If you are emotionally tortured by any author’s work please notify that author because I promise that is 90273% of the reason we write and it is the highest praise we can get
NO NO NO NO NO
The last time someone did this to me, I stopped writing for six months. KNOW YOUR AUTHORS. This isn’t true for everyone.
Put a number in my askbox and I’ll tell you my thoughts on the trope you’ve asked me about and if I’ve written it myself, or if I ever would
- Huddling together for warmth
- Shag or die
- Undercover in a gay bar
- Pretending to be married
- First time together
- Forced to share a bed/fake relationship
- Mind control
- Mistakenly assumed to be gay
- Let’s play truth or dare
- Mary Sue fic
- Curtain fic
- Apocalypse fic
- Someone has a baby
- Telepathic soulbonding
- Circus AU
- Language barrier
- Historical AU
I was tempted to do this meme, but looking over the list, I wouldn’t have much to say about each one beyond “Hell yes I love this trope” and “I’ve written this trope, I just never finished or posted the fic.” :P
This is a little strange and maybe not necessary, but if anybody working on a fic or anything has questions, you can ask me. I’m an incomplete paraplegic, and between the bulletproof suit and his balancing between Storm and Nightcrawler at the end of X2, I have reason to think Charles is too.
Questions can be private or public, and of course every spinal injury is different, etc., but if you want to write a story where Charles is disabled and you just don’t feel confident about it, I might be able to help.
Re this post, the pertinent bit:
If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. … Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.
So true. I had an idea for a novel which featured werewolves and vampires, and I was pretty fired up about some of the ideas I had. But then I looked at the paranormal romance boom and thought, eh, by the time I wrote it and potentially got it in front of someone, that stuff would be played out. “In a year or two,” I thought, “everyone will be sick of paranormal romance and especially vampires.”
That was in 2004.
(I’ll save you the Googling: Twilight came out in 2005.)
I know at New Year’s we’re supposed to look forward and all, but it’s also a time for looking back. And while it’s a time for change, it’s also a time of avoiding that change by burritoing and procrastinating. So if you ask me about something I’ve written, I’ll write a timestamp or tell you a bit more about it.AO3 Fic | Tumblr ficbits | Bunnies | Ask