Hello and welcome to the scribble pad, a place to discuss aspects of fanfic writing, ideas, and to complain about writer’s block! This thread is a bit of a mix of the social thread and the help thread. Here you can discuss specific stories you are currently working on, any challenges you may be facing with writing in general, or just different approaches to writing and posting fanfic. While this thread is similar to the Writer's Desk, this is more of a place for conversation rather than specific help. In the Writer's Desk you could ask "What's a Star Wars way to say 'It was his cross to bear'?" whereas in the Scribble Pad, you could talk about "Is it okay to use Earth idioms and how often is too often? Does it get confusing if you make too many SW equivalent idioms up?" Different topics could include: - experimenting with an “unreliable narrator” - warnings – when are they needed and when are they unnecessary spoilers? - what info to give at the opening of a story? - when does “breaking the rules of points of view” become sloppy writing? - keeping vignettes together in one thread VS creating a single thread for every story you write The Rules: 1. TOS apply 2. Talking about current works in progress is okay, as well as “thinking out loud,” but no shameless pimping (IE posting “READ MY STORY!!”) and for specific help, go to the Writer’s Desk. 3. Linking to stories is allowed, but must be reasonably on topic or as an example. 4. Stay positive – if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. 5. Remain open – if you decide to “think out loud”/brainstorm here, be open to input, but also be understanding if someone doesn’t want to take your ideas as part of their story.