Interview with Abby

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Title: Interview with Abby
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Abby
Date(s): April 2010
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: interview is here; WebCite
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In 2010, Abby was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

See others in the series at Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Guilt is my first hanfic and I believe I started writing that about two or three months ago. I never really considered writing Hanson fan fiction until that time because I really only got into writing sometime last year when I suddenly decided I wanted to write a book. A few months ago I was at a Hanson forum and ran across a thread with a link to a really good hanfic and then from there I rediscovered my love of Zac/Taylor slash, which I haven’t read in at least 8 years. I forced my friend into reading some of them and after a few conversations of me telling him what I thought a Zaylor fic should consist of, he suggested that I write one to see if I could come up anything worth reading. And here I am a few months later in the monthly spotlight so I guess I am doing something right.
[on what draws her to write incest] I think it’s the taboo aspect of it. It’s so wrong, it’s right. It’s a situation so naughty that these two people would be shunned by a large percentage of the population were this secret to be real and become public. I think that mixed with the fact that they’re both painfully attractive, doing with one another all the things we (Zaylor fans) would enjoy doing with them, is what draws me, or anyone, to this genre.
[on her writing process] I have a two main ways. With “Guilt” I have a main plot line that I write around, but at the same time I’m trying to stretch it out so aside from the main plot its just me sitting there remembering ideas OR making it up as I write it, which brings me to the other way: completely making it up as I go along and having no idea where I’m going with it. This usually happens only with shorter stories though, which are normally inspired by random, insignificant thoughts. Like right now I’m working on two new stories that were just brought on by words passing through my head (like JD narrating on Scrubs) and now I’m writing them but I’m not completely sure where I’m going with them. One thing I do though, is think about my plots right when I’m about to fall asleep, when my head is completely clear, then if I come up with something worth using I’ll write it down in a notebook to save until I turn my computer back on. For instance, the intro scene to the love scene in chapter 6 was written messily on an envelope and looked like this: “Cold, stands long, neither, your turn to stop, fing first, promise tell me, Can you?, sound so perverted but innocent, very carefully” …and I went from there. There’s also a third way which I shy away from because it’s so difficult to do. I start from end of the story and work my way backwards. I don’t recommend trying this though.