Jan. 19th, 2017

jebbypal: (fs 3 amiogs)
5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
Reevaluate the story? No, I usually just go with the flow. My process really doesn’t involve outlines, for better or worse. I get the idea, I write the scene, and I start daydreaming about what’s next. And when scenes don’t connect, I try to figure out why – what or who’s missing. No, more often, I just want to know where my amphibian muse got the bright idea for Jayne and Inara cooperating on anything and why I have to write the man ape again.

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
Men. Which being a cis-het woman seems all kinds of wrong. Probably partially because I grew up in the culture of late 70s and 80s where the leading character was almost always a man outside of Jane Austen and certain other classic novels. Also, growing up in the South with the stereotypes of what girls and women should be, I never felt I understood my own gender. Okay, so Jane wants kids? But why? Why does she have to have them instead of adopting them? Why does she want an alien growing in her? Why on earth would Bella feel like she’s going to die if Tom doesn’t like her? I don’t get it?

Or well, I didn’t get it by and large. Age and experience and the travails of baby making on the part of various friends have enlightened me somewhat. So yeah, comfort zone starting out was definitely guys.

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