Interview with Calla

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Title: Interview with Calla
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Calla
Date(s): November 2013
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: November 2013 Author: Calla – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2013, Calla was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

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Some Excerpts

Back in the TTA era, I dabbled in writing hanfic a little bit. Answered some random challenges, but never really posted things anywhere. I submitted a few stories to a site that I cannot for the life of me remember the name of nor can I even remember what I named the stories so they are lost to me forever unless I want to go through every hanfic site out there. But, from what I remember they were really, really bad so it’s probably good that I can’t send anyone to read them. I came across one day while bored and searching through twitter and went to read some stories for the first time in years. The Sweetest Downfall Series hooked me in and I decided then that I would try to write again and here I am!
I have written a one shot in the Chicago Fire fandom. I am planning a cross over with Jesse Spencer that came as a suggestion since I’ve been a huge fan of his for a long time. I’m not sure if I will dabble in any other fandoms, but I wouldn’t rule it out. If the idea spoke to me, I would write it no matter what. It’s all about where the inspiration comes from rather than the who. Hanson is just extremely inspiring to me so they are easy to mold into characters.
I write the beginning and an end of a story first. I have a clear vision of where it will begin and end. The middle gets filled in a bit as I do. But, if I get a really strong feeling about something that I want to happen I will skip ahead and write it. My Google Drive is filled with partial scenes that came to me for Crack the Shutters that have yet to come, but are completed. That way when the time comes I can drop them into the story and not lose that inspiration along the way. It is disjointed, but it really works for me. I also listen to music on repeat while writing. If a chapter or story was inspired by a song, I listen constantly to that song until it’s done.
All you have to do is look to the constantly updated soundtracks to my stories to see where my inspiration comes from. I run the gamut and don’t stick to one time period or genre. I have a spotify starred list of inspirational songs from artists that range from Hanson to Childish Gambino to Temper Trap and back to The Wanted. I don’t listen to a lot of country though there is a Florida Georgia Line song that just begs to be written into a Natalie prompt somewhere along the way. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of The Naked and Famous. They are very inspirational to me.