Writing is something I do by feel rather than by a formula
or set of rules. (I know a lot of rules, but these operate in the back
of my mind; the story itself develops from educated instinct.) As such, I proceed
with confidence. Im quite aware that what I do, I do competently, and better in all due
modesty than that produced by the vast majority of fanfic contributors.
Telling others how to write, though, thats a different matter
entirely. What works for me might not work for everyone (or even for most people), and my natural arrogance begins
to waver when I step outside that realm where I feel most at home. As such,
this section will differ from all the others on my page in one particular: here,
I not only welcome but actively desire submissions by other writers on this subject.
In fact, since the original idea came from the Bearded One, and since the first four essays
(three of them mine) appeared on the Nonfiction
Archive of his New
Generations Fanfiction page, his opening opinions
on the subject will lead the list of pieces that follow.