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April 17th, 2008
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Have done another 1000 words for the asoiaf_exchange fic, but not really happy with them. I'm struggling to tell the story from two viewpoints, trying to split the telling between 2 POVs much like grrm does. I've rewritten the 2nd pov once already but it still doesn't sit right with me. Not sure if i've been unable to capture the essence of the character and need to re-read them from the books, or whether it just isn't working trying to do multiple povs for this particular story. Maybe what i'm missing is wanting to have one character's reactions, and being constrained with the viewpoint of the other. However I do want to illustrate certain things my using different perspectives :s Going to have to think about that one and decide what's best for the story. Think I'll keep going as things are I think and just try and get all the story told and down 'on paper'. I can always go back and edit the text to be from the initial viewpoint if things don't work out.

Also, having read some of the asoiaf_equinox fic I was too late to sign up for, i'm slightly scared at the good writing and storytelling i'm seeing. It's my first fanfic ever so I know I have nerves and all, but it's still daunting!

Also, I was stamped as Oberyn Martell in asoiaf_stamp which was quite a nice surprise :) Nowhere to host the pic yet but i'm sure i'll get round to registering another domain soon so will put it up then.

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From:lodessa
Date:April 17th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
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When I wrote my Jaime/Brienne fic for the last round of the exchange, I tossed at least three beginnings and spent a couple hours re-reading their chapters in AFFC. I kept feeling like I was choosing the wrong POV. The important thing is to keep writing, because eventually something you like will come out.

The fandom does have the advantage of not being populated primarily by 14 year old girls, like most, but I am sure that you have a lot to bring it. There are far too few voices in it, and diversity is the spice of life.
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From:fiendishrogue
Date:April 18th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
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Thank you, that's pretty much exactly what I needed to hear to encourage me :D

I have to admit whilst i've not participated in other fandoms before, I do very much get the impression that the asoiaf peeps are more mature than most, I guess that comes hand in hand with the territory covered in the books.

I think i'm going to not read anyone else's fic until i've gotten at least the first draft of mine done, that way I won't get all distracted and all 'etch-a-sketch-end-of-the-world' just because i've read some good writing by someone else and think mine sucks in comparison ;p
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From:lodessa
Date:April 21st, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Always glad to be able to encourage.

Yes, the territory covered by the books, and the fact that the fic writing section of the fandom is small and contained.

I can definitely understand that.
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From:deeplyunhip
Date:April 18th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
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What two viewpoints are you writing? I'm not a huge fanfic writer, so I doubt I'll be joining that community, but I am very curious!
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From:fiendishrogue
Date:April 18th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
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Part of the rules of the community mean stories are posted anonymously to start with (to be commented on objectively I guess) so don't want to 'tip my hand' in public just yet (although the likelihood of anyone reading and making the connections is very small, I do try to obey the rules!).

So, i'll send you a private message if I can figure out how to, never having done it before!
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