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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.
  
Because of his interest, both academic and personal, in the art and craft of writing fiction, E. A. Smith conducted a series of interviews with various fanfic authors concerning their best and most popular works, using questions of both his own devising and those submitted by fellow fans.  These interviews can be found at [http://www.the-wildone.com/authorinterviews.html The Contrarian's Corner] and [http://glitterberries.freehostia.com/fanfiction.html Glitter Berries].
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Because of his interest, both academic and personal, in the art and craft of writing fiction, E. A. Smith conducted a series of interviews with various fanfic authors concerning their best and most popular works, using questions of both his own devising and those submitted by fellow fans.  These interviews can be found at [http://www.the-wildone.com/authorinterviews.html The Contrarian's Corner] and [http://www.glitterberries.com/fanfiction.html Glitter Berries].
  
 
==Daria Fanworks Awards==
 
==Daria Fanworks Awards==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.the-wildone.com/interviews/EA_interview.htm 2005 Interview with Richard Lobinske on Contrarian's Corner]
 
* [http://www.the-wildone.com/interviews/EA_interview.htm 2005 Interview with Richard Lobinske on Contrarian's Corner]
* [http://glitterberries.freehostia.com/author_easmith.html Fanfics on Glitter Berries]
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* [http://www.glitterberries.com/author_easmith.html Fanfics on Glitter Berries]
 
* [http://ssw.ssw.net/fansub/fanfic/ms/smithea/smithea.htm Fanfics on Sick, Sad World]
 
* [http://ssw.ssw.net/fansub/fanfic/ms/smithea/smithea.htm Fanfics on Sick, Sad World]
  

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