Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview

Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview This will be our last prompt for a while, as The Twelve Trials of Triskelion is coming up. So here’s a (hopefully) easy prompt and again it’s in character. Your character is on a job interview or audition or other means of getting some form of employment. Never mind that the future doesn’t really have them the way we do. Just, find a way to get that person on an interview. Blog about its aftermath. We’ve got responses! RogueJawa gives us Prompt April 2014 Jespah added Aftermath of an...

Blog Prompt #17 – Blog as a Character – Pocket Conflicts

Blog Prompt #17 – Blog as a Character – Pocket Conflicts Once again, it’s time to blog in the voice of a character, either your own creation or someone from canon. This week’s prompt is about small conflicts. Stories need conflict. Otherwise, there’s not much to tell. But war, torture, divorce, bullying, and fights for survival aren’t the only conflicts out there. Some are just little things, like when someone doesn’t put the seat down. Your character’s blog entry is to be about a conflict that’s anything but earth-shattering. It’s those little, niggling annoyances and spats that give characters color, verve, and dimension. We’ve got responses! Rogue Jawa’s Teegan Rhys thinks her LCARS display has been changed deliberately jespah’s Marie Patrice...

Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction?

Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction?   It’s exactly as the title says – what has writing fan fiction taught you? And what do you think it can teach others? Bonus Question! What do you think, specifically, posting and reading fan fiction on Ad Astra has taught you? We’ve got responses! Miranda Fave added Fan Fiction Learning Curves FalseBill gave us 3-4-All:- Blog Prompt #16 – What Have You Learned from Writing Fan Fiction? jespah wrote Lessons from Fan Fiction You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without any of the headaches. Our community of authors offer a...

Blog Prompt #15 – Blog as a Character

Blog Prompt #15 – Blog as a Character Depending on how this goes, this might become a more regular feature of Boldly Reading. So, here’s the idea. Write a blog post as if you were a character, completely in character. This can be a canon character, or your own original character. Or, if you get permission, it might even be someone else’s original character. Because the calendar is changing, your subject is transitions. Don’t forget to answer as the character. How do you handle them? Do they frighten you? Inspire you? Sicken you? Amuse you? Tell us about a memorable transition. Maybe one that went well. Or, if you dare, one that didn’t go so well. Bonus questions! Let’s say you meet a character. It could be a canon person, or not....

Blog Prompt #14 – Beginnings

Blog Prompt #14 – Beginnings To dovetail with the AOS, let’s talk about beginnings First sentences, first kisses, first missions, etc. – what are some of your favorite ‘firsts’ on Ad Astra? What sorts of openings and firsts and premieres get you to keep reading? Bonus questions! How do you convert blank pages and blank computer documents into works of art? How do you get first ideas? What gets you started, or re-started?                     We’ve got a response! SL Walker answers with Beginnings. You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive strives to bring you quality fanfics without...

Blog Prompt #13 – What’s Star Trek?

Blog Prompt #13 – What’s Star Trek? To go along with this month’s AOS selection, here are some questions to chew on, since so many people feel that the JJ Abrams universe somehow is not Star Trek. What does it mean to you when a story is described as being Star Trek? What are the characteristics? Is there a bright line between Trek and not-Trek? Bonus questions! What are some of your favorite explorations of AOS on Ad Astra? How do you think these stories would change if they took place in TOS or one of the other series? We got responses! False Bill said, It’s Trek but not as we know it jespah asked, What’s Star Trek? You are always welcome to join us on the forums! Be sure to check out the Archive! Welcome! Since its founding in early 2009, the Ad...