DOES ANYONE HAVE JOB INTERVIEW TIPS FOR EXTREMELY SHY AND AWKWARD PEOPLE BECAUSE AFTER
SURVIVING A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH A NICE LADY YESTERDAY THEY SELECTED MY APPLICATION AND I HAVE A FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER PERSON IN TWO DAYS AND I’M SCARED THANK YOU
New Interview where Special Talks about the Manchester attacks and the new album
Special Ghoul honors Chris Cornell… the brakes hit and I’m so fucking emotional about this. Special.. I will sob in your arms.. Having one person I love honor the passing of another I love.. holy hell..
but how do you have such a good grasp of Jamie and Claire? i mean honestly reading your stuff is so often just like reading the canon books. I'd love to write fic but i don't feel like my jamie and claire would sound liek them. any tips?
oh well, thank you so much for that!
Honestly, for ME, it’s all about the audiobooks. Doesn’t suit everyone, but it really helped me get those cadences and tones and accents firmly entrenched in my mind. Most times audiobook narrators are overemphasizing every emotion and piece of dialogue which can feel weird, but it honestly gave me such a vivid sense of these characters that I don’t think I would have gotten as strongly through a paper-read. Not everyone can dig audiobooks but, it is the ONLY way I read fiction. Not kidding one bit.
But in the spirit of being actually helpful (haha) here are some key things for writing Jamie and Claire
*Rather erudite in her manner of speaking and forming various thoughts, be they of large significance or, alternatively, laughably infinitesimal.* (Claire uses bigass words and convoluted sentence structures)(She’s grown up with scholars)(don’t force it, but she has a very high-level vocabulary and manner of speaking).
Tends to bluster and insult when she’s out of her element as a way to stall (this is critical, imho) and give herself time to come back with a more intelligent attack.
Can take on an almost-prim manner sometimes, but usually in jest or as a way to lovingly bait someone. Claire really enjoys the art of conversation, and seems to like to dance around topics in a fun, conversational way with people she likes spending time with.
Honorable: he consistently chooses others and “right” over his own desires, often at great personal cost and suffering.
Relentless: whether it be digging in his heels for an argument (Fraser stubbornness) or loving those he cares for to the end of time and back.
Incisive: he can make important decisions quickly, and *well*. He’s intuitive and can process that intuition very quickly to make good decisions (particularly in battle or other high-stress scenarios). Jamie isn’t usually one to waffle about. Once he’s made a decision, it is made, and he can proceed confidently based on his convictions.
Matter-of-fact: Unlike Claire, who can take a bit more of a cagey approach to difficult topics while she gets her bearings, Jamie is direct and pretty guileless about most things, even matters of the heart.
And for both of them general, HUMOR [or humour if you must ;) ]is an important part of their interaction. They tease and they poke, and that’s integral to how they enjoy one another. They have fun, and it’s one of the most important pieces of their tenderness and chemistry, I would say
Anyway, there are certainly many aspects I haven’t touched on, but those are some of the biggies for me. I hope that’s helpful in some way!
On wedding day: its your big day!!
Roka: its your big day!!
Engagement its your big day!!
Mehndi: its your big day!!
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Shaadi: its your big day!!
Reception still your big day!!
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