Meme snaffled from Erastes

Let’s see if I can keep this up and post an answer to one of the questions every day.

Question #1

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.

That’s hard!  I tend to love most the project that I’m working on at that time.  And I tend to like all my heroes about equally.  But if I think in terms of the project that I had most fun writing, it would be The Wages of Sin.  Although this had quite a complicated murder plot with clues that I had to work in at strategic points, and a much bigger set of important characters than most of my other stuff – and less space to get the big plot and multiple characters into, since it was a novella – for some reason it was a delight to write.  A lot of the time I was writing on inspiration, and watching it come out and all make sense without any feeling of struggle or grinding effort.

All my other stuff has been at least 95% hard grind with the occasional burst of “woohoo! this is fun!”  But WoS was probably 65% where I knew what I was doing and I was enjoying doing it.  I wish it was like that all the time!  So I cherish a fondness for it for being the least painful thing I’ve ever written.  And also for Jasper, who is (IMO) the sexiest of my characters – which also took me by surprise.  He’s a big, quiet, sensual, simple kind of man, (in the sense of not always second guessing himself) which is rare in my characters.  It was nice to write someone without any self-doubt or self-loathing, for a change.

Full list of Questions for the rest of the month:

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.
2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)?
4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?
13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? 😉
17. Favorite protagonist and why!
18. Favorite antagonist and why!
19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!
20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you’ve never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
26. Let’s talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!
27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there’s nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!

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