Ask the Author: trinityofone
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|Title:||Ask the Author: mtrinityofone|
|Date(s):||September 12, 2009|
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I first got into fandom at the innocent age of 14, with The X-Files; thankfully none of my early titled-after-Sarah-McLachlan-songs stories were ever posted. After that, I spent several years in BtVS/AtS fandom, writing a bunch of Buffy/Spike as well as my first slash fics, some of which unfortunately still do exist in the dark corners of the internet. But under different names, so good luck finding them. *eg*
More recently, I was really into Stargate: Atlantis, where I wrote, I think, close to 100 stories, some of which I actually don’t hate. Sweet!
As for when the Impala rolled into my brain, parked messily, and refused to leave… I started watching Supernatural the summer after the first season aired, having complained the previous summer when the ads went up that it looked like an X-Files ripoff and that those boys weren’t even hot. (Ha. Hahahaha. Haha. Oh, baby!Trin, I could just pinch your foolish little cheeks.) I mainlined the whole thing and from there continued to watch enthusiastically, but without paying much attention to the fandom. Then, like many other folks, last season Castiel swooped down from Heaven and recruited me to fight the good fight. Or, you know, write gay porn about him and Dean. Whatever.
My first SPN fic was, embarrassingly, this drabble. Amazingly, though, those 100 words banished some pretty serious writer’s block, and I’ve written 25 stories since, all of which you can find tagged here (although I’ve been meaning to make a sticky post for my SPN stuff, so I may edit this later with that link). My favorites are probably Quarters, the start of a goofy/serious Dean/Castiel & Sam/Ruby series; Make the Man, an exploration of what Castiel might have been up to during “It’s a Terrible Life”; and Apocrypha, a post-“Lucifer Rising” story from Chuck’s POV.Also, as of yesterday, I branched out from Dean/Castiel and wrote what I think might be the first (only?) Chuck/Becky story on the interwebs: Writing (And Other Things That Are Hard). I am perversely proud of this as I do so love Chuck, and I so, so love the meta.
It's also worth noting that I am very bad at editing myself: my first drafts tend to be pretty close to what I eventually "publish." However, the way the sentences flow is still very important to me. I think about rhythm a lot in my writing, and chose words for the way they sound together—possibly I sometimes even favor rhythm over good diction, which is maybe not the most awesome thing to admit. I fight a little internal battle between wanting to keep my prose minimalist and tight, and feeling some gut-need to have that rhythm to it. I guess since I suck at poetry, I have to get my writing-verse fun out with my prose writing!