Author Spotlight: SueBee0619

Hey y’all! So I have a pretty awesome author for you to check out. Now, this girl is a slight anomaly for me. She mostly writes for Twilight. *gasp*

Buuuuuutttttt….she wrote a pretty fuckawesome one shot for OUAT which is how I found her through a Captain Swan facebook page. She’s pretty frickin’ cool and you should definitely check her out. I skimmed a few of her Twilight fics and even though I absolutely could not get into the story, her writing is just as awesome as her OUAT fic. *shrug* so, if you’re into that, DEFINITELY check her out.

And now, we hear from her. :)

Let’s start with an introduction. I’m Kelly, or as more people know me, Kelpie.
And you are?
Hiya! I’m Sue. SueBee is a nickname I’ve had since high school, so SueBee0619 was an easy screenname since my birthday is June 19. And Jo, who I beta for, started calling me The Betafairy, so there’s that too.

So, tell me a little about yourself.
I’m 41 and don’t feel it (or act it). I work in New York City in entertainment and live in Jersey with my dog, Izzy.

What do you do with yourself when you’re not writing?
I worked in theatre up until about a year ago (no, not as an actor), so I go see shows when I can. I play with my dog and read a lot. And occasionally am involved in a poker game with friends that started as a weekly thing about ten years ago. It’s spaced out way more now that we’re not all at the same theatre.

What are some things you never leave home without?
My iPhone, my Metrocard, and my headphones so I can drown out people during my commute.

What are some of your favorite books?
Ah… so many. A Prayer for Owen Meaney will always be way up there. I’ve recently gotten into The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, which I love, and liked The Hollows series by Kim Harrison a lot too. For YA, I really loved the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman was pretty special too, but I just adore him as a person. If you haven’t seen it, look up his graduation speech for the University of the Arts from a few years ago. It’s wonderful for anyone with a creative bone in his or her body.

Favorite TV shows and movies?
I’m really not a huge TV person, but obviously I watch (and obsess over) OUAT. I loved Transparent (on Amazon). I binge watched FNL last year and adore the relationship between Coach and Tami Taylor. I want to see several of the Best Picture nominees from this year and just haven’t gotten to for a variety of reasons. I absolutely love 80’s John Hughes style movies and will laugh every time at Christopher Guest’s films.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and had 3 famous people with you, who would you choose and why?
Hmmmm… David Cronenberg or Neil Gaiman simply to have someone fascinating to talk to. Sam Heughan or Colin O’Donaghue because have you seen those two????? Sam might win that slot though because his muscles would come in handy. And then someone who is useful in the wild and is willing to kill bugs for me.

What is 1 place you’d love to visit?
I’d love to go on safari in Africa.

Do you have any pet peeves?
I’m super noise sensitive, so gum cracking/popping is top of the list. In general, basic rudeness and not being considerate of other people.

What are some of your favorite foods? How ‘bout comfort foods?
I love food so it’s hard to narrow it down. My family (including me) fights over my cousin’s blue grape pie at Thanksgiving. A really good, traditional cassoulet or coq au vin is a beautiful thing as is anything involving bacon. For comfort food, when I’m sick it’s avgolomeno (Greek lemon chicken soup), otherwise it’s mac and cheese or French fries. And bacon.

What’s your favorite scent-one that says “home” to you?
Backstage in a theatre. A friend once said my face lights up when I enter an empty stage and it’s true. I just love it and feel completely at ease there.

What kind of music do you like? Any you absolutely can’t stand?
I’m really into Hozier right now. I’m not really into pop and I can’t handle most metal (the noise thing). I’d say I don’t like country, but I love Dolly Parton, so I can’t make that blanket statement.

Tell me one random thing about yourself.
I have absolutely no poker face, so it’s good that some people I interact with are online only. LOL

Just for some insight into you pick one. Feel free to tell why or not.
Chocolate or vanilla?  Vanilla
Silver or gold? Silver
Apple or PC? Apple
White wine or red wine? Depends on the season
Liquor or beer? Depends on my mood. I like a good whiskey on the rocks though.
Coffee or tea?  Coffee in the morning but I love tea as well
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in. I’ve been a night owl since I was a baby.

Okay, now for the good stuff.
What are your preferred fandoms for writing/reading?
I read Twilight, OUAT, and Veronica Mars. I write Twi and OUAT.

What kind of environment do you write in?
Sitting on my bed with Izzy curled up next to me (or on me). Occasionally at work if I can sneak it in.

Ever write in your PJs?
Absolutely. Actually, I’d say most of the time.

How bout naked?
I don’t think so? I think there was probably at least underwear on. LOL

Where do you find inspiration for your stories? Do you pull your real life experiences into your writing?
Inspiration can come from a prompt, an article I’ve read, music, a photo, a late night conversation… pretty much anything. I’ll feel the spark of an idea and then I end up teasing it out to see if there’s something to work with. I absolutely pull my real life experiences into some of the things I write, whether it’s theatre, my neighborhood, random embarrassing moments I’ve had, or even just emotions I need to get out.

Do you write on a schedule?
I’m pretty new to this writing thing, so no. I write when I’m inspired. I get an idea and then I mull and mull and mull until I have a pretty solid thought of where I want to go. And then I write in one big burst.

Do you plan out your stories or just write whatever comes to you?
Both? I plot it out in my head, but then sometimes I get inspiration while I’m writing and it goes in a completely different (and better) direction.

Do you have any writing rituals or superstitions?
No. I’m plenty superstitious in other parts of my life though.

Is one genre easier for you to write than another? Is there anything that you just aren’t that great at writing?
Fluff and humor are usually easiest for me. I’ve gotten better at digging deep to write some hurt or angst, but it can be painful and I don’t think I’m necessarily good at it. I can’t imagine writing sci-fi or fantasy simply because of the whole world you have to create around the story.

What is the hardest part for you about writing fanfics?
Actually doing it. I never thought I could do any kind of creative writing until I entered a fic contest a couple of years ago and I’m proud that I did. Because I’m new-ish, I have to feel it to write it, so I’ll have ideas in my head that never get to paper simply because I’m not feeling the writing bug. I probably should get more disciplined about just sitting down and writing no matter what.

Is there a method for coming up with titles for your stories and/or chapters?
A lot of the time the title will just be there – I’ll know it immediately. There have been times though when I’ve completely struggled with what to call something and that’s when my friends get panicked PMs.

Which character do you identify with the most?
Emma Swan. But Hook is a blast to write.

Which of your stories is your favorite to write and why? Which of your stories is your favorite concept wise?
My favorite to write was probably Captain Guyliner simply because it made me laugh while I was picturing it in my head. My favorite concept wise was probably The Heart of the Matter or On a Cold Winter’s Night. I’m pretty proud of most of my stuff (and not in an egotistical way) simply because each one represents me growing as a writer or was a new way to challenge myself no matter if the actual piece is good or not. I wrote for an angst contest because I thought I couldn’t write angst. I wrote for another contest simply to see if I could force myself to write when I wasn’t feeling the writing bug. And so on and so on…

Do you talk to your family about your writing?
My sister and brother in law know that I write (I think) but the only family member who has read anything is my cousin. She’s into OUAT, so I sent her The Heart of the Matter to read because it has no smut.

What is your favorite book/episode in your preferred series?
For Twilight I barely remember the books because I’ve read so much fic. A lot of fic from that fandom is so much better than the source material too. For OUAT, I really adore the Captain Swan movie (last two episodes of season 3), but the second half of season 4 seems to be shaping up nicely!

What is the best compliment you’ve ever received on your stories?
For my Twific “What I Did for Love,” being told that I got the feel right by people who saw A Chorus Line and were involved in the AIDS crisis that wreaked havoc on Broadway. That meant the world to me. For “The Heart of the Matter” that Eddie and Adam should hire me. I’m honestly embarrassed to admit that one.

How do you deal with the inevitable criticism?
I’ve been lucky. People have been very kind to me. I crave criticism from my pre-readers though. Rip that puppy apart so I can make it the best I can. It’s the only way to really learn.

What is your favorite/least favorite part about your preferred fandoms?
Drama. Infighting. People being assholes. This whole treating the actors like shit that has been happening lately has really bothered me as well.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Just go for it. And get yourself people to preread or beta who will give you honest feedback. Not just an “OMG, this is so good” (although you need a cheerleader too), but people who will give you constructive criticism. It’s the only way you learn and grow.

Have any recommendations?
Oh jeez. So many. WTVOC is always good. Spanglemaker9 has written for a bunch of different fandoms and she’s great. FictionFreak95 and Belladonnacullen among so many others in the Twi-fic world. There are so many more. I try to be good about keeping my favorites up to date, so please feel free to dig through my lists on FFN and AO3! And, if you’re looking for something in particular, I’m more than happy to point people in the right direction, so PM me.

And lastly, where can all your rabid readers stalk you?
On FFN, AO3, Fictionpad, Tumblr, and twitter I’m SueBee0619.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions!

 

So there you have it. She’s awesome. I love both her one shots (I forgot about one…which is a horrible oversight because DUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!) and she’s definitely worth indulging in. :) So go leave her some love!

Author Spotlight: Malmo722

Hey darlins! So, here’s another amazing author for you to check out.. She’s a relative newcomer to my fandoms, although she’s been writing for Twilight for a few years. But yeah, she’s…yeah. Awesome. She’s not afraid to take risks with her characters, which is hugely refreshing. I mean, I hate what actually happened in the story (she mentions it below so you’ll know what I mean) but it’s the way the story went…and it made sense. And I was so totally stoked that she took the chance. So yeah. Anyways, I’ll let you hear from her and I’ll see you below.

Let’s start with an introduction. I’m Kelly, or as more people know me, Kelpie.
And you are?
My pen name is Malmo722 but my real name is Julia.

So, tell me a little about yourself.
I’m Canadian, 27 and I work in architecture. I’m not married and I have no kids but I do have a boyfriend that I love very much. We’ve been together for almost 5 years. That’s about it, I’m not exciting.

What do you do with yourself when you’re not writing?
I read, watch TV, got to the movies, listen to music, cross stitch, hang out with friends, family and my boyfriend. My life is pretty basic.

What are some things you never leave home without?
My phone, headphones and money. Those are pretty much the only things I need. Sometimes a book if I don’t plan on writing.

What are some of your favorite books?
My favorite book is East of Eden by George Steinbeck. I’m also a big fan of all the works of Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and Kurt Vonnegut.

Favorite TV shows and movies?
Movies: I love all the movies directed by David Fincher, I think he’s a perfect director and makes some of the best movies today. I also love Lost In Translation, American Beauty, The Cell, Reality Bites and That Thing You Do! There are more but we’d be here for days if I listed them all.

TV: I love Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, Archer, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Brooklyn 99, Friends – there are so many. I watch way too much TV.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and had 3 famous people with you, who would you choose and why?
Chris Evans because he’s stupid handsome and I feel like he would know how to build shelter.
Jennifer Lawrence to entertain me.
Bear Grylls because he knows how to survive in the wilderness.

What is 1 place you’d love to visit?
I’d love to go to Iceland. I’m very interested in all the Nordic countries and would to go to any of them.

Do you have any pet peeves?
People who chew with their mouths open, it makes my skin crawl.

What are some of your favorite foods? How bout comfort foods?
I love burgers, bacon, cherries and chocolate. I don’t really have a comfort food, I just love all food equally.

Whats your favorite scent-one that says hometo you?
I love the smell of freshly cut grass, clean laundry and lemons.

What kind of music do you like? Any you absolutely cant stand?
I love all kinds of rock, 90’s hip-hop and rap, boy bands, 90’s girl bands and electronica. I hate, hate, hate country music.

Tell me one random thing about yourself.
I am petrified of the shark from Finding Nemo. Like panic attack inducing afraid of him and sharks in general.

Just for some insight into you pick one. Feel free to tell why or not.
Chocolate or vanilla?  Chocolate because it’s delicious and vanilla is the worst.
Silver or gold? Silver because it looks better on my pale skin.
Apple or PC? I don’t really care as long as the computer works.
White wine or red wine? White wine.
Liquor or beer? Beer.
Coffee or tea?  Tea – I come from an English background so tea.
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep and I have never gotten along. I go to bed late and wake up early.

Okay, now for the good stuff.
What are your preferred fandoms for writing/reading?
It depends on what I’m in love with at the time. I started in the Twilight fandom but now I switch back and forth from True Blood and Sherlock.

What kind of environment do you write in?
I write in all environments, I write at home, on the subway, at work, everywhere. If I have a free moment I’m usually writing. I usually write better if I can listen to music.

Ever write in your PJs?
Always.

How bout naked?
Probably, I love being naked so I’ve probably written naked.

Where do you find inspiration for your stories? Do you pull your real life experiences into your writing?
Usually they are fantasies, something I wish was true but isn’t. Summer Nights was inspired by a dream. One of my Twilight fics, Not Dark Yet, was inspired by a Snow Patrol song. Music inspires almost everything I write.

I do pull from real life, people always say to write what you know, so I write what I know.  Of course, not huge events but tiny nuances.

Do you write on a schedule?
No, I find if I’m pressured to write I won’t produce a quality product.

Do you plan out your stories or just write whatever comes to you?
I try plan out my stories but it never really turns out the way I want it to. Summer Nights is not going to end the way I originally planned. I hope it all turns out for the best.

Do you have any writing rituals or superstitions?
I always thank my readers in my A/N.

Is one genre easier for you to write than another? Is there anything that you just aren’t that great at writing?
I like romance but I also like writing science fiction and horror. I also love writing about people who are famous and their lives behind the scenes. I love dialogue, I think banter is my strength.

I suck at writing smut. At least I think I do.

What is the hardest part for you about writing fanfics?
It sucks when something in your story changes but it conflicts with something that’s already been posted, you can’t go back and change it to create a more fluid story.

Is there a method for coming up with titles for your stories and/or chapters?
I usually use song titles unless something comes to me. I find titling my stories and chapters incredibly difficult. Usually if a song influences a chapter that becomes the chapters name.

Which character do you identify with the most?
A little bit of myself is in all the characters I write so I find it easy to identify with all of them. Usually whatever POV I’m writing from is the character I identify with most.

Which of your stories is your favorite to write and why? Which of your stories is your favorite concept wise?
I love writing romance but I also enjoy sci-fi, horror, angst and drama. My favorite story concept wise is Not Dark Yet. I wrote it in the Twilight fandom and its about the last survivors of the zombie apocalypse, all the characters have abilities and it’s about them trying to find a safe haven. If I was ever to write original fiction, I would create a series based off of this.

Do you talk to your family about your writing?
I don’t go into details because I’m still rather embarrassed by my writing but yes I talk to them all the time about it. My mom used to actually read some of it. They are very supportive and love that I have found something I love so much.

What is your favorite book/episode in your preferred series?
Like most in the True Blood fandom I love book four/season 4. I am an Eric lover and this highlights him in a way that I like. I think they really dropped the ball with Eric, I think he was one of the most interesting characters and they just kind of wrote him off because, you know, Bill and Sookie just had to be together in the show. I never finished the books to be honest.

What is the best compliment you’ve ever received on your stories?
I’ve received many but I always like when people tell me I’m a good enough writer to write actual fiction. It actually makes me really want to try to write original works.

How do you deal with the inevitable criticism?
It depends on what it is. If it’s actually constructive criticism I listen. Usually people tell me that my grammar and spelling isn’t very good, it’s my most common criticism, but I try very hard to be better. I know I’ll never be flawless at it but I improve with every chapter I write.

If its just non-sense or people being mean for the sake of being mean, I ignore it.

What is your favorite/least favorite part about your preferred fandoms?
In the True Blood fandom, I hate how much everyone hate Bill. I hate him, I do but I had Sookie sleep with him in a story because it made sense for her to and I lost readers. I just think it’s crazy. In the Twilight fandom I hate how the most popular stories always feature the most weak version of Bella and in the Sherlock fandom I hate the lack of AU. They are always detective stories and I wish people would write outside of that more. In general, I prefer fan fiction that is nothing like the actual canon.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
It doesn’t matter how many reviews you have, it doesn’t matter if someone doesn’t like it, it doesn’t matter if you aren’t an amazing writer, if you love it, just keep writing. When it comes down to it you are the most important part of your writing and when you stop writing for yourself and start writing for reviews or what others will think is when it stops being fun and you’ll start to hate it.

Have any recommendations?
In the True Blood fandom I’m finding it hard to find stories I actually like. I started reading one call Sweet Home Louisiana by Melodious Nocturn and Sookie the Vampire Slayer by Sleepy Lotus. In the Sherlock fandom there is a story called Performance in a Leading Role by Mad Lori is probably the best fan fiction I have ever read.

And lastly, where can all your rabid readers stalk you?
fanfiction.nethttps://www.fanfiction.net/u/1809398/Malmo722
Tumblr – http://malmo722.tumblr.com/

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions!
Thanks so much for asking! I had a lot of fun doing this.

 

So yeah. She’s awesome and you should really go read her stuff. Leave her some love cause everyone loves to be loved! :) Enjoy lovelies!

Author Spotlight: ddpjclaf

I have another author for y’all to check out….*ahhhhhhhhh*. Forgive me, I’m in an extremely odd mood. And I have to admit I am so completely intimidated by the girl…like seriously. I read her story Covert Casanova first (and spotlighted it like THE second I finished) and then I read Rogue (expect a spotlight for that any day), and now I’m reading Turbulence (again, expect a spotlight when I’m done). And my frickin’ lord! She develops her characters so incredibly well and I absolutely get lost in her stories. Seriously I nearly forgot I had children around me tonight (Turbulence) and I was completely startled when they started demanding things….ya know those pesky demands for food and water and diaper changes…sigh.

Anyhoo, I’ll stop rambling. Read on and find out more about this absolutely amazing chica!

Let’s start with an introduction. I’m Kelly, or as more people know me, Kelpie.
And you are?
For fanfiction I go by my penname ddpjclaf or just A. I’m kind of weird about giving out my real name there, even just my first name!

So, tell me a little about yourself.
I’m a stay-at-home mom to 4 kids. Which seems to surprise many people when they find that out. Probably because they think a mom of 4 would have better things to do than write stories about teenagers. Maybe? Lol.

What do you do with yourself when you’re not writing?
Mostly I spend time with my family. But I also love to read—a lot.

What are some things you never leave home without?
My phone and lip balm. Seriously, I would die without both.

What are some of your favorite books?
Well, obviously I’m in love with The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare—but just the first three books. As excited as I was about the addition of the last three, they ended up not impressing me at all, so I kind of ignore their existence.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Easy by Tammara Webber

Favorite TV shows and movies?
Lord, so many…

Dawson’s Creek (long off the air) is still my go-to favorite. All that teen angst and drama? Are you kidding me? ADDICTED. Love, love that show!

Scrubs (off the air too but is totally on replay for me on Netflix).

Supernatural (hot brothers fighting demons and other monsters? Yes and please.)

Grey’s Anatomy

Revenge

Teen Wolf (more hotness to admire)

Pretty Little Liars

Criminal Minds

Bones

(see, told you there were a lot)

As for movies…

I love The Notebook, Nacho Libre, Napoleon Dynamite, 21 Jump Street, etc… It really just depends what I’m in the mood for.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and had 3 famous people with you, who would you choose and why?
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t want anyone. I’m a loner, Dottie, a rebel. (Come on, you know Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, right? No? Of not, you need to get on that ASAP. ;))

What is 1 place you’d love to visit?
Italy. When my husband was stationed in Germany, Italy was our #1 desired vacation destination. Alas, life happened and we never made it there. I’d still like to go.

Do you have any pet peeves?
Incorrect usage of your/you’re, their/there/they’re, to/two/too, and then/than. It. Drives. Me. Crazy. Bad grammar in general makes me insane, but that especially.

What are some of your favorite foods? How ‘bout comfort foods?
Chinese! I looooooooove Chinese food.

What’s your favorite scent-one that says “home” to you?
Cinnamon and vanilla. Right now I have plug-ins that smell like Cinnabuns in my house and O.M.G. They’re fabulous.

What kind of music do you like? Any you absolutely can’t stand?
I like pretty much everything except rap. Country is so-so—it really depends on the song as to whether or not I like it, but I don’t like any rap at all.

Tell me one random thing about yourself.
I wish I could wear yoga pants every second of every day.

Just for some insight into you pick one. Feel free to tell why or not.
Chocolate or vanilla?  For ice cream or pudding: vanilla, for everything else: chocolate.
Silver or gold?  Silver
Apple or PC?  APPLE ALL THE WAY
White wine or red wine? I don’t drink alcohol, so, neither?
Liquor or beer? Again, don’t drink. ;)
Coffee or tea?  Tea—must be the English in me!
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in.

Okay, now for the good stuff.
What are your preferred fandoms for writing/reading?
For writing I prefer The Mortal Instruments. I have written one story for Twilight which is a Jasper/Bella (because southern gentlemen are WAY better than whiney, possessive boys ;)) AU, which I love. But I definitely prefer Jace and Clary.

For reading: Twilight. Mostly because there are SO MANY stories available in that fandom, and it is relatively easy to find a well written one. Though not so much Bella/Jasper fics, which is my true ship there.

What kind of environment do you write in?
Normally just my house. Sometimes I’ll go outside, but I’ve never written anywhere else. I might try some coffee shops or Barnes and Noble during NanoWriMo, just to shake things up, though.

Ever write in your PJs?
Every time!

How bout naked?
Nope. Never.

Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
Everywhere. It could be a song, an inspirational quote, a TV show, a movie, something someone says, an old memory, a photo. Anything. And it’s usually something really small. My fic Turbulence was inspired by the song Storm by Lifehouse.

Do you pull your real life experiences into your writing?
Sure, doesn’t everyone?

Do you write on a schedule?
No way. I write whenever.

Do you plan out your stories or just write whatever comes to you?
I always have a general idea of where a story starts, peaks, and ends. But that’s pretty much it. I wing the rest of it. I’ve tried outlining before, but if I get too much beyond the very vague plot arc it saps my creativity like a snap of the fingers. I need to “discover” much of the story as I go.

Do you have any writing rituals or superstitions?
No, not really. Unless you count my belief that outlining causes writer’s block, then yes. Lol.

Is one genre easier for you to write than another?
Angsty romance. I mean, is there any other kind?

Is there anything that you just aren’t that great at writing?
Action. I think I suck at writing action scenes. (And I just don’t really think they’re very fun.)

What is the hardest part for you about writing fanfics?
I don’t think there’s anything specific about writing fanfics that’s hard. Maybe the expectation from readers? Sometimes fandom is very specific about how they think stories, characters, and plots should go. Even if you write AU they expect the characters to be those they already know. I get that. I just don’t follow that rule. ;)

Is there a method for coming up with titles for your stories and/or chapters?
It depends. The titles for my stories usually come to me before anything else. I have a title and that’s it. I remember when I thought up The Nine Consequences of One Night and a Door. I totally had that title before I even had the story! I was like: that’s a weird title. *Shrug* Let’s do this! For Shouldn’t, I went with chapter titles that started with “Re”. No idea why.

Which character do you identify with the most?
For TMI: Jace. Actually, I almost always identify with the male character most. I can’t tell you why. I just seem to connect with them more.

Which of your stories is your favorite to write and why?
Turbulence. I have a soft spot for this story and probably always will. I think maybe it’s because it was my very first time writing a contemporary story. Before that I’d always written paranormal or fantasy—both in original fiction and fanfiction. When I got the idea for Turbulence it was a giant leap from what I’d written before, and I just fell in love with those characters and that storyline. They are my babies.

Which of your stories is your favorite concept wise?
Covert Casanova was really fun (and really hard). It was my first foray into suspense, and I’m not kidding when I say it was hard. All of those tiny clues… Toward the end I was nearly pulling my hair out, trying to connect everything and tie everything up. My poor beta had to talk me off the ledge several times. It is the one story I really wish I’d written as an original fiction instead of a fanfiction.

Do you talk to your family about your writing?
I do. Mostly just my husband. Sometimes my dad asks about it too, but that’s about it.

What is your favorite book/episode in your preferred series?
City of Ashes. Is it any wonder? That’s the most angsty of them all, in my opinion.

What is the best compliment you’ve ever received on your stories?
When people tell me something made them cry. I love when they tell me they were moved to tears. It makes me feel like I’ve truly done my job getting the characters across.

How do you deal with the inevitable criticism?
Sigh. I don’t like it. I mean, who does? Honestly, I do feel bad every time. It’s like this tiny pang in my heart. But I just brush it aside and move on. You kind of have to.

What is your favorite/least favorite part about your preferred fandoms?
My favorite part of the TMI fandom is how enthusiastic the fans are. My least favorite part is probably the immaturity on the part of some people.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Read a lot. Write more. Ignore writing manuals and write what you want, HOW you want, because if you don’t love what you write no one else will either. Write for you first.

Have any recommendations?
:/ Not really. (Confession: I don’t read fics in the TMI fandom. Haha!)

And lastly, where can all your rabid readers stalk you?
Twitter! @ddpjclaf

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions!
Thank you for having me!
Xoxo, ddpjclaf

 

Okay, so I *think* I’ve linked her twitter correctly. I just kinda maybe sorted started trying to almost use Twitter…and I’m still hopelessly lost on how to work it. I mainly scope my fave people pages for pics *shrug*. I’m also linking her ff.net account cause you seriously need to drop absolutely everything and go read her stories. Now. Stop reading this and go. Just go. :) Leave her love-cause she gives us Jace’s underwear…and towel Jace…and towelless Jace…so yeah. I want more so you gotta help a girl out!!! Thanks lovelies and happy reading!