Interview with Amanda

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Title: Interview with Amanda
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Amanda
Date(s): June 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: June 2014 Author: Amanda – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2014, Amanda was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

See others in the series at Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

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

I started writing Hanfic when I was in early high school, and I wrote for a few years intensively. I wrote extremely dramatic, over-the-top, teenybopper type Hanfic back then, as we all did. I published everything on, back when it was allowed to publish Fanfic about real people there. Then they banned us and it became more difficult to write. I tried to continue, but I felt like the community had become less involved. So, then, I took about 10 years off (a hiatus, if you will) until this last year when I started writing again.

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

I do write other fiction, but not other fanfic. I’ve somehow never gotten into other fandoms. In my fiction writing, I specialize in writing short stories. I minored in creative writing in college, and, since then, I have published several short stories in collections. I enjoy writing character studies more than creating intricate worlds or driving plots. My inspiration comes from exploring a character fully. This is true for me in fiction as well as Hanfic.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

Well, I only recently got back into reading/ writing Hanfic. So, needless to say, my tastes have changed since my high school Hanfic days. The story that got me hooked again was The Innocents by Paola (malfunkshon on LJ). Once I started reading it I couldn’t stop. It’s very strange, because it’s definitely not my normal taste when it comes to Hanfic. I don’t typically love cest stories, or dystopian stories, but this one just grabs me somehow. It’s so well written and the characters just entrance you. Other than that, I have been reading much of the work that can be found on LiveJournal in the Hanfic community there. There are some really fantastic authors! Currently I’m lusting over Bethany’s I Will Try To Fix You (Shewasred on LiveJournal). I actually have a few that I love from back in the day that I don’t even remember the titles of!