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« on: June 14, 2017, 02:55:31 PM »

Just a continuation.. .

If I can think of a new question, I'll put it here. For now, I got nothing lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 10:07:14 PM »

Continuing the thread from the last one, when I work on a new chapter I go back and read the older chapters sometimes it helps with the flow of the story.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 10:24:28 PM »

I have to do that too, or I would probably forget things I'd written earlier in the story and lose some of the continuity.  If it didn't take me so long to finish a story, it would probably be easier to remember all the details LOL.  I also like to sit on chapters for at least a day or two so I can re-read them before I post them (but not right after finishing them) because I'm more likely to revise that way.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 02:22:10 AM »

When I first started writing, I would post my chapters immediately after writing them. Later on, I always made sure to write ahead of myself and would wait at least a few days before allowing myself to edit what I wrote. I found more mistakes that way. Thinking back, I used to do the same thing. Reread the last chapter or at least skim through it depending on how long it took me to start writing the next one.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 02:24:43 AM »

When you finish a story, like you just did Julie, do you like to take a break before you start a new one or do you jump right into it?

When you write, do you tend to only wrote nice story at a time or do you like to multi task?
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 08:33:42 AM »

I haven't completed a story in a while so I can't really think of an answer to that, however I do work on more than one, especially at the moment with the new project and Take Me Home.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 07:17:34 PM »

LOL Tracy...  I also finish stories so infrequently, I'm sitting here going, "Hm... what DO I usually do?"  I used to start a brand new story right away, but the last few years I've always had another story or two in progress to go back to, so I guess I've just attempted to do that.

I told myself I was going to take a break after finishing SAMS, but it's been two days, and I'm already like, "...okay, now what?"  I've already thought of two new story ideas in the last two weeks, so I probably will be either starting something new or hopefully updating something old at some point soon.  I'm not gonna go the rest of my summer vacation without writing.

I guess I'm a multitasker when it comes to writing.  I usually seem to have a main project, a side project, and a collaboration in the works at the same time.  Sometimes it's nice to have options, but I do kinda wish I would be able to get back down to writing just one story at a time.  That would require me to actually finish some of these "side projects" before starting something new, though, which is not likely to happen.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 10:34:34 PM »

I actually went to look at IAWLT to see how I could either rework it or finish it and I didn't realize I'd even posted 19 chapters of it lol. But I love some of it and I even came up with some more depth for Russell, I think I might attempt to do a reboot.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 04:35:59 AM »

That's great!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 07:08:21 PM »

When I finish something it's usually because I'm in writing mode, so I will probably start something new right away. Or continue something else I have in progress - which leads into the other question LOL. I never just have one story on the go. I've just gotten better about only posting something I'm finished or committed to finishing. Actually, I just finished something and was going to start posting when I was two chapters from the end, but I forced myself to wait until I was done.

I also find that I write a lot more longer one shots now than I used to. Something that's 20K without being split up into chapters is nice to have on the side and pick up whenever I'm bored and want to write a little bit.
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 09:01:11 PM »

YAY, the forum works again!!

I wish I was more of a one-shot writer.  I find those are nice when you're between novels or suffering from writer's block; they're a good way to get the creative juices flowing without the commitment of a novel.  I just don't get many ideas that would work best as a short story.

What's your favorite one-shot/short story you've written and read?
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »

My favourite one-shot I've written was a Titanic AU. I wrote it in 1D fandom for this movie AU ficathon. I originally wasn't going to participate in it, but I was looking through the prompts and someone threw Titanic in there with a Niall/Harry pairing... it was basically the fic I was born to write LOL. I was also lucky enough to have two really good betas for that one, they made the story a million times better than it would have been if I'd just written it and read it over for errors myself.

My favourite one-shot I've read has to be Mare's birthday box story about Nick. That one where he goes through all of his past birthdays and puts a piece of himself for each year of his life into the box. It was a nice way of going through Nick's journey so far in pieces and looking at how far he's come. I loved it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 05:10:41 PM »

LOL So Niall and Harry were Jack and Rose?  That is epic.

I loved when Mare would write a one-shot every year for Nick's birthday.  I remember the birthday box story; that was a good one.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 06:10:17 PM »

Aww thanks ladies!

I enjoy writing one-shots and like I've said before, I think if I were to write anymore fanfic it would only be one-shots.

My favorite one-shot is Documentaries by Izzy. It's an oldie but still one of my all time favorites.

A favorite that I wrote was my very first one-shot I wrote for Nick's birthday which was To the Magnificent Nickolas Carter. I just really liked the idea of Nick writing a letter to himself when he grew up.
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2017, 12:44:16 AM »

Favorite one shot? Wow there's so many but I know one of my favorites was for the 1,000 WAYS To Kill Nick Carter spinoff... When Julie had Nick kill the fan and baked her into muffins. No lie- I have not been able to touch a blueberry muffin since reading that. I can't even explain it to anyone cause they won't get it lol

As far as my favorite one I have written, it would have to be Changes http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11272&chapter=1  because I feel I captured Kevin in first person POV. I hadn't written him much before.
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