writing

Dear DAME writer,

Hi, I’m sinkauli, and I’m so glad that you’re writing for me! I’m fairly easy to please, but do refer to my Great Likes and Dislikes Master Post. I don’t insist on all characters in the request: please write one or more as the story requires. Also, I like Disney films or I wouldn’t be

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The Great Likes and Dislikes Master Post

I’ve written so many “dear author” letters for exchanges now, and copied my lists of likes and dislikes from one to the other with minor alterations, that I think it’s time for a master post. I’ll still give “hard” DNWs in signups, of course, otherwise they’re not enforceable. But the fact that you’ve reached this

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Dear Crossworks writer,

Thank you for writing for me! I’ll do my best to make it easier, but please feel free to ignore my prompts if you have a different fun idea. FYI I’m sinkauli on ao3. 1. Lord Peter Wimsey/Blandings Castle/Miss Marple This almost asks for a detective story at Blandings Castle! But anything else is fair

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Dear Worldbuilding writer,

Hi, I’m sinkauli on ao3. Here you can see my works (admittedly not very much yet, I’m fairly new to this), and my bookmarks, and this blog here is full of my reading notes. I’m repeating much of my Yuletide letter with some worldbuilding-specific changes and additions, so there’s general stuff in it that you

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Yuletide 2020 recommendations

Obligatory Recommendations Post, pendant of my brag post. This is my gift and I’m SO HAPPY Unforeseen Effects (5310 words) by astraev Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Young Wizards – Diane Duane Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Dairine Callahan, Nita Callahan, Kit Rodriguez, Darryl McAllister, Irina Mladen, Carmela Rodriguez Additional Tags:

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Yuletide 2020 writing

Claiming bragging rights. By the comments I got, I think I’m entitled. A Letter, Unsent (1078 words) – Margery Kempe & Julian of Norwich This was my actual assignment, the other three long stories are pinch hits. When I offered it I hoped SO MUCH that I’d get it and already had snatches of text

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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi, I’m sinkauli on ao3. I don’t know who you are (yet, at least), and you probably only know me from my bookmarks and my one story (or two if I’ve managed to finish the space meerkat one) and what you can read on this blog (please do; almost everything I’ve written this year is

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Following writers

When I was going through my Twitter following/followers list it seemed that I follow A LOT OF writers, so I made a list and found that it’s true: almost a third, 111 people. They have published books, call themselves “writer” or something similar in their bio, and/or I know from conversations that they write. I

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I wrote a thing

Sunday morning, in church, during the Lord’s Prayer in various languages, a tiny story idea (an idea for a tiny story, not a tiny idea for a story, I get the latter all the time) fell into my head ready-made. At post-service coffee I told the plot to a couple of choirmates and they said

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Writer’s brain

I put on a coat I hadn’t worn for some time and found a folded piece of paper in the pocket: an old church bulletin. This told me when and where I’d last worn it, of course. But suppose that it had been a Clue! I used to play detective a lot when I was

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