Writers on Writing Interview with Elizabeth

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Title: Writers on Writing Interview with Elizabeth
Interviewer: uncredited
Interviewee: Elizabeth
Date(s): November 22, 2001
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Roswell
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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Elizabeth was interviewed for Writers on Writing.

The subject is the author's Roswell fanfic: The Story.

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Some Excerpts

I got the idea for "The Story" after reading Amy Bloom's short story of the same title. Bloom's story played with the concept of an unreliable narrator and I was taken with the idea of telling a story where everything and/or nothing was true. I also love making up backstory and I knew that the concept I was playing with would give me a lot of space to do that.
The writing process was pretty straightforward. I mean, one can only dress writing up so much, you know? Basically it all boils down to just forcing yourself to sit down and type.
I think I posted 'The Story' to two mailing groups and it went up on my site and Guilty Pleasures.

I normally send my stuff out to two, maybe three mailing groups. Talk about it in my journal a little maybe, although, in all honesty, I hate doing that. With e-mail, I can send the story out and then delete it as soon as it shows up in my box so I can pretend I didn't send it out. With my journal, I have to face my shilling until it scrolls off the page.

It's sort of the catch-22 of fanfic--you want feedback, but you don't want to seem like you're begging for it. I still haven't found a graceful way around it.