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Writer's block.

Let's Talk About Writing.

viggo and orli by jenlynn820

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Writer's block.

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 I am itching to write a multi-chapter VigOrli. 

Really itching. 

But for some reason, I just can't get going. Started it many times, with many different plot bunnies, got maybe one chapter going, and then dumped it as not good enough. I know the basic way that I want the story to go. I am talking modern day, present time AU. Angst, hurt/comfort, fluffy moments. Sex. The works, basically. 

What I am probably lacking is confidence. 

There are so many great, long, V/O Au's out there, how can I make mine worth reading? 

I want to read a really great, long, angsty, H/C AU and since no one is writing at the moment, I guess what I want is to make my own. 

If I could only get going. *sigh* 

Any advice, people? 

Lena XXX
  • Oh, that site should help. I do agree, a character needs background. I guess a fanfic writer using established RL actors can get lazy and just let the reader fill in the blanks when making them AU. I like to change everything about the actor, not just taking him out of the actor universe he currently belongs in.

    Thanks for that link, Mo.
  • I see my characters as that always: characters. No matter how much or little I chose to change from reality when putting them in an AU story, they're still my characters foremost and so I need to know all about them. And given that we put them into situations we often have no idea how the real people would react to anyway, it not only gives us the freedom to write the stories in a way we want, it also means we need to know why they react how they do.
    And if you change everything about them, it's all the more reason to write it down so you don't forget details halfway through. I'm always really anal about such stuff... I worry about the tiniest details. Damn perfectionism. *lol*
  • Knowing your characters inside and out is by far the best advice I've ever had, and that isn't limited to fanfiction; the best movie performances are from actors who know everything there is to know about the character they're playing, Viggo is a prime example of this.
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