November 30th, 2007

Batarang TDK
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Open Thread: Oracle Hotline

This is the last Open Thread of November.  November is traditionally a bad month for me in life and in writing, but this one's been good so far.  *crosses fingers, knocks on wood*  So forgive me for being relentlessly positive when I ask:  what do you enjoy most about being a writer?  It can be a moment, a feeling, a result...anything at all.

Or what else is on your mind?
Typewriter Bat
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Workshop volunteers needed

Hi everyone!  December is probably going to be a light month around here--I'm certainly not going to ask someone to write an essay to be put up on either Dec. 24 or Dec. 31, for example.  But I'm starting to plan for January a bit and am asking for more volunteers!

As always, these are just suggestions:  if there's something you'd really like to write, just ask in comments and I'll sign you up!

Jason Todd (Robin)
Selina Kyle (Catwoman)
Oliver Queen (Green Arrow)
Lex Luthor
Alfred Pennyworth
Jim Gordon
J'onn J'onnz (Martian Manhunter)
Stephanie Brown (Spoiler)
Jaime Reyes (the new Blue Beetle)
Harvey Dent (Two-Face)
(Actually, an entire essay on the Gotham rogues would probably work well!)

Clark/Lex (probably Smallville-based)

I'm also thinking of starting essays about specific teams, the more famous incarnations of the DCU teams, such as:

The original Teen Titans
The New Teen Titans
The current Teen Titans
The Morrison/Waid JLA
The Giffen JLI
The Waid Justice League:  Year One
Outsiders v. 3 (the one with Dick and Roy)
(what am I missing here?)

Meta is starting to get a little tough...what would people like to see?

Choosing story lengths (comparing drabbles, stories, and series)
Transitioning from pre-relationship to established relationship in a series
Writing fight scenes
Writing slash, femslash, or het in general
How to get started writing (where do you get ideas from, where do you enter and deviate from canon, etc.)
(More suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  What meta do you care passionately about that you want to write or see written?)