I thought this would be an easy question to answer, but then I realised that ‘favourite’ is not the same as ‘most sentimentally fond of’.
I think it’s got to be Fifteen Words will Save and Sacrifice [Kate Stewart, Dr Who] which is both a whole fic and a single scene, since the reader is effectively sat on Kate’s shoulder for about 45 minutes. It’s not the sort of scene I usually associate with myself as a writer and I manage to throw myself down a rollercoaster of emotion when I read it.
30: Hardest Part of Writing
Believing that I’ve got ‘it’.
‘It’ is sometimes the character’s voice - does this really sound like Kate Stewart ordering her groceries not Caroline Elliot? Have I really managed to make this sound like Janet Fraiser is trying to save the patient rather than Kerry Weaver or Bernie Wolfe? More usually though, ‘it’ is the exposition in between the characters being themselves - have I explained enough of the landscape or scenario to make it believable that I’m about to now write X in Y situation? The reader’s got to take a leap of faith when reading any story…have I judged the leap I’m asking them to take right in this story, with this character?
At least, that was my answer to the question….but now I’m changing it to answering questions about writing ;-)
Thanks for picking those two…. and for being my ‘fic taster’ for those moments when ‘it’ is being elusive!
Know what is amazing? That Isak went the past two weeks thinking he had no one to talk to and no one cared and now he’s suddenly realised he has the worlds greatest best friend in Jonas cause Jonas really does care about him while simultaneously not giving a shit about who he dates. And I’m so happy because the girls in season 1 and 2 had each other to depend on and I’m just glad Isak has that too.
And now he knows Even cares as well cause the only thing cuter than that drawing is Isak’s reaction to it
“If you were both dumped by the same woman on the same day, you should say I’m an evil witch… and just curse me out together. You should console each other…You’re friends, after all… How could you fight like this?”
Listening to bts is like finding that comfy spot when you’re about to sleep, it’s great and content. Until you remember that you need to turn the light off and from there is just an emotional roller coaster that no one asked for.