cornetespoire said: Writing meme: 10, 12, 23

10. What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?

The older I get, the more I hate both exclamation marks and dialog that doesn’t sound like actual humans can speak it. It’s one thing for dialog to have a certain cadence for theatrical or historical reasons. It’s another when you look at something that a modern person is supposed to be saying and it sounds written. I have so little patience for that. It’s why I read all my stuff out loud to check for dialog flow.

12. Who is your favorite author?

Auuuuugh. Tough one. I have like, a rotating stable of five or six authors, all for different reasons. George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien for the worldbuilding. Stephen King for getting into a character’s head. Aaron Allston for humor and emotion and being a huge influence on me when I first started writing. Catherynne Valente for language. Simon R. Green for sheer fun.

23. What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?

Favorite is actually thinking them up and realizing who they are, then when I first start writing them and they actually start to become more than just ideas. Least favorite is all the planning before that sets them on their way. I don’t want to have to set up the rules; I just want to play the game.

medieval:

A nun plucks penises off a phallus tree.
Roman de la Rose, c. 1325-1353. (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Fr. 25526, f. 106v.)
From Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts.

medieval:

A nun plucks penises off a phallus tree.

Roman de la Rose, c. 1325-1353. (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Fr. 25526, f. 106v.)

From Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts.

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Comic Meme> [5/5] Favorite Series

     Pretty Deadly

  “If you done been wronged…say her name, sing this song…Ginny rides for you on the wind, my child…death rides on the wind.”

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harshethic said: 45-50 please ;)

I’m assuming this is the writing meme, since it’s the most recent one I’ve posted. So here goes.

45. What’s your favorite character name?

Because of a weird turn of luck, Audovera. I’d had a vague story idea in my head since college, a retelling of the fairytale “Diamonds and Toads” that I wanted to set in post-fall-of-Rome France. And while looking around for Frankish women’s names, I happened to pick the name “Audovera” for one of the sisters at random. The story never gelled, until one day while I was coming back to it after years and years and I realized that Audovera was the first wife of Chilperic II, and started doing some more reading on that family, and thus my current WIP in its current form was born.

46. Describe your perfect writing space.

Much as I’d like to describe something comfortable and happy, I get most of my writing done at work. So somewhere semi-uncomfortable with a minimum of distractions where I’m pretty much forced to actually write or else be bored.

47. If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?

I would steal Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire, because then I’d write a happy ending for her. Or maybe Sansa Stark. Either way, I just want those poor kids to be happy. Why is it that I have very little compunction about doing horrible things to my own characters but get really attached to other peoples’?

48.  If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?

Since we’ve previously established that I’d make the next ASoIaF book a crossover with X-men, let’s try a different one. I’d like to finish up Alice Borchardt’s Guinevere series because I’d like to know how that ends. It’s Arthurian legend with werewolves, what’s not to love?

49.  If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?

I’m torn between Susanna Clarke for academic geekery and Simon R. Green for sheer batshit balls-out wtfness. I enjoy both.

50. If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?

Either Discworld or the alt-history Earth of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series. On the one hand, all sorts of mythical creatures and hijinks in a not too deadly or grimdark fantasy world. And on the other, bioengineered technology and weaponized bats. Gimme.

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thedistantgirl:

plagueutopia:

in-twilight-realms:

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It’s back

I CANT STOP LAUGHING

this will always be my favorite

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✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

Tags: meme writing

realmonstrosities:

invertebrates:

awwww-cute:

Bugs can be adorable too ^-^

that is its ass 

Happiest buttocks, ever

realmonstrosities:

invertebrates:

awwww-cute:

Bugs can be adorable too ^-^

that is its ass 

Happiest buttocks, ever

realmonstrosities:

viciieuse:

Goliath beetle/Goliathus giganteus (x)

Can’t stop seeing that as a little tongue!