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Mama Deb
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Ten signs you're reading a Mamafic

Everyone else is doing it.


10. Tight third, past tense. I love my tight third, although occasionally I will do a first person. Mostly though, tight third.
9. Single pov. You never see from another character's eyes.
8. No speech attributions. Nothing is said, asked, replied, or shouted, moaned or sighed.
7. People shrug and look and grin and so on *a lot*. They also fidget. This is a direct result of #8.
6. Adjectives and adverbs are *evil*.
5. There's way too much dialogue despite #8.
4. It has the major OTP (or one of the major OTPs) of the fandom, unless it's written for someone's birthday
3. It's written for someone else's birthday. On the birthday.
2. It's angsty, and possibly someone dies.
1. It's slash.

Comments



Aint no such thing as too much dialogue.



Here's something you might like: a cross between JA and Stargate.

Motcha says, "Now that boggles the mind."

Trust me on this one. I've written entire novels in dialogue.



Oooh! A screenplay! There's big money in that.

It's really hot, and it's more about the emotion and the relationship rather than the bumping uglies.