Interview with Taye

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Title: Interview with Taye
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Taye
Date(s): November 2010
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: November 2010 Author: Taye – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2010, Taye 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 started writing when I was about eleven years old(i’m 25 now), however I didn’t start writing hanfic until I was about twelve. I delved into even more so after I met brit and she suggested that I put up my work somewhere and she offered to host me.

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)

You’ve written a lot of different genres, some of which might be considered unusual for hanfic. What’s that like? What inspires you to step outside the box?

Yes, I’ve written a lot of different genres. Some definitely considered unusual! Well, I’m not sure what it’s like, exactly, but what inspires me is the wanting to write something that no one has written before. I want to eventually write that one story that everyone is like, ‘wow .. that is so different from all the rest!’ I want people to feel for my hanfic as I do about a lot of different writers.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

One of my favorite stories, of all time, has to be Bed of Lies, written by Brittney. Simply put, it brought us together as friends =] There are other authors that I really enjoy as well, but can’t think of their names. I loved The Quiet One, oh and of course, who can forget, Deep Blue Heart? Barbara is an awesome writer!