Hm, can I say both? I like to start with canon and springboard from there, which ultimately turns into fanon. And I don't see how writing *can't* change the way you view the source material. It's not just learning to appreciate episodes or characters you might not have normally liked or cared for. It's about giving characters a deeper analysis in an attempt to effectively portray motivations to make them more real in your story. When you go back and rewatch, that new thinking shades how you're watching. And it's not just writing it. Reading it does the same. How many of us have read a story that blew us away, maybe with a pairing you don't normally read or a character you've never really thought about it, then gone back and watched the show? That character (or characters) seem different. There's no getting around that.
14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a story?
16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the story? Also, if you do chaptered story, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your stories (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have bunnies ideas, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20 – Do you ever get bunnied inspired from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a story you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your story? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your story? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a story?
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your story?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite story you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!