Twilight Fanfiction Author Interview: Melanie Sparks

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Title: Twilight Fanfiction Author Interview: Melanie Sparks
Interviewer: swedishyoung
Interviewee: Melanie Sparks
Date(s): June 7, 2009
Medium: print
Fandom(s): Twilight
External Links: interview; reference link
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Twilight fan Melanie Sparks was interviewed in 2009.

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Excerpts

Idea behind the story ['Forks"]?

Well… I was in English 9, probably the first week of the school year, and my teacher was explaining a project to us; a paper we had to write about what would happen if we were put into our favorite book/movie/TV show/etc., (This is at least what I thought she meant…) when the flash came to me. I saw a girl sitting in a Social Studies class with Edward and newborn vampire Bella sitting behind her, eyeing her menacingly, while her breathing began to increase as a dark figure appeared at the door when the teacher was lecturing. That was the only image that came into my mind. She was just like me, but her life had a twist. She was older. Her parents thrived on material love and bought the Cullen's house. And, most importantly, she was from the future. I sat down at my computer that night and everything just poured out then in the first chapter that I sent to one of my best friends who willed me to keep going. So, technically, this story is just a misinterpreted English project gone haywire.

Worst Twilight fanfiction cliché out there?

Bella goes to college, meets player Edward, all-human. Some are interesting, but some are just like… where have I read this before?

Fanfiction pet peeve?

When people favorite or add Forks to their alerts but don't review! I thrive on reviews. Without them, Forks goes down the toilet. With my busy life, I need inspiration!

And lastly, what is your current/upcoming fanfiction project?

Hmmm… upcoming fanfiction projects… I have an idea of what's coming next, but I don't want to disappoint anyone if I don't get to writing them. I have my own plot in my head with no relation to Twilight, so I want to write that this summer before anything else. But new ideas? Twlight/LOST cross-over and Twilight/Grey's Anatomy cross over. I think I might post the prefaces on my profile if anyone's interested…??