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And I'm just wondering if anyone else does too, and how they have dealt with it. Very happy to take advice/counsel from experienced writers or those who are good at the following, or discuss with others who also have found these hard:

1. Similes and metaphors. This is the biggest one. I know I don't put nearly enough of them in - and they're so wonderfully effective if you can do them well. I find it hard to think of good ones, and tend to repeat things like 'his temper simmered, a bomb waiting to explode,' which I think are probably quite yawnworthy at times. I also find s's and m's in the tf universe quite challenging because you can't use the organic natural world ones as you would in humanfic. Things like 'a nascent beginning, like a bud unfurling' simply do not work!

2. Resisting the temptation to describe people's feelings in too much detail instead of letting the the reader draw their own inferences. Describing body language as opposed to saying "he felt this ..." or "he shuddered, thinking of X..." I'm getting better but I still slip up and have not quite gotten the balance right.

3. Descriptions of places. Working out how much detail you need and slipping enough in to engage the senses without it dominating all else. Sometimes I struggle with where to put descriptions in, too.

There's others, but that will do to be going on with. All views gratefully received :DDD
ayngelcat: (torty cat)


Many things in RL are keeping me busy, including the above. Which is what happens when it starts to rain and nothing gets done to the garden. But the BIG WEED began yesterday, and I shall tackle it gradually.

Other than that, have not been online much lately. Work continues to totally dominate about two thirds of my life and whilst I do enjoy the challenge, it leaves me somewhat 'flat' by the end of the week. I did just get a pay rise. Which made me feel appreciated, and as though my efforts were not in vain. With that comes more responsibility, however. You don't get anything for nothing.

And I now have a bad back for the first time in my life. It is a nusiance. I think it is from hunching over laptops too much :P

On a positive note, however, the UK trip plans are on track with, for once, most of the arrangements re trains planes and sutomobiles made already. This saves having to spend copious amounts of time hunched over more laptops whilst supposedly on holiday - in fact it preferably does away the need for the thing at all, though I will still take it from fandom purposes. I Phones are exhorbitant overseas.

I look forward to AA, meeting lots of new people, and seeing some dear friends again <33

Writing wise, I did get the zombie fic finished, with [livejournal.com profile] ultharkitty's superb beta-help. It is a parody of the Brit-com "Keeping Up Appearances." And it gets posted this week. It was actually really fun to write something totally non-TF and also very English - and now I do want to write in other fandoms.

Talking of which, I sort of made a start to the RobotBigBang offering. This will be a Star Wars and TF crossover and probably the most ambitious thing I've attempted. It may prove too much - we shall see.

Other than that, I have some Constructicon fic half written and must finish this, along with the next longfic chapters. I feel like I ought to read some more before I write though as I am SOOO behind (sorry folks) and also behind with RP (more sorries). I continue to love RPing on War Dawn however and will be able to do some more of that this weekend, yay!!

I finally saw 'Prometheus' last night. [spoilers here] I actually quite liked it. But I could see why some were disappointed. I didn't like the characters much, and wasn't sorry when most of them met with their fates. I always think that is a pity. I liked the android, however. I'm glad he made it. And soooo clever being able to pilot the alien ship. And the newborn alien at the end was CUTE CUTE CUTE!!
ayngelcat: (torty cat)


Many things in RL are keeping me busy, including the above. Which is what happens when it starts to rain and nothing gets done to the garden. But the BIG WEED began yesterday, and I shall tackle it gradually.

Other than that, have not been online much lately. Work continues to totally dominate about two thirds of my life and whilst I do enjoy the challenge, it leaves me somewhat 'flat' by the end of the week. I did just get a pay rise. Which made me feel appreciated, and as though my efforts were not in vain. With that comes more responsibility, however. You don't get anything for nothing.

And I now have a bad back for the first time in my life. It is a nusiance. I think it is from hunching over laptops too much :P

On a positive note, however, the UK trip plans are on track with, for once, most of the arrangements re trains planes and sutomobiles made already. This saves having to spend copious amounts of time hunched over more laptops whilst supposedly on holiday - in fact it preferably does away the need for the thing at all, though I will still take it from fandom purposes. I Phones are exhorbitant overseas.

I look forward to AA, meeting lots of new people, and seeing some dear friends again <33

Writing wise, I did get the zombie fic finished, with [livejournal.com profile] ultharkitty's superb beta-help. It is a parody of the Brit-com "Keeping Up Appearances." And it gets posted this week. It was actually really fun to write something totally non-TF and also very English - and now I do want to write in other fandoms.

Talking of which, I sort of made a start to the RobotBigBang offering. This will be a Star Wars and TF crossover and probably the most ambitious thing I've attempted. It may prove too much - we shall see.

Other than that, I have some Constructicon fic half written and must finish this, along with the next longfic chapters. I feel like I ought to read some more before I write though as I am SOOO behind (sorry folks) and also behind with RP (more sorries). I continue to love RPing on War Dawn however and will be able to do some more of that this weekend, yay!!

I finally saw 'Prometheus' last night. [spoilers here] I actually quite liked it. But I could see why some were disappointed. I didn't like the characters much, and wasn't sorry when most of them met with their fates. I always think that is a pity. I liked the android, however. I'm glad he made it. And soooo clever being able to pilot the alien ship. And the newborn alien at the end was CUTE CUTE CUTE!!
ayngelcat: (torty cat)


Many things in RL are keeping me busy, including the above. Which is what happens when it starts to rain and nothing gets done to the garden. But the BIG WEED began yesterday, and I shall tackle it gradually.

Other than that, have not been online much lately. Work continues to totally dominate about two thirds of my life and whilst I do enjoy the challenge, it leaves me somewhat 'flat' by the end of the week. I did just get a pay rise. Which made me feel appreciated, and as though my efforts were not in vain. With that comes more responsibility, however. You don't get anything for nothing.

And I now have a bad back for the first time in my life. It is a nusiance. I think it is from hunching over laptops too much :P

On a positive note, however, the UK trip plans are on track with, for once, most of the arrangements re trains planes and sutomobiles made already. This saves having to spend copious amounts of time hunched over more laptops whilst supposedly on holiday - in fact it preferably does away the need for the thing at all, though I will still take it from fandom purposes. I Phones are exhorbitant overseas.

I look forward to AA, meeting lots of new people, and seeing some dear friends again <33

Writing wise, I did get the zombie fic finished, with [livejournal.com profile] ultharkitty's superb beta-help. It is a parody of the Brit-com "Keeping Up Appearances." And it gets posted this week. It was actually really fun to write something totally non-TF and also very English - and now I do want to write in other fandoms.

Talking of which, I sort of made a start to the RobotBigBang offering. This will be a Star Wars and TF crossover and probably the most ambitious thing I've attempted. It may prove too much - we shall see.

Other than that, I have some Constructicon fic half written and must finish this, along with the next longfic chapters. I feel like I ought to read some more before I write though as I am SOOO behind (sorry folks) and also behind with RP (more sorries). I continue to love RPing on War Dawn however and will be able to do some more of that this weekend, yay!!

I finally saw 'Prometheus' last night. [spoilers here] I actually quite liked it. But I could see why some were disappointed. I didn't like the characters much, and wasn't sorry when most of them met with their fates. I always think that is a pity. I liked the android, however. I'm glad he made it. And soooo clever being able to pilot the alien ship. And the newborn alien at the end was CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

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