PlaceToHide.net Interview with A.M. London

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Title: PlaceToHide.net Interview with A.M. London
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: A.M. London
Date(s): February 2016
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: February 2016 Author: A.M. London – Spotlights, Archived version
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Contents

In 2016, A.M. London was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website PlaceToHide.net.

See others in the series at PlaceToHide.net Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Why did you start writing hanfic? How long have you been writing?

Writing Hanson fan fiction was something that I have always thought about doing, but I hesitated because I didn’t know if other would find that super odd. I know, it’s not good to live under the umbrella of others’ thoughts and opinions. Lessons Of Truth is my first Hanson fan fiction, although I have been writing all my life. In high school I helped out with the school newspaper. Way back in the middle ages when I was a 9th grade, I had my English teacher pull me aside. I’ll never forget it, too. She brought me up to her desk and she told me she thought I was a wonderful writer and loved my style of storytelling. Since I wasn’t the popular kid in the crowd, that made me feel better about myself. Creative writing and literature have always been subjects that I sincerely enjoy. I first got interested in Hanson fan fiction back in 2010, when a close friend introduced me to Placetohide.net. She told me how incredible the stories are and still to this day, she praises the website. I remember the day she had to explain to me what Zaylor was. I’ve always been a Hanson fan, but never knew anything about Hanson Fan Fiction until then. I remember admiring all the authors associated with the site, so being asked for this interview was quite an honor to me. I guess you could say that writing Hanson fan fiction was always on my bucket list.

Do you write other fiction and/or fanfic as well? If so, what genres/fandoms/etc?

Yes, I’ve written other fiction stories but never any “fan fiction.” Outside of Hanson fan fiction, I’m dabbling in a 9/11 story that is non-fandom related, but I’m very hesitant to ever show anyone it, for fear that someone might think I am taking advantage of a horrific event for some kind of gain. I have thought about changing the characters to one the guys who works in the North Tower of the Trade Buildings, but than I’m afraid people would find that incredibly depressing. There I go again, afraid of what other people would think.

What is your writing process like?

I think of a basic idea, a realistic situation that normal everyday humans may find themselves in. I think about ideas and run with it. I’ll think about crazy, complex situations too. I always think about how I think ITZ or their family members would react. I try to keep my characters as true to the real-life people as possible. Surely, I don’t know any of the Hanson gang personally but it’s my idea of what I think heir personal reactions would be. As I write, the process seems to just naturally flow from my imagination to the keys on my laptop. I try not to make the chapters too long winded, but I’ve recently been making them a little longer. When I write, I will close my eyes and imagine all my ideas coming together like a movie. I write the “minds-eye” movie down, and then you have my chapter.