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Hello Yuletide Author!

I apologize profusely that I am writing this letter belatedly. Also, it isn't very long. For something longer and rambly, and with prompts I am STILL VERY MUCH interested in, you can check out last year's letter (which was the same as the year before that -- yes, I've have two crappy falls in a row. *wince*)

Yuletide Letter 2015

But you can also write without reading past letters!

This year, because of, well, how. uh. Ok, I don't why I'm having trouble saying this but my situation is not good, it's not stable, I'm really, really stressed. The POINT is just signing up for yuletide was a victory and I will be delighted with any story you write.

My favorite narrative kinks are h/c, identity porn (when it makes canonical sense), gossip/reputation/outsider POV, h/c, world-building, found families, and plotty fic in general. I love anything that shows that a character is loved, respected, valued, and NOT ALONE. I love when characters caring about each other creates problems for those characters (when it fucks up their composure, their reputation, their personal ambitions and schemes, etc). I love, love, love seeing relationships build so that they are different at the beginning than the end. Enemies -> Friends, Enemies -> Less-hateful Enemies, Strangers -> Lovers, etc.

If you want to write pairing fic, I usually don't prefer fic that focuses on mushy/sappy/fluffy romantic tropes: e.g. dates, anniversaries, staring into each other's eyes and thinking about how lucky they are to have found the man they love, etc. (Note: I don't actually care if the characters in a pairing ever get to the "I love you" point in your story. I pretty much prefer pairing fic that's nearly indistinguishable from gen devoted BFF fic.)

That said... if writing romantic feels is what you do best, go ahead! I'm seriously just happy to be in yuletide this year, and I will love any story I get in one of these fandoms. A+++, thank you so much.
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ETA: since offline life has gone a little crazy and since I requested the same fandoms, this 2014 letter has become my 2015 letter!

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Dear Yuletide Author,

Before I say anything else (and I’m going to say a lot, it’s just my way), thank you for writing for me. Every fandom I requested this year is a fandom in which any story, of any shape or size will make me happy. So write the story that grabs you.

I am a sucker for world-building, plot, and fully-formed characters, even in small doses. Now, you could write from just that, but if you would like more info, what follows is an extended digression on likes, dislikes, and the wee, tiny fandoms I've requested.

More on that... the infamous optional details )


Fandoms:
More optional details: The Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells, The Element of Fire by Martha Wells, Scrapped Princess, Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Gotham )

That’s all for my requests. I hope you found something in there that helps you. If not, go where your heart takes you. You are writing a story in a wee, tiny fandom of my heart. I already love it. Thank you!

Cheers,
Pen
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Dear Yuletide Author,

Before I say anything else (and I’m going to say a lot, it’s just my way), thank you for signing up to write some of my favorite wee fandoms. Every fandom I requested this year is a fandom in which any story, of any shape or size will make me happy. So write the story that grabs you.

I am a sucker for world-building, plot, and fully-formed characters, even in small doses. Now, you can take that and go, but if you would like more clues, what follows is an extended digression on likes, dislikes, and those wee tiny fandoms I've requested.

More on that... the infamous optional details )

Fandoms:
More optional details: The Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells, Lilo & Stitch, The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells, Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers )

That’s all for my requests. I hope you found something in there that helps you. If not, go where your heart takes you. You are writing a story in a wee, tiny fandom of my heart. I already love it. Thank you!

Cheers,
Pen
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Dear Yuletide Author,

Before I say anything else (and I’m going to say a lot, it’s just my way), thank you for signing up to write some of my favorite wee fandoms. Every fandom I requested this year is a fandom in which any story, of any shape or size will make me happy. So write the story that grabs you.

I threw a number of prompts at you because I know for me, "Write anything!" is the most difficult thing to write. I am a sucker for world-building, plot, and fully-formed characters, even in small doses. If you want to come up with a plot arc and then write me 1000 words of the second to last scene or 1000 words of the first, I will be right there with you.

Now, as far as I'm concerned you can take that paragraph and go, but if you would like more clues, what follows is an extended digression on likes, dislikes, and those wee tiny fandoms I've requested.

More on that... the infamous optional details )

Fandoms:
(Last year, when I was binge-reading everyone else’s yuletide letters, I realized that I wanted to read everyone’s prompts and their comments, not just their comments on their prompts, so I included my prompts in mine this year.)

More optional details: The Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells, Scrapped Princess, Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers )

That’s all for my requests. I hope you found something in there that helps you. If not, no worries. You are writing a story in a wee, tiny fandom of my heart. I already love it. Thank you!

Cheers,
Pen
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Dear Yuletide Author,


Hi, hi! I am so excited I keep editing minute details of this letter because it's the only way I can cope with waiting for assignments. XD

First off, thank you for signing up to write some of my favorite wee fandoms. Every fandom I requested this year is a fandom in which any story, of any shape or size will make me happy. So go where inspiration takes you! (ETA: I'm sorry, I did edit this just recently because I realized I hadn't said this clearly anywhere.)

I threw a number of prompts at you because I know for me, “Write anything!” is the most difficult thing to write. I hope I gave you something you could get a grip on, or at least some clues about my favorites kinds of stories.

More on that... the infamous optional details )

Fandoms:
(Last year, when I was binge-reading everyone else’s yuletide letters, I realized that I wanted to read everyone’s prompts and their comments, not just their comments on their prompts… so I included my prompts in mine this year.)

More optional details: Temeraire, Tortall by Tamora Pierce, Scrapped Princess, Prince of Persia )

That’s all for my requests. I hope you found something in there that helps you. If not, no worries. You are writing a story in a wee, tiny fandom of my heart. I already love it. Thank you!

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