Cascade Library Interview with Shedoc

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Title: Cascade Library Interview with Shedoc
Interviewer: Cascade Library
Interviewee: Shedoc
Date(s): March 24, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): The Sentinel
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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Contents

In 2009, Shedoc was interviewed for Cascade Library.

Some Excerpts

I only write under Shedoc, though I write for multiple fandoms.
Way back in the day when I was young and foolish! I was channel surfing late at night after Star Trek had finished (TOS not the Next Gen rubbish) and came across the boys by accident.
[I write] to clear my mind, mostly. Also sometimes I don't like the way a character has behaved/reacted, so I rewrite the bits that annoyed me. Basically, I have a lot of travel time etc on my hands and I write mentally, then need to 'download' it into another format to clear my mind... am rambling, will stop...

What was the first story you wrote, and how did it feel to first place it into the public eye? Do you write in other fandoms besides TS?

The first fanfic I ever wrote was actually for the A-Team; it was longhand, in a series of exercise books, and I showed a fellow fan who said it was rubbish. I've never published in that fandom. The first TS story? I can't remember, in fact I don't even think it's in the public domain! I was terrified of publishing, but talked myself into it. Thankfully strangers were kinder than my friend. Other fandoms: Due South, Stargate SG1, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes... all under Shedoc.
I don't mind concrit or feedback at all, but if I don't get it, that's okay, too. I don't like it when people write under the guise of concrit and basically try to force me to change from an Australian to an American in one sitting. I know the slang is wrong for America sometimes, but given that I'm only exposed to it on the telly (TV to you yanks) I do the best I can.