The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with Seema

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Title: The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with Seema
Interviewer: The Best of Trek Fanfic
Interviewee: Seema
Date(s): November 1999
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Star Trek: DS9
External Links: An Interview with Seema; reference link
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The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with Seema was conducted in 1999.

It is part of a series of nineteen interviews, see The Best of Trek Fanfic.

Excerpts

[How long have you been a Trek fan?]: Since '86 when TNG came on. My friends and I had a crush on Wesley and we used to watch just to see him. Later on, in high school, we were sooo glad that he left the show, but by then, we were hopelessly hooked.
[What type of fanfic do you like to write?]: I like fanfic with adventure with an element of romance. I'm definitely into space battles and that could have a lot to do with the fact that I write mostly DS9 and I do write some romance, but lately I've been moving away from that. I also like doing pieces that are character intensive and reveal something about a moment or about a character.
[How did you get started writing fanfic?]: I've been reading fanfic a lot longer than I've been writing it and I always thought that everyone else was doing such a great job, why should I try? Basically, due to personal reasons, I lost my creative streak and found myself unable to write original material. So one day I was just thinking, "What if..." and then I actually wrote the story out and I was so excited about it, I started another story. I guess you can say fanfic cured my writer's block, since it allowed me to just focus on creating a simple story without the burden of creating the characters and the setting also.
[Anything else?]: I guess I just really enjoy writing fanfic. If you asked me two years ago if I would still be writing fanfic, I'd probably have laughed at you. Even now, I consider quitting writing fanfic and I've come so close to quitting several times in the last few months and then I'll see something on DS9 or TNG that will inspire me... and then I'm writing again, for better or worse.