Interview with Rebekah

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Title: Interview with Rebekah
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Rebekah
Date(s): October 2010
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: October 2010 Author: Rebekah – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2010, Rebekah 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?

My friend found out that I liked to write, and asked me to write a story for her with Taylor as her boyfriend. (So I guess, technically, I started writing hanfic in high school.) I started telling it verbally during Spring testing, but eventually had to take it to pen and paper. It’s probably one of the worst things I’ve ever written too, lol. There was a line that referred to Taylor as being “harder than Fort Knox”…and that wasn’t even the worst part of the story, lol.

I’ve been writing since elementary school. Writing was always my first “art” of choice. I’m the youngest and there’s a big age gap between me and my siblings. I never had anyone else to play with so I always had an overactive imagination. One day I got the bright idea to write some of the chaos in my head down, and I’ve been going with it since then. And although I tried to leave it several times, it never left me. I always found my way back to it, and it was always there waiting to welcome me back. (Very romantic, huh? haha)

I know you’ve seen Hanson in concert several times. Does this have any effect on your writing or how you think about hanfic?

I think most of the time it has a positive effect on my writing. It inspires me more. I want to write more…and faster; almost to the point where I can’t think of anything else (and I don’t want to sleep because I want to write, lol). Each concert experience being different and unique, it’s easy to take something different from some behavior I witness or my interpretation of it (at least). Although sometimes it can be a double edged sword especially if I have a specific facial expression or voice in my head, it can be hard to translate it into words.

And I don’t think it effects how I think about hanfic…if only to solidify that it’s all fiction. (If I should ever happen to forget or it slips my mind, lol) And possibly to remind me how talented the writers of the hanfic world are to be able to take these three guys, and make them completely different from any other character out there. }}