Debby or sable_cain
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Where are you from (Country and/or State)?
Originally- I spent my first 18 years
all over Upstate NY but after college in Georgia…I’ve
stayed in the peach state?
How did you get into the Mag7 fandom?
A friend of mine who didn’t have
tv in her apartment convinced me to watch (and tape it since I was
hooked heavily into Pretender at the time) She also introduced me
to Fanfic (had never heard of it) and thus the fandom I’m
now obsessed with!
How long have you been writing Mag7
Um…that’d be since 2000 I
think. 4 or five years anyway, can’t remember exactly.
How has your writing changed since you
Egads! Hopefully I’m a smoother
writer than I was. I have education in journalistic style writing
so I’m hoping that since the beginning I’ve learned
to describe more detail stuff and fill out a story better. Plus…my
first two attempts were some NASTY mary sues…my bad.
Is this your only fandom, your major
fandom or one of the many?
M7 is my major fandom. My very first
fic(dreadful mary sue) was a Due South tale and I’ve tried
to write a couple of short The Sentinel fics but as far as writing
goes I’m pretty stuck and happily so in M7 world.
What is it about this fandom that you
Probably the characters- that there is
so many possibilities with them and I have a thing for relationships.
Not romantic but just the inner relations of any characters. Love
the possibilities and all the dynamics that go with this fandom.
Did you like the Old West before Mag7
or did that come afterwards?
I’m not really into westerns at
all, still. I love M7 but like I said…it’s the characters
that hook me and frankly its usually the characters that hook me
into any show I like. I’m not one to rave over any particular
Did you see the show before you got
into the fandom or after, or haven’t you seen the show yet?
I did see the show before I got into
the fandom but I honestly didn’t get enjoy it as much as I
do now until I’d gotten into the fandom. Something about all
the background development and expounding done in fandom helped
me appreciate the show all the more.
What do you think about the show opposed
to the fandom?
Is the show your main interest and the
fandom comes after or the other way around and why? Hmmm…The
show had so much potential that the writers didn’t or didn’t
have time to tap. Fandom gives so many opportunities to get behind
the guys and learn or create your own take on the characters. I’d
have to say that the fandom is my main interest and though I’m
not “stuck” on keeping canon exact…I like fics
that generally attempt to keep the guys in the character the show
set for them. For the most part anyway?
What are you working on right now?
Oh gosh, I have about 5 challenge fics
I’m behind on and a couple of sequels to some early fics I’m
trying to get done. I have a ‘long’ air marshals fic
that’s been in the works for a few years now but at the moment
I’m concentrating on an ATF fic based on Ezra pre joining
the team and a Twister/au fic.
How and where do you write?
Where ever and when ever I can find the
time! Last night I was up until 1:30am trying to make progress on
the atf fic I mentioned. Since my second son was born I find my
time has grown limited and I think I lost a few creative brain cells
with childbirth? And I’m old fashioned…I have to write
it on paper first. I flounder when I can’t see the stuff on
paper before typing it up.
What’s the hardest part about
writing in this fandom?
Coming up with new ideas that haven’t
been done before and keeping motivated when the feedback is a lot
slower than it was a few years ago.
Why do you write?
I always have…I’m not gonna
say I can’t live without it because I’m very good at
getting caught up in real life and not making writing a priority
but frankly since about 5th grade I wanted to write. Whether it
was creative stories, journaling or freelancing (journalism) I’m
usually writing something. I love to read and have always wanted
to be able to create stories that others would want to read as much
as I’ve enjoyed books I’ve read…does that make
What writers do you think you've been
Oiy, good question. I’m not really
sure, probably popular writers- particularly Patricia Cornwell,
Jonathan Kellerman, a little James Patterson…I love things
written in first person, or focusing on one character through a
series…they’re relationships, etc. I hope that I’m
able to draw people into a fic like they seem to draw me into their
worlds but than again, I have no delusion of grandeur.
What advice would you offer to beginning
Find a good beta, one who will be honest
with you and be willing to listen to their constructive suggestions
whether you think you need it or not! Find someone who understands
what you’re getting at and can help you write YOUR story.
Don’t be discouraged by lack of feedback, and just keep at
it. Its over said but its true…practice makes perfect and
none of us have attained perfection yet…so keep at it?
Where do you get your inspiration for
your stories from?
Everywhere…songs a lot of the time,
my kids, tv commercials…the inspiration for my air marshals
au came from a 15 second story about them on the nightly news…
Do you read any of the other AU’s
(ATF, LB and so on) out there and do you have a favourite?
I read ATF all the time and give most
AU’s a chance but I’ll admit I can be picky.
What do you look for as a reader of
A good story that keeps the guys in character.
I like h/c and a bit of smarm too.
Do you think there's anything missing
in the fandom? Types of stories or certain characters that you'd
like to see more of?
If anything is missing, maybe its more stories by the folks who
were in the fandom when I first joined. The authors whose fics drew
me in so deep I still haven’t been able to break free-though
I’m not trying very hard either?
Are there any characters or situations
that you don't think you'll ever write?
I’ll probably never write slash
and can’t see myself writing any stories with the guys as
kids unless it was part of their history/past.
Who’s your favourite character
Ezra! Because there’s so much to
him and he’s unpredictable. You can love him and hate him
all at the same time.
Who’s your second favourite character
AAHHH I have to choose?? There are good
points about ALL seven of them. Probably in writing I’d choose
Chris as second fav or Vin or…darn I can’t choose. In
watching the shows…Buck is my second favorite…just to
hear the man’s voice.
Who’s your favourite bad guy and
Ella Gaines. She was evil and manipulative
and you wanted to see Vin blow a hole straight through her heart…but
she got away and there’s so much potential with that story
What’s your favourite episode
Vendetta. I absolutely love almost everything
about that ep. From Ma Nichols and Josiah to the Nichols boys beating
up JD and Casey’s reaction. To the way the group banded together
without question to defend Chris’ father in law despite the
fact he was guilty. All of it culminating in that last montage of
scenes with Ma quoting the rosary and the music and gunfire…that
ep was well done.
What’s your favourite story and
I’d have to say Clear as Bell by
Nottasha. It was one of the first of hers I ever read and there’s
just so much depth to it. I never get tired of reading that one.
Any favourite author?
Not sure I could choose one favourite
but I have a short list of authors that I always read.
What storyline would you most have liked
to see in season 3?
Oh lordy…there’s too many
they didn’t do…I’d have liked to see more about
Ezra’s past. See Vin get that bounty problem cleared up. Would
have loved to see the rumoured ep about JD’s father coming
to town and what that could have entailed. Just would have liked
to see more about the guys themselves and what made them who they
If you could change one thing about
the show, what would it be?
Less ‘fight the bad guys and win’
scripts and more delve into the past history of the seven story
lines. I’d have liked to see some of the guys taken more seriously
and not just have been comic relief. I think both Buck and Ezra
could have been treated better by the writers.
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