Bay City Library Interview with Elisa Valero

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Title: Bay City Library Interview with Elisa Valero
Interviewer: Wolfpup
Interviewee: Elisa Valero
Date(s): August 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Starsky & Hutch
External Links: interview is here, Archived version
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In 2006, Elisa Valero was interviewed for the Bay City Library.

See List of Starsky & Hutch Fan Interviews.

Some Excerpts

... apart from writing, reading or cooking among a few other hobbies, I love to mess and make artworks with the help of graphic design programs like PSP or Photoshop. I enjoy too making songvids, though actually, regarding all that stuff I am much clumsier that I'd like.
As many fans of the show, I like more than one episode. "Bloodbath", "Shootout", "Pariah" and "The Fix" are among my favorites. However if I only can chose one, this one has to be "A Coffin for Starsky" In there, the bond of friendship is especially noticeable and poignant, (The roof scenes, with Starsky giving up his last chance to find an antidote to save Hutch's life are just unforgettable!) It's a very intense and dramatic episode, and dramatic episodes are the ones I enjoy the most... I am debating between "Huggy Bear and the Turkey" and "Dandruff" [as my least favorite episode]. I don't know if it's worse to see the guys as they do appear in "Dandruff", or not see them almost at all.
I can't believe the idea of somebody surviving such serious injuries as Starsky endured in that episode. However, if I must believe that premise, I just don't see him fit enough to come back to active duty. I rather picture Starsky suffering more or less important physical ramifications from the injuries and starting any kind of business with Hutch. Most likely a P.I. agency. Also I see both of them settling down. Getting married and having kids while their friendship last for life.
Beta readers are plainly essential for me, to help me improve everything in my stories, from usual expressions used in the English language to the coherence in the plots. And of course, they are absolutely respectful with my ideas, helping me very much to make my stories better. Actually, even if I were writing in Spanish, my first language, I'd need the help of a good beta reader all the same.
Feedback, when it's positive makes a writer feel real good. However, I think it can be too bit of a "trap" so to speak. I mean, if one's not careful, it can make you write with the main purpose of getting more and more of it, and make you feel discouraged if you don't get it, almost not caring about anything else, not even about the good time you supposedly had while writing the story, regardlessly of its "success". I love to get positive feedback, of course, but also, if something can be improved in any of my stories (And there's a lot to be improved in them, actually.) I feel especially grateful if somebody writes me to let me know what's wrong in there, and how I could possibly improve it. Constructive criticism is extremely helpful and when somebody sends it to you, it means that that reader has really paid attention to your story.