kriari
06 April 2011 @ 08:03 pm
Love Meme aka: Why the Hell Not?  
 
 
kriari
18 November 2010 @ 06:33 pm
Memetastic  
I swear I do have actual things to say. There are just some really interesting memes making the rounds right now.

Anyway. Snagged from everywhere.

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you questions).

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.


I like talking about stuff like this, so please feel free :)
 
 
kriari
18 November 2010 @ 12:51 pm
Writing Meme  
Stolen from everywhere.

How to know you're reading a story by [livejournal.com profile] kadiel_krieger:

1. You think to yourself before you start reading: "I sort of remember her mentioning this six months ago."
2. There will typically be an abundance of cursing.
3. The characters think too fucking much.
4. The characters are not very good communicators.
5. There's a story behind the story or a purposeful choice in style to match subject matter.
6. The ending will lean towards happy or hopeful in most cases. Sometimes it will be what is best for the character and/or more realistic and as such will not appear to be traditionally happy.
7. Ugly-bumping will most likely occur in some form or fashion.
8. Let there be snark. Lots and lots of snark.
9. Boys will be boys. Sometimes they will play video games.
10. Jensen will be there either as himself or Dean. He is my fannish little black dress.

Am still working on those prompts y'all. I just haven't had much time this week. We lost a team member at work and I'm picking up all his slack. Then HP tomorrow night and dinner party with friends on Saturday. Life = busy.
 
 
Current Mood: blah
 
 
kriari
16 August 2010 @ 06:58 am
ask me!  
Snagged from everywhere. I promise to get back to the pretty people tonight. I've been slacking.

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or personal or pointlessly random. And I will answer them!
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful