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Second Beach, La Push WA

“Over and over I feel as if my characters know who they are, and what happens to them, and where they have been and where they will go, and what they are capable of doing, but they need me to write it down for them because their handwriting is so bad.”

—Anne Lammott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

I have written my whole life, and took my first creative writing course over fifteen years ago. For a while I toyed with careers in both writing and book publishing, but ultimately decided that my true love lay in academia, and I’ve kept the writing on the side.  I write adult literary mainstream fiction, which means that the topics and treatments you’ll find in my stories are intended for an adult audience, regardless of the rating of the piece. I place appropriate warnings on my fics, but request that you read with care.

Although I have read in other fandoms and am a fan of HP and all things Joss Whedon, it was Twilight that got me into the world of fic writing. I consider myself primarily a Carlisle writer, as he is the character with whom I feel the most connection. Here you will find updates about my work inside and outside the Twilight fandom, as well as an archive of my fan fiction (and perhaps, as we progress, snippets of my original fiction). Please feel free to poke around and enjoy. Comments are always appreciated.

A note about the theme: The WP theme “Oulipo” is created by Andrea Mignolo. Aside from simply being pretty, “Oulipo” comes from Ouvroir de littérature potentielle; roughly translated: “workshop of potential literature.” It is a French school of writers and mathemeticians who create works using constrained techniques. Although they are not quite the same “constraints,” I felt that fanfiction, especially my preferred genre of canon fanfiction, is a type of constrained writing technique, and thus this theme was doubly appropriate. So thank you for visiting my little “workshop of potential literature.”

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§ 4 Responses to About"

  • Jami Gold says:

    I wanted to thank you for the thoughtful posts on my blog about the ethics of fan fiction. While the invasion was overwhelming, the experience allowed me to connect with like minds like you. :) I’m linking to you in my Thursday post.

    P.S. I’m very amused that you have copy protection on your blog. :)

    • giselle says:

      Thank YOU for the incredibly thoughtful post! You said so much that I’ve really fought and fought to figure out how best to articulate with regard to characterization and why simply changing a name doesn’t do the trick when it comes to borrowing characters from an established source. I think there will be another post here shortly, as soon as I put all this together in my head!

      I have the distinct feeling that I will be following your blog from now on. :)

      And hah! re: the copy protection. I put it on two years ago, promptly turned it off because it annoyed my readers and let’s face it, my fanfiction is for free—people can right click-save it all the heck they want. I turned it on about a week ago while debugging another add-on. Thanks for the reminder to shut it off again!

  • Deelovely says:

    My friend, I miss your lovely writing and hope you are doing well. I wanted you to know that I sent a link to your stories to a friend and it brought back lovely memories.
    Take special care!
    Dee

    • giselle says:

      Thanks, Dee! You were very much on my mind not so long ago–don’t know if our mutual friend told you, but I recently moved away from DC and took some time to fill in a book with memories of all the places I’d been. There was this proliferation of entries of your visit that brought back great memories and made it a little easier to make the move. :) Miss you!

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