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MashUp: Fanfiction style!

Editing got to me this week, and I was making great progress – or so I thought! I was drowning in the ‘this sucks!’ zone and couldn’t see a way out. So, to free my mind I decided to create a mashup story using the submissions of fellow writers in my writing group. Don’t ask me what made me think this – I have no idea – some type of subconscious comparisons of others’ writings with my own. But, hey – who cares? The point is, it was fun!

No need for character creation, naming ormashupcloud development, the settings were already there – I just had to find a plot to unite them. That was the crazy bit!

As we are all somehow linked by the six degrees of separation theory, then there had to be a common thread for six stories.  And, you know what? It didn’t take much thinking about. In no time at all the story was written – it kinda wrote itself – and the time came to present it to the group. Would they be offended? Had I defiled their beloved characters? (WE all know how attached we writers become to our protagonists – and so defensive about their foibles and personality disorders) Would this result in me being ‘evicted’ from the group? Was it worth the risk?

Hell, yeah!

They loved it! Hurrah – and now I’ve found a new release mechanism. They just need to write faster cos I need some new stories to include in my  next ‘fan fiction’ tale.




Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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