Tea with StelladelNord
My next chat is with StelladelNord previously PoeticHeart, a very creative spirit. She is perhaps just as enigmatic as Lucas and I mean that in the best sense her creativity can’t be contained. When I requested if she’d like to have a little chat her username; PoeticHeart shortly after switch back to an old favorite StelladelNord. Like Jule we met on twitter around the same time and I have a hard time keeping up with all her writing. She was so kind to take the time for a virtual chat over tea and assures me to use her nickname Bee.
Fanny: what drew you to Richard Armitage or RA, as we like to call him and what made you want to write, or in your case move to prose versus poetry
Bee: *smiles* Mine was simple…. I wrote my first fic based on a nightmare, Chloe was me and Lucas… well Lucas was a man I couldn’t see.
Fanny: And how do you like your coffee or is it tea?
Bee: I take my tea black no sugar
Fanny:.. I’ll make myself a cuppa Rooibos – when I do have tea I tend to go herbal You write mainly about Lucas – Writing comes fairly natural to you it seems like a release. How do you fit it in your shedule? What prompted you to post your stories on Wattpad.
Bee: No, couldn’t write Thornton, I do mainly write Lucas North and of course the delightful Chloe. I found myself exploring another side of Lucas, the man who had a vulnerable side, a heart that beat for love and passion and need, there had to be more to the man that what was shown to us care of KUDOS and the BBC, they had created a complex man but only gave us one side of him, the side that was hiding from the pain he’d experienced from Russian, from Elizabeta… everything.
I fit my writing in much to the detriment of my sleep from around 2am onwards… I’m cursed, once I start, I don’t want to stop.
A friend told me about Wattpad – I’d originally posted on fanfiction but had problems with the actual account.
Fanny: It’s a common thing for creative spirits to work late at night – I believe the stillness of the night stimulates the creativity – so its not that you already suffer from insomnia ..
Bee: I have no choice but to do it then, I’ve got two children and other commitments that keep me very busy.
No, the role play didn’t really contribute … although now Chloe is on twitter.
I’ve been searching for her voice to work on “Let The Rain Fall Down“. a story which I love but gives my creativity some hard work.
Fanny: With such a curse when bedtime stories come around you must fall asleep while reading! Hopefully you still nap along with the offspring once in awhile!
Is there an image of Lucas that inspires you the most?
Bee: I will find the pic, well there are two…. and now it seems I’m writing Sir Guy
Fanny: Amazing!! did he come in a dream too?
Bee: Actually, he came because I created a female character on twitter: Gwen Verrall to go against/with Guy and the story kinda appeared in my head.
Fanny: Can I presume you had seen Robin Hood before Spooks?
Bee: Actually no, funny story: I tried to watch it – made it through the first two episodes but the arrow shooting through to tell you locations drove me mental with the noise. I still have to see it completely. Does that make me bad, that I write a character I really don’t know that well?
Fanny: Oh I know they often scare the heck out of me!! Not bad, fascinating actually and you’re not the first to do that.
Bee: Oh FYI… I have a twitter account specifically for writing… its @_StelladelNord_ so if you want to know something catch me there too..
Fanny: (then I notice she had changed her username on Wattpad) For the duration of FanstRA who will you be for the sake of the readers ?
Bee: StelladelNord: Not changing, it has been a name that meant a lot to me ‘Star of the North’ due to my writing about Lucas and also where I come from, I’m a Northern girl in the UK.
Bee: It will be…. it was the person who writes Guy on twitter‘s idea. We’re working on the concept of making RP/writing/blogging all interactive.
Fanny: Thanks for having tea with me! I have 2 more questions I’m asking everyone: what’s your preferred mode of writing: Pen & Paper or word processing. What’s your preferred time of writing?
Bee: For poetry I use pen and paper 99% of the time and word processing for prose. My preferred time of writing is from 1 am GMT onwards because it’s quiet.
Fanny: I recall you & Juliet collaborated on a Lucas fanvid & would love to mention it too – I’m sure I’ve got it in my library – just can’t recall the name at the moment
Bee: Juliet and I? Yeah there are two… I wrote the poem in the 1st video about 3 weeks beforehand. It was supposed to be a one off certainly not for that vid!
Lucas North/John Bateman “In Pieces”
Lucas North “The Water”
I’m in awe of the creativity around here! Thanks for visiting, if you can still think after so much RA goodness go check out the other FanstRA contributors!
Wednesday, March 14th
F3 brightens up “hump day”! In fanfic, Maria Grazia presents an interview with Trudy Brasure and giveaway of her book, A Heart for Milton •C.S. Winchester helps new authors get their feet wet writing fanfic • In freeform, ChrisB continues the alphabet with “B is for Beard(?)? • jazzbaby1puts John Porter in the hands of Frank Spotnitz •Agzy outs Armitage characters as dog lovers • In fandom, fedoralady recommends the right tunes for your Armitage fanvid •In the Hobbit,IngeD3 reveals the deeper meaning of the dwarfs’ hoods • Ana Cris reflects on Armitage and Maori ceremony • In King Richard Armitage, Fabo offers some choices to play Anne Neville • Links to all FanstRA 3 posts appear here at the end of each day