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Writing call & writing meme
SSar's Beast
morbane
First: the main deadline for the Night on Fic Mountain challenge has just passed, and there are new & recent pinch hits on the LJ and DW communities. It's a very exciting time! Please consider investigating these if you have any time on your hands.

Meanwhile, so as not to be all work and no play, a meme from Naraht and Hokuto.

Ten things that you think are common in your fic
1. Worldbuilding
2. Crossovers
3. Stories based on a minor emotional arc of someone coming to a realisation, usually that things are less scary than they thought they were
4. Fairies
5. Basically competent people
6. Gender balance (I think I lean more towards female characters than male, but not that far.)
7. Nice people
8. Characters who are sympathetic from their own perspective, whether or not they're nice people
9. Dubcon
10. Unexpected darkness

Ten things you think are uncommon in your fic although commonly found in fic in general
1. Porn
2. Plot
3. AUs - whether exciting or mundane. Occasionally I write canon divergence.
4. Rom-com tropes. Very little of meet-cute, jealousy, misunderstandings, wacky coincidences, etc.
5. Villains
6. Saints
7. Tropey plots (I am pretty low on sex pollen, huddling for warmth, wingfic, etc)
8. Woobification & whump
9. Kids & kidfic
10. Hurt/comfort

Ten things you wish were more true of your fic
1. I wish I had more reference to real world events and cultures, whether current or past. For all that I love worldbuilding, research daunts me.
2. Tropes! They look like fun. I should try more. Especially identity porn, and wingfic, and chance meetings turning into key relationships.
3. AUs! They also look like fun.
4. I would love to write better plots and work my way up to casefic.
5. I'd like to figure out how to write unhappy & tragic stories
6. More characters who genuinely change, as people, over the course of a story
7. More sex - not necessarily porn, but as part of ordinary people's relationships, occasionally awkward or funny
8. Glorious, unashamed villains. Or just jerks.
9. I wish I drew on more genres - spy stories, Westerns, travel stories
10. I wish I wrote faster.

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