Oh, Internet. I love that this is a world in which I can write a story with the moral 'some things are more important than not having sex with your brother' and nobody will bat an eyelid. (Other morals of my fics include 'it doesn't matter whether she's in human form or not; having sex with your best friend's dog is never going to have a positive impact on your friendship', 'you can't judge zombies just because they crave human flesh' and 'never let Jeremy Clarkson get his hands on a Charizard'.) Thank you so much for your reviews!
AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR WRITERLY ANGST. Awesome!
Sometimes, I really wish that I could write description. I'm fairly certain that my strongest point in writing is dialogue, and I am generally quite happy with that because character interaction is my favourite thing in the world, but every so often I will read a fic that throws me into a scene and absolutely takes my breath away with its beautiful descriptions.
I've been writing for eight years now, and I have never worked out how to write description. It is an ability that eludes me entirely. When I write, the only things I describe in any detail are the thoughts of the characters, and I limit external descriptions to three words of scene-setting and perhaps a couple of very plain sentences describing some gesture or action. It would be nice to be capable of more than that, I think; I love writing dialogue, but it doesn't create a sense of absorption and being there in the way that really good description does.
Share with me your writerly strengths and weaknesses, flist! And then those of you with complementary strengths and weaknesses can give each other advice and you can all become amazing super-writers who are brilliant at everything. Not that some of you aren't already. (Alternatively, you can tell me some of the weirder moral lessons that can be drawn from your fics.)