August 2, 2010

Sue's Interview with 4theloveofMary about her fic Private Tutor

There is no banner here because I looked at Twilighted and I could not find it ! I am sad oh well here's the link to the story

 I first read this fic back when I started reading fic over a year ago 
NOW I am gonna say this fic has all of those cliches we all hate in it so WHY am I recing this story to you to read 

Because the story itself is just that dang good 

This is a good starter fic it is sweet funny cute sexy hot and just all of those things we have all come to love in good fics 

Basically this is a retelling of Twilight and New Moon however it is AU human and there is sexin in it 

I love this Bella because she is what Bella SHOULD have been in Twilight in SUE language that translates to NOT ANNOYING 

This fic is one of the Oldies but Goodies that I think everyone who is just starting out in fic should read 

Having said that I have to tell you that Steph and I chatted on skype and had a lovely time then we had to get off skype because she ran outta time and THEN being the moron I am I LOST the answers to the first 3 questions (D'OH) 
OH and a warning this post will contain some porn I will try to keep it as ummm non graphic as possible however well who knows what pic will strike me at the moment!

  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?

there wasn't really a defining "ah-ha!" moment for me when it came to starting PT.  i just knew i wanted to write something and since college was a not so distant past to my life, i decided i could write what i knew.  sorta, kinda.  anyway.  i drew inspiration from this totally hot TA i had by the name of sam.  i only had one lab on fridays and he was the reason why i went.  so hot.  and he played guitar.  sadly, i never got to try out the tongs with him.  i just admired from afar.

 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?

um...honestly the best way to get me in the mood is music.  (bow chicka wow wow).  i can't write on my laptop (mostly bc i get distracted so easily. OH LOOK A NAKED MAN!).  for some reason things just flow out of me better when i hand write.  anyway, so to block out noise and such, i always stick my earbuds in and just go.  i'll be listening to something and a scene will just form in my head.  hence, bohemian rhapsody courtesy the cullens in PT.  i still see that whenever i hear the song.  makes me giggle. even if it is highly ridiculous.

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?

damn you for losing the answer to this question.  because i don't know what to say. 
private tutor is the story of two people getting to know each other, growing from friendship to more, and discovering what it takes to make things work.  there's also the sex.  AND WHO DOESN'T LIKE SEX?

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

i never had a set cast in my head while writing this story.  i can imagine up people in my head. but matching up looks to actual people is too hard for my tiny pea brain to handle.  

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

the story is finished...
but as far as when i wrote it, i had certain moments planned out, yes.  no outline because i do not work well with such structured things.  there were certain points i wanted/needed to hit, which i think i did alright with. 

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

for private tutor i had an unofficial beta, starting several chapters in (as you can probably guess by all the errors).  the lovely mskathy worked my chapters over good and made them worth reading.  she's lovely
   Have you got any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?

i have a WIP going on right now called The Artist in the Ambulance.  it's about doctorward who gets in an accident and nursella who helps him.  he's pretty much a lovable douche (at least IMO) and about how he grows and develops bc of his feelings for bella.  i also have a couple things to write for FGB now (an outtake for TAitA and a o/s)

 What was it that brought you to Twilight fanfic?  What is it that has kept you here (besides your own writing)
the story of how i got into twilight ff is a long one (twss) and i think i've shared it a few times? so i'll abbreviate.  i read all the books (minus BD) while preggo and was left craving more.  through random bullshitting around on twilight sites (lexicon) i found some fanfic, which i never thought i'd venture into.  but then i did.  and then i discovered ffnet and the revelation of M rated stories and ZOMG TA-DA. 
what keeps me involved besides my writing? the people.  hands down.  i've made some awesome friends thanks to fanfic.  and also, of course, the smut.  if i thought i was pervy before, it's nothing to how i am now thanks to all you dirty girls

 Do you have a background in writing?  

well, in third grade i did win this young author's writing contest.  *pops collar* but srsly, i have taken different creative writing classes and whatnot.  nothing really exciting or technical.  i just like to do it.  and i don't claim to be the greatest, so if you see something that sucks, you know why ;)

 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?

oh god, i am so self deprecating about my own stuff.  you can ask anyone who i talk to about my writing and they'll tell you.  i think i annoy them.  (SORRY GUYS) but i just...ya know, can't help it.  there are some who are very secure in their stuff.  and i mean, to an extent i am too, otherwise i wouldn't post it.  but i will never be one to toot my own horn.  and never come down on someone who will graciously give me constrictive criticism (now if you bash me, that's another thing.  i'm sensitive.  i'll probably cry).
but one good thing about online writing is the somewhat anonymity of it all.  because it's not like i'm publishing something with my RL name and pic on it so everyone i know in the world could point and laugh at me if it sucks.
   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?

this is something i keep to myself.  besides my husband, no one really knows about my fanfic writing.  i'm pretty sure i'd scare away most of my in laws (hmmm that might be a good thing) with the nature of my stories (sex, sex, and more sex). my fam and friends know i write but not anything that i actually put out there to read (at least not yet).
  Is there a particular character in your story that you identify with the most?  

ummm...*thinking* i can admit to relating quite a bit to bella from Private Tutor. just the new experiences of life and love and growing up, i think most people go through those processes, ya know?  not to say i think she's this totally awesome character who speaks to people (because after all she is based off of canon bella and while yes, easily identifiable, she's kind of stand offish and...i digress). 
did that make any sense?

 Which RL author(s) inspires you?

quite a few.  you wanna list?
J.K. Rowling-bc i mean, c'mon.  HARRY POTTER.
Jodi Picoult-for writing RL angsty break my heart and hope to die stories that just make me sit and think for ages.  most are now probably familiar with My Sister's Keeper.  but if you haven't read 19 Minutes, you're missing out. 
Jonathan Safran Foer-bc his style of writing touches my soul.
J.R. Ward-for sexy vamps AND a plot involved enough to keep me guessing and coming back for more. 
David Sedaris-for being funny as fuck
i could go on.  but i won't :X

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

This pic has nothing to do with the fic but really now WHO CARES??
there are a lot of authors who did and continue to inspire me. honestly, anyone who has the guts to post something, i admire.  which makes my next statement seem really contradicting and bitchy.
ok, this is gonna sound bad...please don't hate me everyone...but what got me thinking "I could do this" is the sheer amounts of  *ducks* dont' act like you don't know what i'm talking about though. shit maybe i should shut up again.  i just, gah, is there any coming back from that statement?  i know i'm capable of writing decently (maybe nothing interesting but i at least can spell and use grammar-for the most part-correctly) so i figured i should try. it had been awhile since i'd written anything. 

the end.    
  What advice would you give to an aspiring fanfic writer?
 just write what you want to write.  don't let others push you into including stuff that you don't feel fits.  because if there's one thing i notice about fanfic, it's the power of persuasion from readers.  i myself am guilty of this, writing in certain things to please those who read my stories.  but, don't let that keep you from staying true to your own writing.
also, get a beta.  zomg it helps a lot.  especially if it's someone you are friends with, who will let you spoil them, so they can help you plot out and talk through stuff. 
and lastly, to have fun.  this isn't life or death.  it's fanfic. 

 Give us a Random Fact about yourself?

just one? huh............
i sleep naked.  JK
well i do, but that's not the random fact i meant.
despite my epic road rage (and i'm srs you should hear me-or read my thoughts if mini is in the car- i get PISSED), i've never been in an accident, gotten a ticket, or even been pulled over.  *crosses fingers* i hope to keep it that way.

he had a rough night shhh
 If you could have 15 minutes with any Edward FF or SMs which one would you choose and what would you do?
from fanfic: hands down, AC's BalticWard (Behind Enemy Lines).  i just love him.  if i could spend 15 minutes with him, i'd pick a fight and then turn it into angry sex.  rawrrrr.  i just srsly love that edward. *sigh*
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

but i also wouldn't say no to some robert.  unf.  some of his pictures i look at and think, can you even imagine?
colin who? firth?  mmmm darcy.  *drools*
i also have a strong love for chris pine.  those eyes.  THOSE EYES OMG SO BLUE.  i'd do naughty things to him.

 What is your FanFic Pet peeve?

i'm not even gonna put any here.  bc let's be honest...all the fic peeves ppl talk about, are littered throughout PT...ahem, pops the p, bridal style...uhhhh you name it, it's probably in there.  i'm pretty sure there may even be a "core" or two in there.  maybe even bundle of nerves? lmao. 
 What is your Fandom Pet peeve?
 haters be sippin on that haterade.  um, yeah just people being bitchy for no good reason other than to stir up drama.  as if we don't have enough of that in our own lives without their help.

 What do you want to be when you grow up?

a princess! no wait...uh. idk.  will i ever grow up? doesn't feel like it (at least mentally).  can't i just win the lottery and be a lazy POS and do whatever the fuck i feel like?  that'd be the life. haha.  truly though, i plan on popping out a couple more babies and staying home with them.  not very exotic, but that's life.

 Anything else you would like to add? idk.  is there anything else to say? ...i love lamp.


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