Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Fic meme, Day Fifteen

Day 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?

I'll be honest. I hate warnings. When you buy a book, they usually don't come with a list of warnings on the back, so it has always felt indulgent and overly PC to see warnings on fics. I understand about triggers (trust me, I have my own), but those can vary so much from person to person that it's impossible to predict how somebody might react to a story. Plus, in the fic world, if you're *really* worried about a trigger, all you have to do is ask the author. Fic authors are much more accessible than a lot of professional authors (though in this electronic age, that disparity is dissolving). Or, ask other readers. Given my druthers, I'd eliminate warnings entirely. (I'm also really annoyed/frustrated with a growing faction within the e-romance community that wants warnings on books for things they don't like to read, like any sort of het contact in an m/m book, or slash content in a het story, but that's another rant, lol.)

However, I know it's expected, and I'll do what I can to accommodate it. I do it most often with NC17 ratings, since the purpose for those can vary widely. So I'll try to say if it's for violence or sex that's beyond vanilla. I've also done a warning for a kind of noncon scene before, as well as the hint of miscarriage or actual character death. I don't warn for strange stuff. I don't think I'm that sort of writer, to be honest, though I also didn't go back through all my fics to see if there was something I might have forgotten.

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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!
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