PlaceToHide.net Interview with Tyanne
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|Title:||PlaceToHide.net Interview with Tyanne|
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Why did you start writing hanfic? How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing in French for quite a long time – I write songs – but writing fanfic in general, and especially in English, is really new to me. I only started less than two months ago. I have a lot of very creative and talented English speaking friends who have inspired me and encouraged me to give it a try. So at first, I’d say it was a personal challenge. I chose Hanfic because I’ve been a Hanson fan for years and it seemed a little bit easier to me to write about them....
Writing in English is not really complicated but it takes time. I need to think about grammar, spelling, tenses, I have to look up for new words and synonyms in the dictionary, check out idioms on Google… All the things that come naturally to me in French become extremely … Well, okay, it’s very complicated. And the fact that I’m bound to still make a lot of mistakes in spite of my efforts makes me feel very self-conscious.
However writing for an American Fandom is great. It’s also very scary, because American Hanson fans are hardcore fans, and I don’t want to disappoint anyone. But I lived in the United States more than two years and a half, so I know fans are enthusiastic and very open-minded, they also give me a lot of positive reinforcement which I very gratefully appreciate.
What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?Well. I’m afraid I don’t have favorite hanfic stories right now. I enjoy reading fics that contain adult material. And, depending on the context, I am not especially grossed out by incestuous relationships either. I like angst and dark themes. I like a bit of romance, but I’m not really into gooey, over romantic stuff.
What is your writing process like?My writing process includes a lot of visualizing. I avoid thinking about my story in French. I try to visualize the scene I want to write about, I visualize people’s faces, try to see what’s going on and to figure out how my characters feel, without putting words on what I see, because if I do, then I have to translate everything into English and I just can’t do that because my English is still limited, and it never turns out the way I want it to be. So… I force myself to think without words. Then I try to find the right English words to describe what I’ve seen. I also try to have different points of view.