Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Fic meme, Day Seventeen

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?

Easy, no, but for my longer stories, I love the search for coming up with the perfect title. I play with the thesaurus, I do google searches when I hit upon a phrase I like, I merge and twist words until I find a combination that sings to me. Oddly enough, I rarely do this with short stories. I'm not sure why. Sometimes, the title comes before the idea. "Rhapsody in Oil" was that way, as was "Beg the Liquid Red." But 9 times out of 10, I can't even start a story without having the title first.

For my longer Buffy fics, too, titling the chapters always happened before I wrote a word. I found a theme and ran with it. Big band song titles, Sting lyrics, lines from Keats...I've used a wide variety. Probably the only reason I don't do that anymore is because of the time involved. I don't have it in abundance any longer, and would much rather just get to writing than spend a week just doing titling. No, I'm not kidding about how long it took me. I did go back to doing that on the story I was going to write for the Merlin bigbang, but when Haven ran away with me, that got shelved anyway. I don't know if I'll get back to it or not. titles/titling. Love titled chapters. I might bitch and moan about not being able to title something, but deep down, once I've hit upon the perfect one, I love it all.

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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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