|( yeah 'cause no-one will ever feel like this again )
||[Aug. 31st, 2008|12:54 pm]
a journal of inspiration
|||||the beatles; 'day tripper'||]|
Post the first line from your 25 most recent fanfics and try to find a pattern.
( my pen is the barrel of the gun, remind me which side you should be onCollapse )
(!) I always use the third person! Which is weird, because I thought I used the first person at least sometimes. Apparently not.
(") Sometimes speech is my friend, sometimes it isn't.
(£) Sometimes ambiguity is my friend, sometimes it isn't.
($) I tend to start drabbles with longer sentences than I use to start other fics.
(%) First lines that are speech only: 4. First lines in present tense: 20. First lines in past tense: 1. I had no idea it was that biased towards the present tense.
(^) My first lines seem to give a lot away about the characters and relationships in the fic, but not so much about who anyone is or where they are or what's going to happen... All except my Shakespeare fics, which all seem a lot more physical, describing where the characters are and what's going on around them. Weird.
(&) I've pretty much always known this, but... I really don't tend to write about things actually happening. I write about ideas, relationships, characters, atmospheres - nothing really has a plot, as such. I just enjoy describing feelings and ideas too much to trouble myself with events...
This was a really interesting meme, actually. Thanks, speak_me_fair!