Cascade Library Interview with Yvonne S. McCool
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|Title:||Cascade Library Interview with Yvonne S. McCool|
|Interviewee:||Yvonne S. McCool|
|Date(s):||November 29, 1999|
|External Links:||interview is here; reference link|
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[My beta readers?] I won't name names, as they are all currently in twelve-step programs to stop the madness of fan fiction. I will generalize them though--I have The Comma Lady, The Medical Knowledge Lady, The Plot Lady, The More Violence Guy, The More Sex Guy, and The Overall Tone Twins. I have yet to have a story where one of them didn't find something *everyone* else missed. Not once. It's eerie.
When they see this un-betaed piece they will throw up their hands and cry "Have we taught her nothing?"My betas have made me a much better writer. There are a lot of things I can point to in my writing that I can directly attribute to their kind guidance. I've learned more from them than in sixteen college hours of technical writing courses. [Tosses cyber-roses and throws cyber-kisses]
I also have this other idea. I've had several people write stories in my universes. I never mind that they want to do that, I just never put their stories in my storyline. Anyway, I had this idea where I would set up an AU specifically for this purpose, then invite other people to write stories in this universe. The rules are that the stories *must* be betaed (not necessarily by me, but I want them edited), and they have to give permission for me to post them on my website. They can post them anywhere else they like or archived where ever they like. There will be gen and slash universes to play in.