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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?

[User Picture]From: almost_clara
2010-09-18 10:50 am (UTC)
Whether drawing or writing, always start a session by erasing something you did last time.
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[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-18 10:54 am (UTC)
That would be roughly equivalent to my OCD-editing-of-all-previous-material that takes over every time I sit down to pick up where I left off.

Yep, that one's a classic *thumbs up*

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[User Picture]From: rheakurokawa
2010-09-25 07:09 pm (UTC)
please to be elaborating on that. it's highly intriguing my brain on writer's block
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[User Picture]From: almost_clara
2010-09-25 07:56 pm (UTC)
In the same way that rubbing a smudge of charcoal over the surface of a new piece of paper makes it less intimidating and easier to begin a drawing, looking critically over previous work and taking out something that isn't working helps me to re-connect. (-and stop staring at the screen like a hypnotised rabbit, pining for another cup of tea...)
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