July 15, 2010

SUE's Interview with RochelleAllison Author of Volition

AS you know I love a good Period Romance and if you did not know that well you do now!

Volition is NOT only a period Romance it is a period Romance set in Northern Ireland during the 1970s
Here she can explain it better than I can

It's Belfast, N.Ireland and the year is 1972. Bella's worried about her brother and his best friend, Edward, and their dangerous involvement in the Irish Republican Army. Is it really wise to fall in love with a rebel? Rated M.

Bella is a young girl who's brother is Emmett his best friend is Edward she has been infatuated with him since she discovered boys. of course Edward only sees her as his buddy's kid sister and has that whole sisterly love overprotection thing going on

What happens when Edward notices her once she is old enough for him to? what secret do Emmett and Edward have that they are protecting their family from ? How does the politics of being Catholic in Northern Ireland affect their lives? 

NOW you may think this is just a romance fic , and well it has plenty of elements of Romance and idealism and love in it this fic is more of an adventure of the young people living in a politically turbulent era.
Tanja was the person that told me to read this fic one day when she and I were discussing different fics we wanted to see interviewed and featured here on the blog I wanted to snag Ro for her other fic With or Without you and T said YOU KNOW she also writes a period Romance story

and of course I was all over it I went and read the fic that evening and contacted Rochelle the next day telling her I wanted her for 2 of her fics

We set up a time and had a lovely chat in skype where we giggled and exchanged dirty pictures and talked about cute boys and fic

HERE is the edited version of what we typed to each other ENJOY read the fic and leave the love!
What was it that gave you the ‘spark’ for your story?   Was it a picture? A moment or event? Can you remember the initial inspiration?
 Volition I did for the age of Edward contest (my fav) takes place in N Ireland you have a lot of conflict and a lot of action and Edward with an irish accent is really hot
 and my mom is from Ireland from County Cork

 Do you have a particular process when it comes to your writing, perhaps a certain mood, environment or music? Do you have any ‘triggers’ to get you in the writing mood?
 i need silence when i write
 'or instrumental
 words distract me, even though i love them'
 so i can't have other people's when i am trying to do my own
also beer helps lol
 or wine
 esp. for lemons
 wriitng late at night
 obsolete by mutemath
 is hot

 Give us an elevator pitch. Say you’re in an elevator with a prospective reader for 2 minutes – what would you tell them about the story
a love story set aganist the backdrop of the troubles in NIreland but there is a lot more to it than that and this is a really hard Question

 Do you picture particular actors for your characters, or are they someone else entirely? If so, who?

 Rob as Edward for Bella sometimes I see Kristen but a lot of the time she is faceless mainly because it is first person so the Bella does not really "see" herself
 my Bella's hair is a lot longer it is to her butt

   was the story all planned out or did you do it as a fly by the seat of your pants thing?

 I knew what I wanted to happen in terms of major events like a checklist and I filled in the blanks but it was not outlined

 Do you have a Beta and would you like to give him/her a shoutout here?

 Nic, NicNicD
 I love her to bits she is freaking awesome

 Have you got any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?
 Once I finish up with or without you I will be starting a High school fic
 It will be AH
 I find AU and Cannon very intimidating

 What was it that brought you to Twilight fanfic?  What is it that has kept you here (besides your own writing)   (Picture courtesy of Mimzay)

after finishing the saga for like 3rd time I could not let go of the dream I googled Fanfiction and found FFnet and Twilighted and started poking around
 honestly the fandom itself and the community itself that keeps me around
 and the stories
 I read for hours

 Do you have a background in writing?

 i don't have an actual background in writing, but i have been doing it since i wa s akid. stopped for awhile during the teen years
 got back into it thanks to ff
 a lot of writing in HS

 How about your creative self-confidence?  By nature writers tend to be a notoriously insecure lot so how are you finding the online writing experience?

i love writing. as cheesy as it sounds i don't feel complete, or like i'm fulfilling a purpose, if i am not writing
 the first time i posted a chapter (volition's oneshot) i was TERRIFIED i cldnt believe anyone would like it
 but now i'm more confident
 even though each chapter posted makes me bite my nails
 i'm not going to pretend i don't care about reviews/recs b/c i so do
 i'm sensnitve like that sometimes all i'll say is: "ugh. so good."

 Do you tell your friends and family that you’re an online author with a devoted following, or is this something that you tend to keep for yourself?

 i'm pretty open about it. :) i have no shame, lol.
 mainly my close friends. like my mother has read volition
 uh, yeah. knowing she's read all my lemons is a leeetle awkward
 she would call me crying
: she was so proud
 half drunk on wine
(her mom reading this fic had me crackin up !)

  Is there a particular character in your story that you identify with the most?

 yeah bella
 she's a lot like me
 except im not as shy
 or inexperienced,
 or wasnt at that age

 Sue  and she dreams of being with Rob *snicker*

 Rochelle  i'm a cross between e and be in the sex dept*snort*

 Which RL author(s) inspires you?

stephen king, maggie stiefvater,and actually -teeheehee - maurice sendak
 also ee cummings, gwendolyn brooks, pablo neruda
 nice oxymoron

 Did any FF authors inspire you?   What was it that had you reading FF and thinking “I could do this”?

 Rochelle Walker: my faves would include vixen1836 she inspires me with both her wriitng and her attitude
 that's my girl  <3
: black and white
 angstgoddess, ezrocksangel
 angel does ah sooo well
 i mean au, not ah
 fave fics: with teeth, blesing and the curse, from innocence to experience, HL5
 ars moriendi
 i'll never get over it
 soooo amazing. written by vanilladoubleshot

ars moriendi

 What advice would you give to an aspiring fanfic writer?
be disciplined
 set aside time for wriitng
 read a lot, esp. "real" books
 keep it real. cliches and pretentiousnes are obvious and yucky

 Give us a Random Fact about yourself?

 i'm a chocoholic.
 im from the us virgin islands; st croix

 If you could have 15 minutes with any Edward FF or SMs which one would you choose and what would you do?

If you do not LIKE any of the Edwards feel to substitute an actor here. Rob, Kellan, PFach or Jackson or my personal favorite Colin.*SIGH*(taking a moment to contemplate Colin) any actor at all really

 blessing and the curse
 i know he's crazy
 he's brooding and sexy
 i'd like to roll around a meadow... or bed... with TB&TC Edward.

 What is your FanFic Pet peeve?

: um... when people over do it with lemons. again, the cliches strike again and tho i know some of them mightn't realize they're overdoing it.... they are
 also that's why we have betas
 use them love them
 grammatical/spelling errors. i know to err is human, but come on
 let's aim of excellence here
 going on an don about hot hot e or b is
 irrelevant details

 What is your Fandom Pet peeve?
 negativity. bitchiness. when people tear down instead of building up.
 we don't have to be pollyannas, or unrealistic, but we can choose to see the good and work on the bad
 instead of bitch and moan
 anyone can criticize
 esp. w/ the anonymity of the internet
 i have had to leave communities b/c they literally put a bad feeling in me every time i'd go there
 life's too short
 What do you want to be when you grow up?

 i wanted to be movie star
 for serious
 now i want to be a writer
: go figure

 Anything else you would like to add?
 not really. I'm so glad i had the opportunity to do this


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