Interview with Tyanne

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Title: Interview with Tyanne
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Tyanne
Date(s): April 2012
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: April 2012 Author: Tyanne – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2012, Tyanne 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’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.