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Writing meme

Ganked from lost_spook, because I love memes!

Here is my fic list on AO3. Please select one and I will answer the following questions about it. If you don't want to select a specific story, give me a number from 1 to 56 inclusive and I will use that to select the story.

  1. What inspired you to write the fic this way?
  2. What scene did you first put down?
  3. What’s your favorite line of narration?
  4. What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
  5. What part was hardest to write?
  6. What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
  7. Where did the title come from?
  8. Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
  9. Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
  10. Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
  11. What do you like best about this fic?
  12. What do you like least about this fic?
  13. What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn’t listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
  14. Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
  15. What did you learn from writing this fic?


Okay, I lied. I won't answer #13 because I don't listen to music when writing and don't consider music for people to listen to while reading. But I'll answer the others.

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romanajo123
Mar. 27th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
Yay, meme! 1-5, 7, 10, 11 for Blue Rain please?
shivver13
Mar. 28th, 2017 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh certainly! Actually, my husband and I were talking about Blue Rain just today, coincidentally. :)

What inspired you to write the fic this way? It started as a gift fic for bas_math_girl and I wanted it to be a complete AU with Ten and Donna, because that's what she's known for. The superhero stuff comes from my own interest in superheroes and powers, and this was a good opportunity to get to write something like that.

What scene did you first put down? Ooo, hard question. I'm not sure, but I know I didn't start at the beginning, so it's gotta be one of two scenes. First, the three guys attacking Donna, because I love writing action scenes and I was trying to get the Doctor's powers worked out early. Second, Donna talking to Jon in the lab, where he tells her about ruining his presentation. I remember writing that very early on, then changing the ending of the chapter (where Jon looks at the thumb drive and goes, "Why? Why? Why?") a number of times as I considered how much I wanted him to reveal at that point.

What’s your favorite line of narration? Honestly? "...though his gangly limbs stuck out everywhere like a hamster in freefall." It evokes exactly the right image, and it still makes me giggle. And reminds me of my many dear hamsters.

What’s your favorite line of dialogue? This was difficult to come up with. I chose the following, because Saxon's powers were subtle and it took a lot to show how they really worked. “You see now, Donna, don’t you? He hid behind a mask, made you think he was someone else, made you think he was a hero, when all the time he was this quaking, pathetic excuse for a man. How could you love someone like that? How could anyone love someone like that? You don't want to love him. You don't even want to like him, do you?” He leaned close to her and whispered slowly and clearly. “You want to hate him.”

What part was hardest to write? The party. There was so much to do - bring up the Downers and show that Sylvia agrees with some of what they say; show that Donna is starting to question Lance; show that she's starting to respect Jon; get Jon and Wilf to be friends - I was afraid it would become just one long boring mess.

What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics? It's a romance and it's completely AU. Both are firsts for me.

Where did the title come from? It came from not having any idea what to name it. :D I eventually decided to just name it after the phenomenon that gave people their powers.

Did any real people or events inspire any part of it? Nope.

Were there any alternate versions of this fic? Nope.

Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story? I chose Ten and Donna because this was a gift fic for bas_math_girl. Otherwise, I write canon and so would only choose a canon pairing. Well, honestly, since it's AU, I'd write this as an original fic.

What do you like best about this fic? I'm very pleased that I was able to successfully blend a relationship fic with a superhero story.

What do you like least about this fic? I hate that it's basically Neighbours (from AU #2 of The Actor) retold. I realized this after I finished that it's the same basic storyline and was so disappointed.

Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic? Nope.

What did you learn from writing this fic? Though I'm well-versed in superhero comics and movies, I read Brandon Sanderson's The Reckoners series to get a feel for how to handle superheroes in prose. It is a fantastic series, by the way, and Sanderson is one of the best sci-fi/fantasy authors out there. What I really learned from him is that it's important to put limitations on the primes - that's what makes them and the story interesting.


Edited at 2017-03-28 12:47 am (UTC)
lost_spook
Mar. 28th, 2017 07:18 am (UTC)
The Size of it All - 9, 11 & 12.
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