June 11th, 2020

Gibbs/Ducky: Smiles

30 Days of Fandom Meme Day 18

18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka 'bunnies') from?

I got inspiration from a variety of sources; when I wrote on a daily basis I could get inspired by pretty much anything. A random comment, a song, a lyric, a poem, a book, something someone said, nature, TV shows, films, etc. etc.

Watching/reading canon gave me a lot of bunnies, especially missing scene or 'fixing' something bunnies.

My own stories gave me other ideas, either for an actual sequel of just an idea for another story.

I would also get ideas from people's prompts when I used to do my Alphabet fiction meme. I would be given a prompt and a fandom/pairing and that would spark a bunny. On the few occasions it didn't, I would actually ask J if he could come up with an idea based on the prompt and he was extremely good at doing so. Not with the relationship side, he didn't consider that at all, but he could come up with an idea and I could fit the relationship around the idea.

I suppose though for the most part an idea just came to me - quite often at an inconvenient time e.g. in the shower. The idea could be a simple as a word or a line or as detailed as a lengthy scene. Sometimes I could write the entire story in my mind before I had a chance to sit down and actually write it.

You name it, I could get inspiration from it.

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