Interview with Amanda W.

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Title: Interview with Amanda W.
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Amanda W.
Date(s): December 2011
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: December 2011 Author: Amanda W. – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2011, Amanda W. 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?

It really started because my friend and I had these wild imaginations and fantasies about meeting Hanson so we started writing it down. We didn’t even know that it was a real thing called fanfiction. I’ve been writing 20+ years now and I can’t stop no matter how long of a hiatus I go on; I just keep coming back to it.

I know you’re an Adam Lambert fan, too. How is that fandom different from Hanson?

I think the biggest difference is the love. In the Hanson fandom, there’s this clash between the people who write slash and the people who write het. I write both, so I kinda try to keep my head down and stay out of that rift. But there’s definitely a compassion that isn’t always found in the Hanson community. You can find it on one side or the other, but there’s not a meshing of the two worlds and that’s just sad to me.

Favorite songs to listen to while you write or which inspire your writing?

To be honest, I don’t listen to music while I write. I usually just have the TV on because music tends to distract me. As for songs that inspire my writing? Just about anything with a good storyline or emotion to it can inspire me. Anyone from Taylor Swift to Adam Lambert to Good Charlotte, and obviously Hanson.