April 10, 2010

Sue's Interview with SilversniperofNight about 'Eye Contact'


Here I am your fic dealer with another addicting story of a very unlikely love.


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This fic is different than others I have read..I know I say that a LOT however this fic deals with an autistics ability to feel.

For those that do not know anything about autism let me fill you in.Autism is a disorder where the person who has it does not process feelings as everyone else does. Autistic people are very concrete in their perceptions of their world, so abstract thinking is difficult.

There is spectrum of disorders and those who are highly functioning autistics are said to have Auspergers syndrome

In this story Edward has it and Bella is a teacher in training for those with it. Ttheir first encounter is less than pleasant.

So why oh WHY do I like this fic so much? Because it deals with this disorder with such sensitivity and it talks about the prejudice that many people have toward those who deal with autism.

Here is her summary of this fic:
Bella Swan made a choice in life, one that led her to Edward Cullen. But are her feelings for him strong enough to survive the complications that will most certainly follow, as well as the disapproval of those around them? AU human, BxE.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 128,232 - Reviews: 2073 - Updated: 12-9-09 - Published: 7-2-09 - Bella & Edward

Now sit back relax and enjoy the answers from a very talented YOUNG writer by young I mean she is 20 I was so shocked when I found that out because her writing is so much more mature than her years!!



Where did you get the idea for this story? What was your inspiration?
I generally was interested in Auspergers and I love Twilight and it took time to get the courage to write it I had to do a lot of research.

Is there anything you would want readers to know specifically?
With the story it is pretty much self explanatory really
About me I am a university student and I graduate this year I am quite boring taking English Lit I am going for university lecturer working on my dissertation have not chosen my specialty

Why should readers read your story?
It is quite different from things out there and is not like anything I have seen in FF and trying to raise a bit more awareness for autism.

So you do anything special while writing a chapter like listen to special music need total silence eat a bag of M&Ms whatever …
Have food sugary stuff and silence

Do you have a soundtrack to your stories?
I do not have a definitive play list but it is not really music based I have a few songs that remind me of my storyline

What actor/actress do you picture as Edward and Bella?
I have a hard time picturing anyone but Rob as Edward but I read the books before seeing the films and I have a different picture in my head as Edward /Bella
At this point she and I veered off the topic to discuss the Pretty which many of you know I can go on and on and on and on about this I asked her which picture of the Pretty she wanted displayed because we all know we like to look she said just about ANYTHING would do so here I give you a lovely pic that Molly choose for us to appreciate it is not her fav but who cares it is gratuitous pretty!!!

Is the story all planned out or do you do it as a fly by the seat of your pants thing?
Not really planned I have a basic storyline so I know where it is going sometimes the characters take over and don’t do what I want them to …
I had to laugh at this because I have heard it so many times before doesn’t it just SUCK when your fantasy does not want to play out the way you desire??

Do you have a posting Schedule ? If so what is it ?
No I tried to keep it to once weekly but real life gets in the way and it also depends on my Beta’s availability …I try for once a week but it varies

Do you believe in HEA?
Yes but I think my characters will have to really work for it to get there

Any more fic plans in the future?
Yes I have one I am thinking of doing it will be a bit angstier and is based off of doing 3 months gothic literature and I am planning on entering a few OS contests GEEKWARD SHUFFLE

ANYTHING Geekward makes SUE squee with JOY

What brought you to fanfic? To Twilight?
I discovered FF in a different fandom (anime) that shows you what a geek I am LOL. after I read Twilight and was waiting for BD to come out I gave Twi FF a shot

I discovered the Twi books by accident I was in Brighton about 5 hrs from where I live and I had time to spend I found it in a bookshop and read it and was hooked

Sounds to SUE like a great way to spend a train ride ..I however would be chasing kids *SIGH*

What is your background in writing?
Well ummm…I did the whole getting published when your 10 in a school contest magazine mainly things I have done at school University of East Anglia well known for creative writing courses I am not published and not really that good.

(For those that do not know she lives just outside of London ..lucky girl)

Which character do you identify the most with?
when I am writing I try to put myself in their shoes I guess in my story it would be Bella or Alice

…. And who would you like to see yourself with?
I do love Edward…Its really hard I like all my characters though I would not like to spend a lot of time with my Esme.

Me either your Esme is a control freak bitch! I really like her that way!

Which RL author inspires you?
Angela Carter and Italo cavino  

(SUE has probably spelled these WRONG I will get it corrected sometime today I hope ..)

Did any FF authors inspire you?
I pretty much obsessed with a few stories Elemental by

Just wait by Instant Karma girl

Anything else you would like to add?
Not sure thank you to everyone who has supported Eye contact the amount of e-mails and reviews has been amazing to me ..


I had such a lovely time chatting with her she really is a doll !! I have a new friend!! *giggle* I love making friends

Read her story and then come back and tell me what you think or if you are NOT in the mood to tell me here then let her know in a lovely review!!

here is the link to her story

Next week my dears is Christmas week I am working on some wonderful treats for you... a couple of great fics a new edition of Screen Queens perhaps a guest blogger or two ..and MOLLS has promised me a surprise post that I am supposed to love YES I said it MOLLS the silent partner of the blog IS BACK with a vengeance ...

I will also be including a special post all about a friend of mine who makes the worlds most AWESOME fan videos you have seen her work before if you are a fan of this blog !! Nicnax666 made a great Christmas pressie for us I want to know FROM YOU when you want to see it

should we open our gift Christmas Eve ..or Christmas Day??


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