PlaceToHide.net Interview with Ashley

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Title: PlaceToHide.net Interview with Ashley
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Ashley
Date(s): January 2016
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: January 2016 Author: Ashley – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2016, Ashley 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?

I started writing when I was like 13 (I’m 29 now). I actually cringe at my first story. It’s not posted on my website cause it really was just me and my friend meet Hanson and Zac and Tay fall in love with us. There’s not too much rhyme or reason to it and not much detail. I still have it but I won’t post it. I’ve always enjoyed writing, mainly poems though. I used to have an Opendiary that I posted my poems and stories on. Never had many readers even though I tried my darndest. Back then was even harder to connect with fans. The internet was new and not as many places to talk. So that was definitely a way to connect.

What’s your favorite genre/pairing to write and why?

I noticed I write drama/romance. Though it’s been quite awhile since I actually have written. With no feedback and not sure anyone even follows, it’s not worth much for me to write fanfiction. I wish I had a community built like some of these great fanfictions do.

I would like to expand though since I’m no longer a starry eyed teen.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

Sadly I don’t remember authors anymore. I used to gorge myself on hanfics. The ones that stick in my mind are Catapult and Zac Says Tay Still Wets the Bed trilogy – that one wasn’t finished. But it was so good.

Which stories are you most proud of having written?

I only have a few but honestly each is special in their own way cause I was learning with each one.

I would surprisingly have to say though, my unfinished one “You can’t always get what you want” because I really took my time and focused on each sentence and made it detailed. I was very proud of each line of that. I had so many comments when I was writing it that it wasn’t plausible, the storyline, but hey it is fiction after all.