Readers? I don't know. Most comments I get seem reasonably to the point.
Non-readers, definitely. Quite a few people who make anonymous comments on fail_fandomanon (FFA) seem to think that I was the person who wrote a problematic Dragonriders of Pern story ("Queen") that was written for Yuletide in 2011. This assumption has been dragged up off and on for years. It's irritating because, although "Queen" has a cute ending, it's not really all that good a story. Fortunately, it's fairly clear from other FFA posts that people who have actually read my fanfic don't believe the canard, basically on the grounds that I'm a better writer than that. (Thank you!!!) Gossip, right? It can be a pain.
I think most fan writers feel there's never enough feedback. Current FK writers owe a debt of thanks to brightknightie for, as the mod of fkficfest, she encourages comments and always herself responds at length; and people do follow suit. Of course, one would always like more comments on all one's fic in every fandom! Comments are gold.
1. Tell us about your current project(s) – what’s it about, how’s progress, what do you love most about it?
2. Tell us about what you’re most looking forward to writing – in your current project, or a future project.
3. What is that one scene that you’ve always wanted to write but can’t be arsed to write all of the set-up and context it would need? (consider this permission to write it and/or share it anyway).
4. Share a sentence or paragraph from your writing that you’re really proud of (explain why, if you like).
5. What character that you're writing do you most identify with?
6. What character do you have the most fun writing?
7. What do you think are the characteristics of your personal writing style? Would others agree?
8. Is what you like to write the same as what you like to read?
9. Are you more of a drabble or a longfic kind of writer? Pantser or plotter? Do you wish you were the other? Both, or neither?
10. How would you describe your writing process?
11. What do you envy in other writers?
12. Do you want your writing to be famous?
13. Do you share your writing online? (Drop a link!) Do you have projects you’ve kept just for yourself?
14. At what point in writing do you come up with a title?
15. Which is harder: titles or summaries (or tags)?
16. Tried anything new with your writing lately? (style, POV, genre, fandom?)
17. Do you think readers perceive your work - or you - differently to you? What do you think would surprise your readers about your writing or your motivations?
18. Do any of your stories have alternative versions? (plotlines that you abandoned, AUs of your own work, different characterisations?) Tell us about them.
19. Is there something you always find yourself repeating in your writing? (favourite verb, something you describe 'too often', trope you can’t get enough of?)
20. Tell us the meta about your writing that you really want to ramble to people about (symbolism you’ve included, character or relationship development that you love, hidden references, callbacks or clues for future scenes?)
21. What other medium do you think your story would work well as? (film, webcomic, animated series?)
22. Do you reread your old works? How do you feel about them?
23. What’s the story idea you’ve had in your head for the longest?
24. Would you say your writing has changed over time?
25. What part of writing is the most fun?
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