March 3rd, 2006

jim with pipe

Ruminations on Fic: Plot, Character, and the Supporting Cast

I realized it's been a while since I've written anything vaguely meta. So here's the initial installment of musings on meta, from a fanfic writer's perspective -- an irregular "David's tips on fanfic," if you will. As harriet_spy can testify from long experience, I tend to be very focused on mechanics, so those are mostly what I'll cover.

First off, I'm going to say that there are two main approaches to storytelling.

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