Oh I took that post about “if it bites you” and turned it into a whole crack fic, lol.
Yes! Definitely. In all of my stories, the final product is very rarely what I planned it out to be initially. While the general theme of the story doesn’t usually change, a lot of the main plot points will change as I’m writing, and sometimes, even the ending winds up being not what I initially planned. There are so many of those that it would be hard to list them all. However, there are a couple of standouts.
- In Always and Forever, my initial plan was to have the story end with Peter, Harley, and Morgan playing a game in the living room the next morning, signifying that they’re moving on with each other’s help. However, after I wrote the scene of all of them in Morgan’s bedroom, that felt like the perfect place to end, and I didn’t want to add that final scene. Luckily, after someone requested a sequel where Pepper adopts Harley and Peter, I was able to incorporate some of that initial ending into the epilogue. However, even then, it didn’t end exactly as I had initially planned, but I still loved it.
- In Who Knew Birthdays Could Be So Complicated, after Peter went back to confront Perceptivo on his own, I was initially planning for the lair to have all of these sudden booby traps that he had to try to find his way around. However, as I was writing it, it seemed kind of cartoonish, and I wound up going for Perceptivo having made it into a maze instead, which I honestly liked a lot better. However, it was definitely not in the original outline.
- S’More Family Time, had, like, five different endings before I finally settled on the one that’s published. At first, I wanted all of them to end up laying on the grass and staring up at the stars, but then I couldn’t figure out how to tie it all together at the end. Then I thought about having them pack everything up and including the Destiel moment during that, but then I didn’t like that either. Then it occurred to me that it would be really funny if Dean burned his marshmallow again, so then I tried to write another three endings that included that somewhere in there, but finally, I came up with the one that’s up now, and I love it. XD :)
- And lastly, my most recent story that I wrote as a commission, Nothing Wrong with Being Yourself, also had a different ending initially. When I first started writing, I wanted it to end with Tony having done some big public announcement of also being asexual himself in an effort to protect Peter from Flash by being like “we’ll see what that idiot thinks of asexual people now that he knows Iron Man is asexual.” But then once I started writing, the simpler comfort scene felt better, and I like what it looks like now. :)
Thanks so much for asking this! It was a fun one! <3
FOUND FAMILY! No contest! That will always, always be my all-time favorite trope–especially when it’s sibling related. I love writing it, I love reading it, I love everything about it. I think found family is so freaking beautiful, and it always makes me so giddy when friends call each other family in any movie, tv show, book, etc. I just love it so much. I think finding people who are your family by choice, not necessarily by blood, is so important, and I love being able to see that conveyed.
Related to that, I really, really, really love sibling relationships, and with found family, I can definitely get a certain level of that too, and since I can only pick one trope, I’ll go with found family, since it can kind of incorporate both of those.
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Honestly, probably the fact that, if an idea hits me, I can write anywhere. I’ve been sitting at my desk at work and just suddenly grabbed a sticky note and written a full paragraph on a sticky note because the perfect wording suddenly hits me. While most of the time, I definitely do set myself up to write and give myself some writing time in a specific space, if I’m doing something else and an idea hits me, I have to write it down, whether it’s on my phone or paper or otherwise. And honestly, that happens more often than my readers might expect. Almost all of my stories have at least one paragraph that was written while I was walking down the school hallway or eating dinner or something like that. It just happens. XD
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Happy Fanfic Writer Friday!! (Sorry I’m getting to these kind of late in the day!)
I do! But honestly, it depends on the fandom, because I have a different person for each idea lol.
For MCU stories, I tend to talk a lot to my girl @baloobird and also my bestie Grace.
Kris is really nice to talk to when I’m starting a new idea that I’m really excited about, because she’s always really excited and enthusiastic and supportive of what I’m doing. <3 <3
Grace is especially good for when I’m struggling with what to do next, because she’s really good at letting me bounce ideas off of her and helping me figure out how I want to say things.
For SPN stories, I babble to my mom and get her advice, because she and I watch the show together and talk about it all the time, so she knows my thought process a little bit and is able to help me figure out what I’m trying to say and also what would sound good based on her own opinions.
For Stranger Things, I share all of my ideas with my stepmom, because we’re both really into the show and talk about it a lot, so I’m able to bounce ideas off of her, and she shares my excitement when it comes to things I’m writing.
For any other random stories, it kind of depends on the story/fandom. In general, I get really excited about what I’m writing, so if I can find someone to talk about it with or read it over and tell me what they think, I will.
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Sometimes I share them on Discord. But for the most part I just scream it into the ether and hope the ideas are good.
This is an awesome question! For the most part my bigger stories stay on track to what I originally planned, but for quite a few of my Whumptober stories there have been last minute changes to the plot or characters due to time restraints or writers block.
For example, the prompt Caged was actually supposed to have Peter struggling to escape from Tony, thinking he was one of the handlers, and Tony being forced to restrain him until he realised it was him. This was changed because it was late at night and I wasn’t able to delve as deep into it as I would have liked. The most recent story Branded also suffered from this time constraint, with the original idea being that Peter would hide away from Tony after being rescued -with the subsequent angst of Tony feeling rejected- until Peter finally revealed the brand. This story might get a sequel at some point though for further development 😄
A story that was changed for the better though was the first instalment of my Evil Irondad AU (under Enemy to Caretaker prompt) and the way Tony and Peter were characterised. Originally, Peter was going to be somewhat wary of Tony when they were imprisoned together, but even though I had about 1000 words written with that beginning something just wasn’t… clicking well. I didn’t feel compelled by their dynamic, and it just felt like something was missing. So, I deleted everything and restarted with a new dynamic of Peter and Tony being mostly playful and sarcastic with each other, and everything else just fell into place from there. I’m so glad I made this change because their relationship is not only fun to watch now, but feels genuine and heartfelt when you reach the inevitable angst!
Thanks so much for the ask and I hope you have a great day!
Happy Fanfic Writer Friday!! 🎉
Oh man this is so hard!!! If I had to choose one though, it would have to be the Platonic Soulmates trope because the idea that there is someone in the world who loves you and will always be there for you gets me every time 😭
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Happy FFWF!! Yes! When I have more than one idea for my story, I usually write them all out and see which one flows the best and I end up just keeping all the different versions to look back on later😊
Happy FFWF! Definitely Irondad, and I really love to write anything with Tony comforting Peter and teaching him life lessons and recovery and self-acceptance, and all that nice stuff :D
Happy FFWF! I always find myself procrastinating cuz they’ll usually give me about a month to write the fic and I’m like “oh pffft I got time, no need to hurry” and then it’s like a week before it’s due and I’m like “haha shit.” I’ve gotten better at working on it earlier but I still find myself procrastinating sometimes haha
Happy FFWF! Oh man this is hard. It’s between Homeless Peter Parker, and Asexual Peter Parker. I love them both so much! In the end I’d probably choose Homeless Peter Parker just because there are way more fics for that trope.
I have this Fake Marriage story for my boys Buck and Eddie (from 9-1-1), loosely based on the idea of like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, but with actually pining and falling in love.
My dear sweet birthday twin @justme–emily inspires me. She’s got so many stories and they’re all so fantastic and wonderful. She understands the characters and makes writing choices that always work and always leave me, as the reader, feeling happy after reading her stories. She’s just so dang talented and I adore her.
Honestly, any time someone tells me that my story made them feel something (happy, sad, that all encompassing feeling that makes you squeal and flail your arms, etc.) feels like such an accomplishment. Because, I’m always going to enjoy my writing, but hearing that other people enjoy it and felt something from it, well that’s the best accomplishment I can think of :).
This is from a fluffy fall 9-1-1 oneshot that I’m working on:
“We’re here!” Eddie pulled into the parking lot, surprised with how full it already was.
“I guess this is a big deal.”
“People love fall, Eddie,” Buck said, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. Eddie snorted as they got out of the car, Buck helping Christopher out.
I’d have to say angst. It’s just a little more satisfying to have a character go through something and learn some stuff about themselves and the people around them once they’ve made it out. Also, the drama.
I mean, I think you can’t have one without the other. The characters are driven by the plot, by what happens and how it impacts them. So, I suppose my fics are both.
I don’t mind them. I prefer more like general winter-related fics.
hii!!! tbh i forgot i had Writer Friday scheduled to post so this is a pleasant surprise!
basically i’ve got this google doc of the main premise of each day’s events in this story’s canon. i make sure to include important things that have happened even if Alya hasn’t witnessed/heard of it happening just to remind myself what i should be foreshadowing to 😈
i’ve also got a bunch of writer notes for my diary beta @ladyblanche , we’ve also got a whole BUNCH of dumb little ideas to pepper in the story, some silly, some minor side-plots, and ofc our ending (!!!)
and when i sit down to write, i take a moment and go over all my fave Alya scenes, think about how she talks, how she acts, how she might think. i really hope i’m writing it as accurately as possible, but i tend to find I write in my own journals in a different way than i speak, and especially to others so :/ i hope i’m doing it right
i think the silliest little thing i noticed with writing it is she would totally use abbreviations and misspell words if it made them shorter, cause she doesn’t have time to make sure everything is right !! she’s got too much to say!! but yeah it’s the “cuz” for me lol, i have to go back and rewrite it every time
and i also don’t edit it (like at all) for this very reason. if i made a spelling error the. so did alya 🤷♀️ it happens. though i do re-read it and make sure it has all the details i need for that day~.