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branchandroot: white chrysanthemum on black (chrysanthemum-stark)
[personal profile] branchandroot
So, here's a question: What is the most demanding kind of scene for you to write/draw/vid?

Up until today, I would have said, for me, it's a fight/game/sex scene, and yes they really are all three the same thing in my writing. You have to figure out the point of the scene, and figure out the action, and make it interesting and fresh. Tab A Slot B is no more interesting in a sports match or a sword fight than it is in a bedroom. I often find myself blocked or hanging on this kind of scene, especially if it's pivotal or has to advance the character development (which is the only reason to be writing it, in my opinion).

But!

After today? I say that a medical emergency or touchy operation scene is even harder. I feel wrung out like a rag. Even when I'm writing good, hot smut, I don't identify with my POV character to quite this extent. I mean, some, so I have a good echo for when it's hot, but not like this.

*rueful* My Sakura has decided that she's never, ever, ever going into medicine after this, and I can't say as I blame her.

Date: 2011-05-05 06:30 pm (UTC)
annotated_em: cross-section of a lemon (Default)
From: [personal profile] annotated_em
Mmm, yeah, I can see where that would be excruciatingly difficult to write.

I find scenes that are revisions of canon scenes to be difficult, these days, or maybe that's just the Tsunako fic's special challenge. But I guess I write to discover what's going to happen next, so revisiting something I already know all about is... boring.

Date: 2011-05-05 06:55 pm (UTC)
annotated_em: cross-section of a lemon (Default)
From: [personal profile] annotated_em
Oh, yeah, bridge scenes are a pain in the ass to write.

Date: 2011-05-05 07:36 pm (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
Action scenes, where there are lots of people coming in and out and reacting to each other in very physical ways. The logistics are so hard for me.

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