Interview for Secret Nerd Princess

I know, I know.  I do these on Friday’s normally, but I wanted to get this done now so that I can concentrate on my project.  See you guys hopefully Monday.  If not, I will catch you on the following week.

This lovely lady agreed to share her thought with us.  Please feel free to visit her, or to leave messages!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?  Secret Nerd Princess

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
The first place new chapters go up is on my wordpress site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/ and it’s the only site that has all my stories, fanfiction, original, and poetry. But I also post on Fanfiction, Better in Texas, Archive of our Own, and TheFlashArrowFanfiction. I’m Secret Nerd Princess on all of them.

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?
Coffee. Always coffee. Unless I’m sick, then it’s coffee with a side of tea.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?
Non Alcoholic: Coffee, I have a serious addiction to the little Starbuck’s Doubleshot cans. Alcoholic: I’m a whiskey girl, mostly on the rocks with a splash of water, but sometimes I’ll go for a whiskey and ginger (ale.)  Whiskey of choice is Bushmill’s.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?
When I was much younger someone bought me a shot of Tequila Rose, which to this day I’m not sure if it’s a mixed shot or an actual liquor. All in all it’s disgusting: think Bailey’s mixed with Tequila. My mouth hated me after that.  

What foods do you love?
Sushi. Cheddar Bratwursts. Kraft Mac and Cheese. Tacos. Baked potatoes with lots of sour cream—sometimes I just have a baked potato for dinner.  

What is your go to food for comfort?
My dad’s Chicken Pot Pie (dutch style—meaning no crust, but big, thick noodles)

What do you like to snack when writing?
Either dry roasted peanuts or Smokehouse Blue Diamond Almonds and some form of chocolate (normally with caramel.) I always have Starbuck’s Doubleshots on hand. Always.

Is there a scent that says home to you?
Not really, but I do love the way the wind smells right before it rains.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?
Gasoline.

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?
Scotland. I’ve always wanted to go there. There and Peru. Oh! And the Yucatan Peninsula.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?
England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  She was such a badass. And then I’d get to meet Shakespeare, preferably in a little pub where we can get drunk together. I’d love to pick his brain.

What music do you like?
I like all kinds and don’t really limit myself by genre, but if you were to take a look at my collection it’s mostly good old fashioned bar bands, The Hold Steady and Lucero for example, or pop punk, think Green Day. Bruce Springsteen and The Hold Steady are my favorites though.

Is there a genre or song you hate?
Anything misogynistic. And there’s an awful lot of it out there in every genre. The one song I cannot stand to listen to though is “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” Really? In what universe is a tractor sexy? I don’t even get it. A hot, sweaty, shirtless man driving a tractor—sure—but the tractor itself, nope.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:
I’ve been known to instigate dance parties: anywhere, anytime. In friends’ houses, at bars, in the kitchen at whatever restaurant I’m working at. I’m especially fond of cranking up the stereo in my living room and dancing by myself.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?
You know, despite the fact that I’ve been writing since I was in my early teen years, I’m not one of those people who remember making up stories when they were a kid. I’ve just always loved reading and writing seemed an extension of that. I didn’t actually start writing fiction until a few years back in a Creative Writing class. I always wanted to try my hand at fiction, I’d been a poet up until that point, but I discovered I really like telling stories.

What do you enjoy the most about it?
Figuring out the best way to phrase something. It comes from starting out as a poet. In poetry, you’re always finding the perfect word, so that seems to have trickled over into my stories. I love beautifully written sentences that make you catch your breath after you read them. Recently, The Night Circus inspired that in me. The prose in that book makes me cry.

What do you like least about it?
That I never seem to have enough time to write. I’m constantly bribing myself with writing time. “If you do one load of laundry, you can write for the entire time.” “If you do the dishes, you can write for one hour.” Sometimes I don’t even bribe myself, though, I just figure the dishes aren’t going anywhere.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?
Absolute fear—I love my chapters until they go live, and then it’s all worrying. “Is my Sookie too whiny? My Eric too harsh?” “Did I use the wrong word?” “Will my readers like the chapter?” “Is it finally gonna come out that I’m a total and utter fraud?”

Where do you get your inspiration?
I work in the restaurant industry, so my stories are an escape for me. I’m constantly working out plotlines in my head while I’m taking orders. If you’ve never worked in the industry you have no idea how poorly people treat their servers or the things they say in front of the bartender. We don’t rank as real people to them, so they show their worst sides. That being said, I’ve also had the privilege of waiting on some of the nicest people ever. The nice people inspire good characters, the mean people—well let’s just say I didn’t write a story about a serial killer bartender without inspiration. 

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?
When I’m writing it’s always on computer, but I have a legal sized notepad on a clipboard where I work out issues with stories or scribble down new ideas.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?
Story outlines are written out on the legal pad, but chapter outlines only ever exist in my head.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?
When I’m writing the main body of a chapter I’ve usually got the TV on in the background, usually Netflix, writing in silence just doesn’t work for me. I love that I can just pick a TV show and let Netflix do its thing. But when I’m editing, I have to have silence, I get distracted and miss things otherwise.  

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?
People. I very much get into a zone when I’m writing. I don’t mind answering a text message here or there, but if the conversation goes on too long, I can’t deal. It takes me out of the moment.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?
Besides one shots, I have two finished stories. Dead on Arrival was my very first full-length story. I look back on it now and I have such mixed feelings about it. I love the story itself, but I feel like it’s obvious in the writing that it’s my first story. When I finished Wonderland, on the other hand, I cried. I felt like it was the story where I really found my “voice” and writing style.

What are your favorite fandoms to write?
I only write in SVM, Arrow, and Doctor Who. It takes very special characters to grip me enough to make me want to write them adventures. Stories for me always start with “What happens if…” I may branch out eventually, but my stories are tied directly to characters so I need a good idea. I would love to write for Battlestar Galactica, I adore Starbuck and Apollo, but I’ve never come up with a good idea for them.

That being said, Sookie and Eric will always be my favorites to write.

Who are your favorite characters to write
Eric Northman, Pamela Ravenscroft, and Felicity Smoak

Why?
Eric Northman: He has such a rich history, but it’s mostly undefined. Both of his makers despised him, I don’t. I like writing him because he’s such a challenge to write. There needs to be balance between him being an arrogant thousand-year-old vampire and a Viking with a heart of gold.

Pamela Ravenscroft: She’s Pam. ‘Nough said.

Felicity Smoak: She comes the closest of all the characters that’s most like me. With her, I can write all the witty, snarky language I use on a daily basis. I love her because she seems all lightness and hope, but there’s an undercurrent of darkness and pain inside her that she hides so well. Also? I always wanted to be a hacker.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?
Right now? Ray Palmer from Arrow.

Why?
I hated the way his character was written and how he treated Felicity in the third season. If his issues had been addressed on the show I might feel differently, but they weren’t, so he left an appalling taste in my mouth, which makes it really hard to write him without that seeping through.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?
The epilogue of Wonderland. I love writing romance tinged with heartbreak. The Doctor lived his happy ending, but at the end of it all came to say goodbye to Eric and Sookie.

The other scene I loved writing was Freyda’s Halloween party in Dead on Arrival. Based off of Dante’s nine levels of hell, it was the first time I really tried to write something dark and disturbing. I had much more fun with it than I would have thought.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?
The ending of the most recent chapter of Much Ado About Vampires. Sookie and Eric are still being stubborn. They still aren’t on the same page, but as their writer, I know they’re perfect for each other. They’re both so lost right now and I just want to make it right. I just wanted them to yell at each other and get out all their concerns, but then kiss and make up. Unfortunately, they aren’t there yet.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?
Yes.

Which ones and whom?
Pam’s potty mouth. Pam and Felicity’s snark. Sookie’s stubbornness.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?
I love Sookie and Eric. They’re so in love, but they have no idea. I just want to knock their heads together and lock them in a room until they work it out. They’re both flawed and I love flawed characters. I hate when they make bad decisions, but they seem more human to me that way.

How would you describe your fics?
Darkness with a side of romance. Romance with a side of darkness.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?
Wonderland. It has all the characteristics of my other fics, but I think it’s the most accessible, despite being a crossover. You don’t have to be a Doctor Who fan or a Sookie Vampire Mysteries fan to enjoy it. Though if you’re a fan of either, there’s a lot there for you to love. Not to mention, it’s the closest I’ve ever come to writing a straight up romance.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?
Just do it. Stop worrying about what people will think of it (advice I still struggle to follow.) If you’ve got a story that just won’t leave you alone, then sit down and write it.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)
No.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.
SVM: Fairytale Amber—Wordpress: Scratches – Eric and Sookie
True Blood: Meridian—AddictedtoGodric—Wordpress: Anticipating – Godric and Cara
SVM: Wannabewriter25—Fanfiction: I Remember You – Eric and Sookie
True Blood: Realjena—Wordpress: A Thousand Years – Eric and Sookie
Arrow: Dettiot—Fanfiction: Blinded by Love and Daring – Oliver and Felicity

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.
Is it even possible to pick a favorite Kittyinaz story? Answer: No.


::Blushing:: Umm. Yeah.  Wow.  Thanks Secret Nerd Princess!!!!!

And what can I say after that?  Umm… Go visit her and check her out, she is freaking awesome.  Seriously!  I might be biased, since she is the beta for MamaKitty, but still, I have loved all her stories!

Thanks for reading!

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Review for Much Ado About Vampires by Secret Nerd Princess

I have some requests out to see if anyone wants to be interviewed.  Those stories are to be the first to be reviewed.  If you wish to be featured here, please contact me by leaving a message on this post!

Now, this lady I am going to review does crossovers often in the True Blood world, but this time she is doing a True Blood story based upon my favorite Shakespeare Play, Much Ado About Nothing.

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 Name of Story: Much Ado About Vampires

Fandom: TB

Author: Secret Nerd Princess

Site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/fanfiction-stories/much-ado-about-vampires/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Description (Authors): 

Set in an alternate version of America where the vampires and the fae have joined together to run the country, Sookie Stackhouse is sent by her great-grandfather Niall to infiltrate the Fae Court. Along the way she meets Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area Five, who is frustrating, high-handed, and gorgeous. Can two societies be changed by an ex-waitress turned fairy princess?


Review: 

I am a personal friend of the writer, in fact, she betas for my mom! And I will admit I am begging for her to join my team.

She contacted me one day and we were talking. She asked if she can bounce a story idea off of me and Meridian.  We agreed, and low and behold Much Ado About Vampires was born.

If you ever had to study this story, there are schools of thought on the action before the play starts.  This is where Secret Nerd Princess starts her fic.

If you never read this play, or seen it, (My personal favorite is the one by Kenneth Branagh and the authors favorite is the one by Joss Whedon) you don’t need to know it.  She introduces you to the world she has built.

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Story Review: Mountain Mother by Illyth

Name of Story: Mountain Mother
Fandom: Hobbit
Author: Illyth
Site:  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10367810/1/Mountain-Mother
Rating (If Applicable): T
Pairing: Fem!Bilbo/Thorin

Description (Authors): She is more Took than Baggins, and she was so very lonely in her cozy smial. How would the story change for a young Billa Baggins, only a few years past her majority? How would this Billa’s story end? *this story starts right before the BotFA and will continue in to the rebuilding of Erebor* Fem!Bilbo, Girl!Bilbo

Review:

This story starts off right before BotFA, it was another fic that captured me and by god does it capture you. I was a bit hesitant at first because of the gender change but really it is fantastic!

It’s angst in the beginning, there are some good times and bad, and much guilt trips to the Dwarrow after they realise that their burglar had been hurt.

Billa is a strong character, much like her male counterpart the very least and has fought tooth and nail to keep her only family she has left, a mothers love and instinct. Will she forgive them or return home to the shire? Do the other Dwarrow’s respect her or will they treat her harshly because she was announced as a traitor to the king? Who knows, but you have got to read this, give it some love.

I promise you there is a happy ending, a lot of pain and hardships, mending of friendships and romance… but there is a HEA!

Interview for Katfergie

So, Here we are with another interview!!! I am amazed that each time I notify a writer of their story being reviewed, they have done an interview!  Amazing!!!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name? Katfergie

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium? I have posted on Fanfiction, livejournal, TWCS, but I prefer fanfiction

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee? Love tea, especially jasmine tea.

What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients? I love limeade, not the type you get at Sonic’s drive in but fresh squeezed limes with sugar.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked? I went out after work with some co worker who ordered a drink for me that they raved about. The only problem is that I am allergic to cherries and you guessed it the drink had maraschino cherry puree and juice. Needless to say I had to leave in a hurry swelling up is never attractive, and breathing is important.

What foods do you love? I love seafood in all its many forms. Steamed , baked, broiled,BBQ, grilled, roasted, even raw in some cases.

What is your go to food for comfort? crawfish etouffee or crab chowder

What do you like to snack when writing? cheese sticks, apple slices

Is there a scent that says home to you? sandalwood and jasmine, Those scents together remind me of sitting with my grandpa on the porch near the garden during the summer when I was a child

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever? dead possum

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be? Egypt I would love to see the pyramids, and it’s one of the few places I’ve never traveled too.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be? Mid to Late 19th century, because I loved the Victorian clothes

What music do you like? Almost everything

Is there a genre or song you hate? Hardcore rap and deathmetal

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about: I traveled quite a bit when I was in the military and I am a voracious reader. A friend originally told me about fanfiction because I was complaining about having to wait for books that were part of a series taking too long to come out.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing? I started writing poems and short stories way back in high school, but I started writing fanfiction on a whim when one of my girlfriends and I were joking around after watching an episode of True Blood, and told me I should write a story about true blood so I did.

What do you enjoy the most about it? It may sound strange but writing quiets down my mind, I’m so focused on what I’m writing all the other chaos becomes background static

What do you like least about it? I hate typing!

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel? Relieved and scared, I thought well I did I it, but putting my thoughts and ideas out there for everyone to judge is just a little bit scary

Where do you get your inspiration? Music mostly, sometimes a photo, something one of my kids says or a quote of the day it can be anything really life is full of inspirations depending how you look at it.

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium? This will sound odd since I already said I hate typing, and I really do, but I prefer computers. Because really, GOD BLESS SPELLCHECK!

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write? I just write, I have a concept in my mind so I can roughly tell you the story but as I write it just flows and sometimes what I thought was going on changes and becomes so much better than the rough idea.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)? I listen to music the most, but sometimes I just sit in silence and just feel what I’m writing.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write? You know that point when you hit a groove and the words are just flowing out of you …and then the phone rings!

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it? I haven’t finished yet

What are your favorite fandoms to write? True Blood is the only fandom I’ve published thus far but I’ve also written Harry Potter, and Inuyasha

Who are your favorite characters to write? Godric most definitely, I like background characters and male character the most

Why? He’s an known entity with so much room for expansion, we are given just enough background to make him interesting but it’s up to me to flesh him out and bring him to life. In general I prefer a males perspective to a females. I have been a tomboy or one of the guys most of my life, most of my friends and coworker are or were men. Guys are easier to relate to for me.

Who are your least favorite characters to write? I don’t care to write the perspective of lead characters or women

Why? everyone already has a preconceived idea of that character because you’ve already read so much about them I have known only two women who were close friends as an adult so you can pretty much say that I don’t understand most women.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why? My favorite scene was the takeover of Louisiana the fighting was fun to write and figuring out the logistics was challenging

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why? Emotional scenes like when her Gran died are difficult for me to write

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write? Sometimes

Which ones and whom? currently none

What do you like most about your preferred fandom? The fantasy of it all, and for the most part how supportive the feedback is

How would you describe your fics? romantic drama

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first? Well I only have the one to read so far.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be? Take in the positive and let go of the negative. There is always going to be that one person that has something nasty to say. More likely than not you will have more positive feedback than negative so don’t let that one negative out of one hundred get you down.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say? (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!) Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

The last Casualties HarryPotter fanfiction.net/s/6780275/1/The-Last-Casualties harry/hermione

The Human Strikes Back Twilight fanfiction.net/s/8268223/1/The-Human-Strikes-Back bella/OC (BetterInTexas!)

For God and Country Twilight fanfiction.net/s/8851162/1/For-God-and-Country bella/garrett

Atonement Twilight fanfiction.net/s/9253926/1/Atonement bella/garrett

Venom Twilight fanfiction.net/s/9471929/1/Venom bella/jacob

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer. not so much.

Character Interview

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Name of Character: Godric

Story he is in: Beacon in the Dark

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? known

Are they in character or Out of Character? yes and no

Nickname(s): Death

Date of Birth: 1st century BC

Occupation: Business owner

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): 5’8″ tall, short chestnut brown hair, hazel eyes, sinewy build

Significant other(s): Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman

Best Friend(s): Eric Northman

Enemies(s): Fellowship of the Sun

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Numerous tattoos over torso and biceps

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? Breath of Life by Florence and the machine

What is their favorite Movie? Zoolander

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? Ha may act reserved, but he has an acutely developed sense of humor.


I am so thrilled to be able to know more about this amazing woman!!! Truly, you need to read her story, it is one I jump on and read immediately when it has updates….

Thanks for reading!

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Story Review: A Shot in the Dark by Silver pup

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Name of Story: A Shot in the Dark
Fandom: Hobbit
Author: Silver pup
Site:  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8897326/1/A-Shot-in-the-Dark
Rating (If Applicable): T
Pairing: Thorin/Bilbo
Description (Authors): AU — When he opens his eyes again, he finds himself in his old bed in his old home in his old body. Is this death? Or a trick of magic? Either way, Bilbo recognizes a second chance when he sees one, and this time his adventure with Thorin is going to go a bit differently.

Review:

As some of you know, I have been a little bit obsessed with the Hobbit fanfiction as of late, even writing a crossover with that and the usual Twi. I think I have read nearly all the multi chapter (Non-modern) fics out there and this by far is my favourite.

It is a Fix-It story, so no deaths and by god it is amazing! It draws you in and before you know it, you’re hooked and can’t stop until you are done and wanting more!

The story starts off at the very beginning of the tale and only Bilbo knows what has happened and what to come. A cruel jest of magic or is it a blessing? But things don’t turn out the way that he intended, a little change of anything can set off a chain of reactions that no one intended or expected!

Everything is so capturing, the emotions, the descriptions… everything!

If you’re looking for something entertaining and different to read, then check it out!

Review for A Beacon in the Dark by katfergie

 

OK I said I don’t do FFN reviews often, and here I am doing another the following week.

But she updated!!! And it is one of my favorite stories that I read on there!

A Beacon in the Dark

 Name of Story: A Beacon in the Dark

Fandom: TB

Author: katfergie

Site: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8024731/1/A-Beacon-in-the-Dark

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie/Godric

Description (Authors): 

Sookie meets Godric under different circumstances when she is first introduced to the supernatural world. Can they find hope for the future in each other or will Godric be lost to the darkness? Not pro Bill. M for Lemons. G/S/E


Review: 

I started reading this story as she posted, and then she stopped.  I eagerly reread each chapter during that time, and then she updated.

Unfortunately, she didn’t update again until 7/26/15.  But the fun thing with her?  She doesn’t leave you on cliffhangers, and if the story was never updated again, you are not left wondering what the heck is going on.

She writes an engrossing story and only 10 Chapters she is at 141,874 words.  You just want to read to know what else is going to happen!  And she NEVER fails to deliver!

Additionally, this is her first fic.  Amazing!!!!

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Interview for Poca

Love when the ladies I am reviewing are thrilled to do the interview parts!!! Here is one for the lovely Poca!!!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?

I write under the name Poca, but you can call me Rose.

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?

I like to post on fanfiction.net and tumblr, hopefully I can branch out soon!

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?

I’m not a big drinker of either.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?

Not a big alcohol drinker, but my favorite drink would have to be… pomegranate juice?

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?

It’s not a funny story, but my best friend let me try her bailey and I ended up having two glasses of it and laughing and snorting like a damn fool. I’m a light-weight.

What foods do you love?

Pastas, baked goodies, pizzas and some nice fricase de pollo. Those are my weaknesses.

What is your go to food for comfort?

Oh, that’s easy. I love making cookies and brownies when I want comfort foods, I just make and drown myself in them.

What do you like to snack when writing?

Peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches.

Is there a scent that says home to you?

That would have to be my mom’s and grandma’s favorite perfume, White Diamonds.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?

Wet garbage, sadly. Thinking about it is already making me want to throw up.

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?

I would love to visit Puerto Rico. Family came from there and I would love to see it.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?

Either to see all the dinosaurs or ancient roman/Greek times. My love for dinosaurs runs deep, as does my love for ancient roman/Greek times.

What music do you like?

I don’t have a specific type of music I like. It’s just a jumble of different types and it keeps it fresh.

Is there a genre or song you hate?

House music? I guess. I don’t hate it, it’s just I don’t like very loud and deep bass music so I tend to avoid it.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:

I am a boring person, if you hadn’t guessed by my answers, but it’s the boring type of stuff I like to do. Staying in bed with my laptop or tablet, reading until it runs out of battery and I have to panic, watching let’s plays, hanging out at my friend’s house and doing the same stuff I do at my own house and baking!

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?

I’ve always liked writing little plots and stuff for comics I use to draw when I was little, but that grew into writing online!

What do you enjoy the most about it?

I enjoy putting my ideas out there and people enjoying them to the point they ask for more.

What do you like least about it?

When I have a roadblock. I can’t find the words or the energy to write and pushing myself makes me feel like the writing is not up to par if I do that.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?

Nervous. Completely nervous. I was, what… 15? 16? And I was scared that people were going to react negatively.

 Where do you get your inspiration?

Listening to music. For some reason certain songs will put a thought into my mind and I just say ‘Oh! That might be a good idea!’

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?

I have tons of notebooks and documents on my laptop filled with little things for my stories.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?

Most of the time, I just write and write, but after I get a random idea when listening to music I will go back and fix some stuff around.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?

I need sound as I do anything. Anything. Most of the time it’s either music or the sound of my favorite let’s players. I rarely watch TV, but I will keep it on so I don’t freak out over the silence.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?

Not having the energy to write. I beat myself up over it all the time.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?

I haven’t finished a fic yet, but I’m almost done with my oldest one.

What are your favorite fandoms to write?

I don’t have a favorite, but I’ve written True Blood, Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us/Fables. Those are the ones that have come out. I have many more fandoms that I have written a couple chapters for but not released.

Who are your favorite characters to write?

Other than my OC’s, hm… in my True Blood story I would have to say Pam. Walking Dead, Daryl, no doubt. WAU would be Bigby.

Why?

They’re all fun to write and have grumpy attitudes most of the time.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?

Um… father figures? I guess?

Why?

Gonna get personal here, but I don’t have a good view with father figures so that shows in my writing, sadly.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?

Right now, I love writing my Wolf Among Us story more. I loved the comics and the game so to write in the fandom is fun.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?

The first chapter is always the hardest because I want to write something that will capture the person, not make them just go and look for a better one.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?

Oh yeah. Big time. I add little bits of myself into the characters I write all the time.

Which ones and whom?

Miri, from my walking dead story, has my reaction to oranges. Charlotte, from the True Blood story, has my hard-headedness and Red, from my Wolf Among Us story, has my attitude.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?

I don’t really have a preferred fandom.

How would you describe your fics?

Drama, smut, angst, romance and some violence. I guess.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?

Depends, what type of story are they looking for exactly? What Are You?, my True Blood story, is cheesy vampire romance with some detailed smut. New World In My View, my Walking Dead story is nearly the same but with walkers. Cursed is taking the old red riding hood folktale and giving it a little spin.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?

Don’t be so nervous. Go over your story, make sure it makes sense to you so it would make sense to the readers, go over it again to lessen those feelings of doubt. Also, take criticism with open arms, sometimes it helps.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)

Oh, that’s easy. Since I was in a mentally and emotionally abusive relationship in the past, I would tell myself to run earlier so I wouldn’t have dealt with all that pain.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

Uh, I can only think of the stories I’m reading right now and waiting for.

Part of Your World by Cometeclipse, Dragon Age, Cullen, Inquisitor, Lavellan, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11278978/1/Part-of-Your-World

Degenerate Beauty Queens by CurbItKirby, Teen Wolf, Erica R., OC, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10417272/1/Degenerate-Beauty-Queens

What Lies Behind The Throne by bluster-squall, Dragon Age, Alistair, Cousland, Anora, Cailan T., https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11327690/1/What-Lies-Behind-The-Throne

We’ve Met Before by PrincessTverski, Dragon Age, Cullen, Trevelyan, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11150802/1/We-ve-Met-Before

Roots and Anchors by kawherp, Captain America, Steve R./Capt. America, OC, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10940035/1/Roots-and-Anchors

Character Interview

Pic for Charlotte

Name of Character:  Charlotte

Story (s)he is in: What Are You?

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? She is an original character.

Are they in character or Out of Character? She is in character.

Nickname(s): Little Dove, kiddo, min älskling (From what I can remember)

Date of Birth: Not listed

Occupation: Waitress

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): Black brown hair, green eyes.

Significant other(s): Eric

Best Friend(s): Eric, Bill, Sookie, Alex, Pam, Jessica.

Enemies(s): So far, Russell and the authority.

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Has barely visible scars from car accident, wings tattooed into her back.

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? They don’t have a theme song. Never thought of one.

What is their favorite Movie? The King and I, she loves musicals.

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? I can’t tell, spoilers!


I so love reading these interviews!!!   You learn such interesting things about the authors!!!!

Monday we have another fic already written up for a review!  See you then!

Thanks for reading!

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