So here's the thing. I need some help with fic writing. Long term basis, probably heavy on discussing characterisation. I'm looking for someone to act as a sounding board, more or less. Hash out plot (AHAHA), bounce ideas back and forth, that sort of thing.
Someone who has a good grip on Brennan's voice especially, since I'm relatively good at knowing what she'd *do* in certain situations, just not being able to get it across accurately- not knowing how she's express herself. I have no idea if I'm being clear. Booth I can handle, Angela figures into some of my ideas and I think I've got a good handle on her as well. Brennan, despite me actually having a lot in common with her in the socially-lacking area, not so much. Frankly, I think it's because I'm afraid I'll identify with her too much and start putting things I'd say rather than what she'd say. But that's a little weird, so anyway.
The main part of this will be keeping me on track. If I start veering off the canon character track, you need to crack my knuckles with a ruler. So, being able to keep canon and fanon very separate is a must. I need someone to run things by at several points in the writing process, and be told 'hey, you're making Booth sound way too girly' or 'no way in hell Angela would say that'.
And possibly the most important part is you need to be brutal. I need someone like me- nothing personal and no offense intended, but for god's sake tell it like it is. There will be no hurt feelings. If it sucks ass, tell me. I really do want to know. Criticism is welcomed with open arms. Praise is also lovingly accepted, but don't tell me it's good or okay when you don't think it is. And tell me why. Honestly. Tact is appreciated but not required.
I'm not especially looking for a beta as such, which is why I didn't try out the ones listed in the beta post. :)
I'm not prolific, I hardly ever finish anything (which is why I need help with this sort of thing), and I'm busy irl so while I'm looking for an ongoing thing, the time involved won't be considerable. You're not going to get 30 pages of fic hefted at you every week or anything. I only write sporadically, and I don't think I've written anything over 6 pages in my life.
So, um, yeah. Any takers? I'm open to more than one 'someone'. The more opinions, the better off I'll be.