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Fanfic as a training ground...

I just listened to an episode of The Dragon Page's Cover to Cover, with Michael & Evo ( http://www.dragonpage.com/archives/cover_to_cover_219.html )[remember kids, no fancy-schmancy links when I post from work...]
and they were interviewing author Naomi Novik who just had the 3rd book of her trilogy released.
One fun thing I learned in the interview is that for years before writing a novel she wrote fanfic (and admitted it!) When Michael asked which fandom she was non-commital saying that she had written for about 20 different fandoms over time.
I loved this!
There are some really awesome writers out there doing fanfic and it's nice to see that their talent can be recognised by getting printed in the "real world." I know there are several people on my friends list who write way better than some of the so called professional writers I have read.

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genpyris
Jun. 5th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
but was it slash-fic?
hellziggy
Jun. 5th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
She didn't say... So we'll just assume that yes, it was. Because that's all there is, right? *grin*
kajicarter
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
That's probably why she didn't specify any fandoms. With some of them, that *is* all there is! Hmmm...how to find out...?
hellziggy
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I think this will require some investigation later (when I'm not at work...)
timprov
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
naominovik, and her books are really, really good. I don't know anything about the fanfic.
hellziggy
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Cool.
For some reason I'm thinking she used a different LJ name when she was doing fanfic... *grin*
I've got her books on my "Stuff I should check out" list.
kajicarter
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
The first one was lovely! The second one should be showing up from the library any day now. If I had the cash, I'd devour them all at once.
mhuot
Jun. 5th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Links are easy! You just have to learn one tiny tiny piece of HTML, I promise it won't hurt.
hellziggy
Jun. 5th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
I remember lj_nametags and bold and italic and

different

font

styles

and crossing shit stuff off and making words BIG and making words small.
You can't possible expect my little brain to remember links and images too?????
mhuot
Jun. 5th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you can handle it. Images are not so important, but they are easier than links.
kajicarter
Jun. 5th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...still working on it. Apparently she was one of the founding members of Vividcon, and I used to know some of those folks....
hellziggy
Jun. 5th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to find her secret identity yet... :(
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