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30 Days of Fandom meme - Day 10

10 - Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?


Hmmm, how to answer this...

I don't think (for me) that's a matter of can't or couldn't...

what it seems to be is a matter of WHAT i'm writing for the pairing... I think this question is stated with the assumption that when you write a pairing you're writing them in a 'love-match'... or something with the bent of them as a workable pair...

some of my stories that I like the most are stories that work with the idea of two people in conflict... where they're not on the same page and things are mis-understood or unhappy...

so, no is my answer, i guess... when I have a hard time with a pairing i just find a plot line that feels like the truth of the matter and go from there

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mercy2908
Aug. 2nd, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
Yes, it's difficult to know for sure. If you never try, you don't really know, and if you try, it's because you feel confident you can. I have to admit there are things I will never be able to do because I don't want to, and not because I can't. he he
dianaryan
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
actually.. i had a couple of writers challenge me to a fiction writing ... well, challenge... and it was something i was pretty sure was going to knock me on my butt...

and while I don't think i was AWESOME at it.. it really felt good to stretch!

i hope they'll pick up with it again... it was FUN and TOUGH
mercy2908
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
That's admirable. I can't really write for a challenge. You know I never take part in the writers' writing prompts because I am unable to do so.
dianaryan
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
i don't think you give yourself enough credit :D
mercy2908
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)
Probably he he
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