kaige68 (kaige68) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Monday!

I'm awesome! You're awesome! WE'RE ALL SO FREAKING AWESOME!!! And on Wednesday we get to slightly quantify that awesome! I can't wait! So, again, remember to update your numbers before I get up on Wednesday!

That said, I wanted to have a conversation about fan fiction, and what it means to each of us, and why we do it (those of us who do it).

I had an hour long text conversation with my father about fan fic yesterday that stemmed from why I won't watch or read Outlander, Easter dinner will be interesting this year. The jist of what I said was that I write fan fic to practice writing, to learn, to get feedback, and to learn more. I also do it because I know Steve and Danny will never kiss on H50, but I didn't want to have THAT conversation with my father via text (again, Easter dinner will be interesting). I look at some of the things that I wrote before I was writing fan fic, and sure old things tend to make me cringe anyway, but I feel that it helps me with plotting, with dialog, with what I like to see and what is well received. Not so much catering to an audience, but seeing how what I say is taken.

So, why do you fan fic? What do you get out of it? What do you put into it? Where do you hope to go with it?
Tags: monday: accolades, thinky thoughts: writing
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