idea and starting it has always been the hardest part for me.

To try to gather some ideas, I've been collecting bingo cards and using them for inspiration - I've got cards for tic_tac_woe and trope_bingo and I just requested a card for genprompt_bingo.

A big problem I have - and maybe some of you can relate to this and know some ways around it - is a sort of imposter syndrome: No matter how much I love a book/movie/whatever and no matter how much time I've spent reading/watching it, I always feel like I don't know enough about it to competently write a fic in it. So far I've written a total of 11 stories, of which 10-1/2 are Firefly, which I feel able to write because there's so little to learn about it (especially since I base my fics on just the TV show and almost totally ignore the movie and comics). The other fandoms I've been thinking of writing in are either things I've loved for a long time (Star Trek, Harry Potter) or things I've watched recently because so many people have recommended them to me (BTvS, Angel, Leverage). Except Leverage (which presents its own problems), there's just so much to learn about these universes that I never feel like I know enough to start writing. Have any of you ever felt that way? If so, how did you get over/around it?

Date: 2017-07-28 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilly_c
Thinking and preparing for editing. I need to find a decent stopping point for a chapter of a wip that got much longer than expected.

I usually just have my laptop to work on, I tried my tablet but touchscreen are horrible for typing. I do have some accessible keyboards but I find them too fiddly to bother with.


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