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Weird personal writing rituals, let me show you them. [Sep. 18th, 2010|11:43 am]
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Fact: I can't start a story in earnest until I've both mapped out the emotional landscape of the story—and believe me, this doesn't even mean particulars as such, it just means that I have this amorphous actual shape or imprint in my head and under my skin that tells me what the story will feel like as a whole, how it will settle in that space in my chest, okay, dammit, I'm a freak—and, oddly enough, have a title.

What are your tics when it comes to starting/producing fan-work?
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[User Picture]From: kiltar
2010-09-18 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mine has to be music. I have a specific soundtrack (of about 20 songs) for each fandoms I read and/or write. If I'm not hearing the right sound track for the fandom I can't write, it's as simple as that for me. The songs I associate with a particular fandom are enough to get my brain into the right space - though it can be a problem if I hear one of the songs from "my" soundtrack out in the real world...it feels a bit like a glitch in the Matrix sometimes. :P
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[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-19 10:29 am (UTC)
Hee, I hear you about hearing songs you associate with a particular fandom in public!
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