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Personal Manefesto
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Hello, Happy People!

I'm going to take a moment to be utterly pretentious and explain a few things that are wholly irrelevant to the enjoyment of my fanfic, but might help you understand my modus operandi.

1. As I have mentioned in various posts, I have issued a challenge to myself that I must post a stand-alone piece every calendar month totaling at minimum 300 words. I have recently revised this challenge so that any chapters totaling 1k also count. I just had my one year anniversary in Sept., which pleases me a ridiculous amount considering this is fanfic we're talking about.

2. I will not begin to post WIPs until the rough draft of the story has been written in full.

3.
           A) I used to have a hard and fast rule that I would never post a story without it being beta'd. I have violated this rule twice to keep to my posting schedule, and am willing to cut myself a break on that front, as both my beta and I have a life outside of fandom. Any stories that don't fall into that my monthly submission category will absolutely be beta'd.

           B) All stories, once posted, are considered final. The only revising I will ever do to a posted story is going back to fix typos (such as auto-correct or formatting fails) that escaped me during the editing/posting process. If the story is crap otherwise, I consider it something I have to live with. Any rewritten stories will be posted separately and explicitly labeled as such.

4. I like to experiment with my writing as much as possible, meaning that 90% of my stories are in some way an writing exercise, be it an exercise in style, length, genre/trope, answering a challenge, etc.

5. Most of my stories (that are not a response to a prompt/challenge) do not actually stem from plot bunnies. I do free-writes and things evolve from there. I am going to attempt to turn that around in the next few months by putting serious effort into writing a few multi-chapter/part fics. I am currently focusing on an ST: XI PU (parallel universe) fic that I am desperate to finish writing before the new movie comes out, even if I have not completely finished posting by that time.

6. All, and I mean ALL, of my stories are character driven. I find Canon Sues distasteful, and try to stay IC as much as humanly possible.
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WTF
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Do you ever start free-writing something, then go back and really look at what you've drafted and think, "where in the buggering fuck did that come from?"

I just wrote an extremely graphic and disturbing torture snippet for Star Trek. The only possible explanation is that my Supernatural feels have bled over into my other fandoms.

Archive of Our Own
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Finally got my AO3 invite! I'll be posting a story a day over the next month or so to avoid spamming the archive. I'm also going to cheat a bit and re-proofread all of my submissions, although won't make any huge revisions.

Hello, Headcanon!
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ON TO Tumblr!
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Fic Summaries
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Dear people who "suck at writing summaries,"

As summaries are the very first impression people get of both your writing abilities and your story, you should:

1. Never ever disclaim that you can't write summaries in the first place, because it instills about zero confidence in potential readers that you don't also suck at writing in general.

2. Use proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spell check, at the very goddamn least, to make up for the suckage.

3. Get somebody else to either help you out, or write it for you. This is the internet. You have resources.

4. Not ask people to "plz read" your story; they will assume that anyone who has resort to begging to draw in readers can't write for shit. (Asking people to review is fine. Tacky, but fine.)

5. Never
         A) Use chat-speak or
         B) Cut out vowels and/or necessary punctuation to stay within a character limit. Find another way.

6. Not apologize for any facet of your story (especially not the  goddamn TITLE), unless the apology is somehow sarcastic or humorous.

7. Never tell/warn people that your story isn't beta read.

Sincerely,
The Dragon Lady


Fic: 100 (7/?)
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Title: 100.7
Author: Tech Duinn
Beta: N/A
Fandom: ST: 2009, ST: TOS
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, mentions of K or S/other
Rating: G (this part)
Warnings: None
Summary:A series of drabbles totaling 100 words each--at least according to my word processor--posted in groups of threes. Any universe, any genre, anything goes.


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Fic: 100 (6/?)
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Title: 100.6
Author: Tech Duinn
Beta: N/A
Fandom: ST: 2009, ST: TOS
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, mentions of K or S/other
Rating: PG-13 (this part)
Warnings: Relatively non-graphic descriptions of violence
Summary: A series of drabbles totaling 100 words each--at least according to my word processor--posted in groups of threes. Any universe, any genre, anything goes.


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R.I.P The Jo and Ryo Collective
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You will be missed. :'-(
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My August Submission
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As of Sept. 2011, I challenged myself to post a stand-alone fic of 300 words or more every calendar month. This was mostly an attempt to keep myself writing, because I have always found it to be a therapeutic and rewarding process, but also an exercise in self-discipline, as I am quite the procrastinator.

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