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==Writing History==
 
==Writing History==
  
E. A. Smith began writing fiction shortly after learning to read at the age of three, and began to take his writing seriously at the age of 17, writing his first novella.  An attempt at a novel soon followed, along with several shorter works, and he has many story ideas left to pursue.  An idea for a Daria college-era fanfic series formed shortly after he discovered Daria fanfic in early 2002, but he did not begin act on these ideas until January of 2005, when he wrote the [[Love's Labours Trilogy]], a series of three interconnected short stories that took some of his older fanfic ideas and spun them in a new direction.  [[Seven Days]], [[Nowhere Man]], and [[The Tempest]] (a direct sequel to the original trilogy) followed in the next few months.  After this, Smith's output slowed considerably, and he produced only two fics between October 2005 and March 2007—[[So Long As Men Can Breathe]], another college-era work, and [[Good Intentions]], Smith's only fully canon fic.  Smith plans no more fics for the immediate future, but has several ideas in various stages of development, to be fleshed-out when inspiration strikes.
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E. A. Smith began writing fiction shortly after learning to read at the age of three, and began to take his writing seriously at the age of 17, writing his first novella.  An attempt at a novel soon followed, along with several shorter works, and he has many story ideas left to pursue.  An idea for a Daria college-era fanfic series formed shortly after he discovered Daria fanfic in early 2002, but he did not begin act on these ideas until January of 2005, when he wrote [[The Love's Labours Trilogy]], a series of three interconnected short stories that took some of his older fanfic ideas and spun them in a new direction.  [[Seven Days]], [[Nowhere Man]], and [[The Tempest]] (a direct sequel to the original trilogy) followed in the next few months.  After this, Smith's output slowed considerably, and he produced only two fics between October 2005 and March 2007—[[So Long As Men Can Breathe]], another college-era work, and [[Good Intentions]], Smith's only fully canon fic.  Smith plans no more fics for the immediate future, but has several ideas in various stages of development, to be fleshed-out when inspiration strikes.
  
 
Smith's fics are all angst-driven to various degrees, and focus more on the inner life and struggles of the characters (especially Daria) than on external plot (though [[Seven Days]] could be considered an exception to this rule, as it is easily the most plot-driven of all of Smith's fics).  This is especially true of the [[Love's Labours Trilogy]] and its sequel [[The Tempest]], which are written in first person from Daria's perspective, a style that naturally steers the story towards the examination of Daria's thoughts and motives rather than actions.  These fics, along with [[Good Intentions]], have also been described as "[[Daria mental-torture fiction]]", because they involve Daria facing the results of and trying to rectify her own character flaws, a painful process driven by very angst-ridden circumstances.  A partial departure from this trend is [[So Long As Men Can Breathe]], which—though still angst-driven—concerns both Daria and Jane struggling with the nature and use of their creativity and art, rather than negative aspects of their characters.  Despite their sometimes-depressing tone, Smith's fics (again, except for [[Seven Days]]) end on a hopeful and redemptive note.
 
Smith's fics are all angst-driven to various degrees, and focus more on the inner life and struggles of the characters (especially Daria) than on external plot (though [[Seven Days]] could be considered an exception to this rule, as it is easily the most plot-driven of all of Smith's fics).  This is especially true of the [[Love's Labours Trilogy]] and its sequel [[The Tempest]], which are written in first person from Daria's perspective, a style that naturally steers the story towards the examination of Daria's thoughts and motives rather than actions.  These fics, along with [[Good Intentions]], have also been described as "[[Daria mental-torture fiction]]", because they involve Daria facing the results of and trying to rectify her own character flaws, a painful process driven by very angst-ridden circumstances.  A partial departure from this trend is [[So Long As Men Can Breathe]], which—though still angst-driven—concerns both Daria and Jane struggling with the nature and use of their creativity and art, rather than negative aspects of their characters.  Despite their sometimes-depressing tone, Smith's fics (again, except for [[Seven Days]]) end on a hopeful and redemptive note.

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