PlaceToHide.net Interview with Diamond
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|Title:||PlaceToHide.net Interview with Diamond|
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I started writing, quite simply, because I fell in love with Hanson. Their talent and creativity was so inspiring me to at such an early age, and my passion for their music helped me discover my own creative outlet through my words and imagination. Amanda’s Lived is the story that kick-started my interest in Hanfic. I remember sitting in my chair for hours, glued to the computer screen while I got lost in the world she created. So I decided to start some stories of my own and have been writing ever since – for thirteen years, on and off.
I was looking through files on my computer shortly after the start of 2011 and came across a Hanson story I’d started four years ago but had only written the prologue to. My inspiration was rekindled almost instantly. I continued on with the story and finally set up my domain which for years had just been sitting there, gathering dust. After searching online, I came across a number of amazing pieces and fellow writers I hadn’t even known about due to my hiatus. It was refreshing to see so many people still interested in and writing Hanfic stories, and pleasantly surprising to find that people still wanted to read mine!
Certain ideas come directly from my own life and experiences: relationships, places I’ve visited, events that marked any sort of significant change. My inspiration is drawn largely from music. In my opinion, one of the most amazing feelings in the world is the adrenaline rush that accompanies watching a song brought to life onstage at a show, or letting music wash over me when I’m driving in my car with no real destination in mind. I’m also really inspired by nature; I love to find ways to weave the beauty of the natural environment into my writing. Story ideas tend to come to me when I’m at the lake, or by the ocean, or on a long hike, or watching and listening to the rain.
I’m also really happy that I pushed the limits of my creative muse and dared to write The Consequence of Feeling. It’s by far the longest, most complex story that I’ve written to date. It also used to be the story I updated most frequently, but it’s gotten harder to write ever since my mom got sick and certain events in the story suddenly became very scarily similar to my own life. But the story and characters are near and dear to my heart, and I fully intend on finishing it one of these days.