Octaves of the Heart Interview with Circe

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Interviews by Fans
Title: Octaves of the Heart Interview with Circe
Interviewer: Octaves of the Heart
Interviewee: Circe
Date(s): early 2000s
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Buffyverse
External Links: online here; archive link

Octaves of the Heart Interview with Circe is posted at the Buffy website Octaves.

For others in this series, see Octaves of the Heart Interview Series.
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I started writing fanfiction because I'm fascinated by what's left unsaid, and Joss and the folks at ME are masters of planting seeds and leaving them there to sprout off-screen. Around fandom, I've become known as someone who will write anything, just to see if I can.
I'm not the kind of fanfic writer who has only one ship... I like to try and write as many different characters as possible. I'm also easily influenced ...if it "can't be done" I'll try and do it! Canon is extremely important to me. My favourite part of sitting down to write a new fic is figuring out how and where I can fit my story into the real BtVS timeline... As a writer, I use fanfiction as a forum through which to improve my writing. I've learned a phenomenal amount from BtVS fandom. As fanfic writers, we are given ready made characters, complete with baggage and context --all we need to do is see where this takes us. I've been using this freedom to experiment primarily with different ways of telling stories -- narration, tense, style, etc. I've become obsessed with point of view, and how to use it as a writing tool, and this has greatly influenced my "real life" writing.