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Ask me anything about my writing...

Ask me anything about my writing...


Stolen from foxxcub

Ask me one question - any one - about my writing, then post this in your LJ so others can ask you the same thing.

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quiet_rebel
Apr. 11th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
I know Sawyer is your favorite Lost character, so, how do you get into "character" when you write him in fic?
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
I guess I can hear him pretty well in my head, most of the time. If I get stuck, it helps to have music that seems "Sawyer-esque," to me - classic rock, country, angsty stuff. ;-)

I made a Sawyer playlist in my iTunes and I do listen to it sometimes when I write about him, if listening to, say, techno, would kill the inspiration.

My Sawyer playlist: http://www.livejournal.com/users/halfdutch/21321.html
eponine119
Apr. 11th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Where do your ideas come from, especially the ones for AUs?
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
Hee! Well, in the case of "Alter Ego," it just sprang into my head one night.

The Jack-is-a-priest fic "You Only Live Once" came about because of a line in "The Big Steal," where Jack thought he would have made a good priest. And ada_farrow commented that would be a good AU! So I decided to write it. I borrowed plot elements here and there from some of my favorite films.

The noir one basically came about because I love film noir so much and wanted to combine my favorite show with my favorite genre. Although I think maybe foxxcub came up with the idea first. We were both jonesing for "Sin City" to come out! We've actually both written *a lot* more on that fic, we just need the do the intermediate chapters first.
lukesaysno
Apr. 11th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
did you have problems when you first wrote slash or did it come easily?
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
Hee, it didn't come very easily! I wrote some fics that haven't seen the light of day and one that did but that I'm not very happy with. I only started reading the stuff about 4 months ago and writing ... well, 3 months ago, maybe?

You may remember I was writing some pre-slash J/S stuff and hesitating about whether to go any farther! Then I went full-out and wrote the extra kinky "Fair Warning." And kind of shocked myself! I think so many people do slash better than me but if I get a plot bunny, I'll go with it.

Oddly enough, I didn't write any het smut until "Creature Comfort," which was written after a lot of smutty slash! ;-)

I'm always inspired by other writers. If it weren't for LJ, I don't think I would have started writing slash!

(no subject) - emeraldswan - Apr. 11th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC) - Expand
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Why not! Hee. Well, my first Lost fanfic was about Kate and Sawyer. It was *always* about Sawyer for me, but who to hook him up with? ;-) I wrote some Sawyer/Shannon. And then Kate started annoying me and Jack started getting cuter and since he and Sawyer were my favorite characters ... it wasn't a big leap, especially since I'd been corrupted by the slash at that point. ;-)

I love that they're both so troubled (and hot!). I can't wait for them to bond more and realize how much they have in common. I love little moments like in WTCMB when they're on the same side. And I enjoy them jockeying for position too.

I just never liked Sayid as much as Jack. I do enjoy some S/S fics and had fun writing them as *almost* a couple in "Happy Birthday." But J/S just speaks to me more.

luckinfovely
Apr. 11th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
What draws you to writing angst?

(*does happy dance to see that you like some of the music I sent you* I almost didn't put Jem on there! I'm glad I did.)
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
Good question! I'm only going around calling myself "angst addict!" ;-D

Let me think... I guess I can get pretty angst-ridden myself. I chalk it up to my Teutonic heritage. *g* Seriously, sometimes it's kind of dark here in my head. You'll see when you get my "Dark Wave" mix, maybe! (Yes, I love Jem! So fun. Because we all need fun music too.)

And the angst love is part of my overall hurt/comfort addiction, I guess. Seeing someone in pain makes me want to help. Of course it's not that simple. Most things/people can't be fixed and it breaks my heart. In fic, in a good way. In real life, not so much. Particularly, like in Jack's case where he's trying to contain it and it breaks through anyway. (Ada F., I think I'm quoting you!) AUGH. Hurts so good.

Maybe it's also why I like opera. It's like *bathing* in heightened emotion. Oh, the tragedy! So I guess I'm an emo addict too. I like a good, cathartic cry now and then.

foxxcub
Apr. 11th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
How did I miss this?...

What's your favorite fic so far that you've written and why?
halfdutch
Apr. 11th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
(Yay for man giggle icon!)

Good question! I think it's still "Numb," the big ol' tearjerker! Truly proving myself as an angst addict. I was pleased with the way that turned out and I made myself cry buckets. With almost everything else, there's usually something I'd like to go back and change.

For slash, it's gotta be "Fair Warning." I think I should do more PWP and less of this really long, massively plotted stuff. I spend most of my time maneuvering everyone into position! Whew! I'm tired. ;-D


foxxcub
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Aww, yay for "Fair Warning"! I'd pick that and "Creature Comfort" ;DI think I should do more PWP
foxxcub
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
I think I should do more PWP

Um, yes, please ^____^
halfdutch
Apr. 14th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Psst, see my new fic. ;-D Of course, it's still hella long, sigh!
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