Cascade Library Interview with Saoirse
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|Title:||Cascade Library Interview with Saoirse|
|Date(s):||March 24, 2009|
|External Links:||interview is here; reference link|
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I use a pen name so the folks I sell nonfic to won't find my fan fic and laugh at me! It's pronounced SEERsha. It's Irish for "freedom."
I think it's human nature to feel isolated. Who doesn't wish they had someone they could always rely on to be there? And it's a relationship that's suspended in time. Real life is uncertain. People change. They move on. They age. But Blair and Jim, in gen fic, go on year after year, living together unchanged, like a couple of Peter Pan's lost boys. It's a great fantasy, isn't it?
I appreciate it when the guys are written as guys, and as close to canon as possible. I wish I could remember the author of the hilarious story where the fanfic versions of the characters were all forced to work together and the canon characters gave up in disgust and walked away.
I never could get used to the term, "beta." What ever happened to"copy editor" and "proofreader?" Anything more than a 500-word column, I generally run past someone else before sending it out. Once you've looked at something enough times, you stop seeing the problems, so an extra set of eyes is important.