Interview with Evelyn

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Title: Interview with Evelyn
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Evelyn
Date(s): September 2010
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: September 2010 Author: Evelyn – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2010, Evelyn 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 used to write just regular fiction. Stories I made up or from real experiences. I may only be 16, but I’ve already gone through so much in my life. Not only personal experiences, but I’m a huge observer. I people watch even people I know. I’ll sit down in my best friend’s house and watch how her family interacts, hear her mother’s stories growing up with an abusive step-father and an alcoholic for a mom. But then when I got back into Hanson and really let them and their music become an escape for me (especially the song Breaktown) I was able to write about them and write about what I’d like my life to be or what I think would be a better life or even just a different life.

You’re younger than most hanfic writers these days. What’s that like?

I think the younger writers aren’t given enough credit just because of their age when most of us are highly mature. It almost comes with this fandom because so many of us come from broken homes, broken paths, or just feeling ‘weird’ from being a fanson that we’re forced to think a little older, a little more mature. I think I’ll still be writing in ten years, though it may not be hanson fiction at that point.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

My favorite hanfic story thus far would have to be the one where Taylor has cancer. I still haven’t been able to find it or recall the name, but it was so pure and so whole. I can’t even remember the specifics as bad as that is so I’m not really sure if it was true to real life or not, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t. Either way, I remember reading that story in my room in the dark and just bawling my eyes out. As for my favourite author? Well, I simply can not choose. There are so many great ones out there! 🙂 Which I realize is a huge copout to the question, but oh well.