Four Fansites Meet and Interview Stephenie Meyer: Summary

98 Comments June 19, 2010 by Filed Under: Bree, Must See, Stephenie Meyer

Four lucky fansites were chosen out of a hat to visit Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga–and they did! Here’s a summary of what they reported back:

Letters to Twilight

Eclipse letters to twilight gals 280x210 Four Fansites Meet and Interview Stephenie Meyer: Summary stephenie meyer must see bree Two of my favorite bloggers in the world and super-friends from Twilight fandom Moon and UC from Letters to Twilight had the chance to go. I was thrilled to hear the news after finding my site wasn’t chosen. I knew their coverage would be much better than what I could do (now JayPat and LMCullen, they’d be the ones to go if we were picked and they’d nail it)! LTT girls haven’t had the chance for a full recap–but so far they say:

We interviewed Stephenie Meyer yesterday. No, scratch that- we hung out with Stephenie Meyer yesterday for four hours.
Yes. You heard that. FOUR HOURS. We have amazing photos (We’re pretty sure the photographer got some good ones of us stuffing strawberries in our faces & feeding each other grapes) and H-O-U-R-S of conversations to pour over.

UDPATE: TwiLex made a transcript of the livestream mentioned below, with some answers to questions, including:

  • Breaking Down: The parody version of Breaking Down that Stephenie wrote in her head as a release from stress: Stephenie just decided to write in her head a story where Charlie ends up as a meth addict, Bella accidentally kills Alice, Edward runs off in depression can’t stand Bella anymore, Bella settles down in the arms of Mike Newton who then leaves her and runs off with Eric Yorkie. Bella can’t take it anymore walks to the infamous cliff goes to commit suicide then decides she can’t do it turns back from the cliff trips over her own two feet, trips, hits her head on a rock and dies.

Check out more after the break!

TwiFans

Eclipse stepheniemeyer2 Four Fansites Meet and Interview Stephenie Meyer: Summary stephenie meyer must see bree TwiFans, a fansite community, also had the chance to attend. So far, they’ve posted just the questions they asked during the four hour period, here’s a sampling:

  • What rule did Bree actually break according to the Volturi? (Fan question credit to – jencwu)
  • When will The Official Twilight Guide be released?
  • What do you think about Fan Fiction?
  • How do you feel about creating a fictional character all men are measured against?

Twilight Source

Eclipse Screen shot 2010 06 19 at 10.53.13 PM Four Fansites Meet and Interview Stephenie Meyer: Summary stephenie meyer must see bree Twilight source is live streaming right now about their interview!

Twilight Series Theories was included as well, but I haven’t seen any updates on their pages quite yet!

UPDATE: Partial Transcript of Twilight Source stream:

  • Midnight Sun: Is not off the table. It won’t be her next project, but she has not cancelled it. She needs it to be the thing she is the most excited about to write it effectively or it won’t be good.
  • It was a 4.5 hour interview very laid back atmosphere, they discussed everything.
  • Bree Tanner:
    • Freaky Fred: In his human life was that he was very introverted nerdy human science type very intelligent who observed everyone who kept his distance from people by always avoiding eye contact. That translated into his vampire repulsion technique no one wants to watch or see him. He still retains his intelligence and inquisitiveness.
    • Don’t watch: the line was to both Bree and to Bella in equal measure.
    • Riley: Stephenie’s attitude/view of Riley had changed. People lost sympathy for Riley and she did too when writing it.
    • Diego made Riley assist in the actual killing of Diego.
    • Victoria enjoyed making Riley do it.
    • Riley did try to save Diego but Victoria wouldn’t show mercy.
    • The fact that Riley cared for Diego made Victoria want to hurt Diego more and after Riley helps in his death he totally lost every good part of himself. embraced the dark side in a sense.
    • Stephenie hated killing Bree.
    • Bree and Diego as humans were strong minded as humans that prevents them from being totally animalistic as vampires
    • She always knew the Volturi had visited Victoria. The fact that Victoria is now forced into a decision is why Alice can suddenly see what is happening.
    • Jane acts without Aro’s direct knowledge. Aro sends her and the team to North America with Aro’s blessing to act as Jane sees fit. Jane would actually have liked to kill Alice too because she knows that Alice would be Aro’s bigger prize than her if Aro ever got her in Italy permanently. She would be higher ranked than Jane and Jane actually hates Alice more than Bella. However Jane realized that Aro would kill Jane if Alice died at her hands or inaction, so Jane has no choice in the end.
    • Edward didn’t tell anyone that he read Bree’s thoughts because any info Edward got was not going to change anything. It wouldn’t make anything better at that point. Bella was also still human and he didn’t want to risk a human Bella by saying anything.
  • Breaking Down: The parody version of Breaking Down that Stephenie wrote in her head as a release from stress.
    • Stephenie just decided to write in her head a story where Charlie ends up as a meth addict, Bella accidentally kills Alice, Edward runs off in depression can’t stand Bella anymore, Bella settles down in the arms of Mike Newton who then leaves her and runs off with Eric Yorkie. Bella can’t take it anymore walks to the infamous cliff goes to commit suicide then decides she can’t do it turns back from the cliff trips over her own two feet, trips, hits her head on a rock and dies.
  • Other novellas
    • Nothing immediately in the works, but didn’t discount idea totally
    • If she were to continue she would write series from Rensemee’s and Leah’s points of view
  • Downside of fame
    • No chance in interviews anymore to really in depth character questions because bigger media glosses over the little stuff all the fans want to know. In other words the interview that all focus on the dream, etc.
  • Themes
    • Stephenie doesn’t feel that Twilight is out there to have a message or theme and that everyone should choose as the characters do. It’s the choice that they made in their circumstances. She didn’t write it to have a specific theme or message, but if she had to pick something there is an over arching theme of choice and what the pros and cons of any given choice are. But that’s not to say the books are an allegory on choice.

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  • team_whatamarshmellow<3

    excatly!!!!!
    i think i like midnight sun better then twilight too:)
    right on girl!!!
    Eclipse, Midnight Sun, Breaking Dawn, New Moon and Twilight.
    thats my list! i seriously like NM a little better then twilight even if Edward left in it -btw i cried at that part-i liked it better:)

  • team_whatamarshmellow<3

    who the f*ck is diego??????
    LMAO
    wow! random!

  • team_whatamarshmellow<3

    don't you love it???
    its awesome and wacky!!! and cool!!!!!:)
    lol
    SM is AWESOME AND SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!<3<3
    SHE ROCKS!

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, MS is my favorite “book.” For one thing, Twilight was the first book she ever wrote and her writing improved as she went on. So as her 5th book MS is better written. Plus Edward is just more interesting than Bella. Part of the appeal of the series is how she is kind of an average girl who these amazing things happen to (above all total, irrevocable, reciprocated love), but it’s way more interesting to me to be in Edward’s head. Once you really get him the whole saga improves in a way. She could write the whole thing from his perspective and I would eat it up with a spoon.

  • Decaber

    i completely understand what SM means when she said that about going in depth. i read the origional post on her website about why she is promoting eclipse with interviews with websites. all the mainstream interviews ask her the same things that we twihard fans already know the answer to. for example my husband who is a fan but not that big of one read bree tanner and asked me if diego was dead or if he really went ahead. i know how she writes so i knew the answer but he didnt. SM wants to answer the questions WE the fans have

  • TeamNotSexyGraySpandex

    Just to let you know, I wasn't confused about that part. I'll never be confused about that part. Every author has gone through that. She's not the first and she definitely won't be the last. That part I actually get but I still don't agree with her answer. I get that they are the interviewer and all that other stuff but if she feels like a POV is being missed; she needs to put her foot down and tell it. It didn't stop her with Bree (even if it was 3 and 2 years respective after the book and Saga ended) and it shouldn't stop her now. People might say she would be a Diva with that but I just don't see it.

    Of course mainstream media is going to ask the same questions, over and over again. More than likely, they've never read the books NOR care about the material. I read her statement and to be honest, she'll probably never answer the questions I want but I guess it will be a good read to see what others wanted to know.

  • Anonymous

    I would too. I think Edward has a much more interesting perspective on things. I would love to read what he was going through in New Moon…well and Eclipse…and Breaking Dawn! LOL! I would be most excited to read what was going through Edward’s brain on Isle Emse!

  • leahreallyitis

    I have the book of Bree Tanner I have not read it yet but I know Deigo does die

  • leahreallyitis

    I some times wonder if Summit knows of this site at all?? I doubt it

  • leahreallyitis

    yeah we probably are and we depise MR ha ha hahahha they probably are scared of us and that we would come charging in with pitchforks and torches ha ha ha ha ha!

  • leahreallyitis

    mere words could not describe how much I depise that woman

  • leahreallyitis

    haha haha off topic for a sec I love your screen name!!

  • leahreallyitis

    I bought the new GQ mag with Taylor on the front hey I am a twi-hard and he looks good on the cover!

  • leahreallyitis

    I am!!!! :-D

  • KL Eclipse☼Ami♥W4E♣BD♂Cptvs↑

    Breaking Down…bahahahaha! I love it!!! ♥

  • KL Eclipse☼Ami♥W4E♣BD♂Cptvs↑

    Breaking Down…bahahahaha! I love it!!! ♥

  • enviro

    OK found your comment finally! I totally agree. As soon as I saw that clip on the MTV awards I was like, I hope the fansites ask SM about that. Doubt it though.

  • Springroll242004

    This is totally true, I check this site out everyday, several times a day. Really excellent and everyone so nice.

  • bella ♥ vita

    Probably because if they gave any of Will's sites the credit they really deserve then our comments would also force them to finally acknowledge and accept that their overall demographic is actually the over 18 crowd instead of the tweens/teens that they've so foolishly/stubbornly been catering to since Twilight. For whatever reason they refuse to acknowledge that fact preferring instead to ignorantly continue catering to children.

    I'm really glad to see other sites finally getting a chance too. I just hope that they will continue doing so and one of Will's much beloved sites will get its chance like the others.

  • SC~3rd_Wife(TeamSM)

    I've wondered that myself. You here about other fan sites, but never this one, and clearly we are the post popular on the web. I found this site by a Google search for New Moon Movie, and NMM.org came up first. I've been hooked ever since. When you search Eclipse Movie you get the same result. Hale, these fan sites come up before the official movie sites! That can be credited to two things: Will knows some serious web master tricks and/or we have the most people searching for this site and pulling it up through Google.

    I agree with aMused – I think we are too controversial for Scummit, and they probably don't like that we refer to them as Scummit and have a multitude of names for their beloved screenwriter!

  • SC~3rd_Wife(TeamSM)

    Go read Bree Tanner's novella. It's a wonderful but short read, so it won't take much of your time. It's still online for free until July 5th:

    BreeTanner.com

  • http://nm.org/ aMUSEdbyEclipse on 4thJuly

    Whenever I hear pitchfork & torches I think of Beauty & the Beast when the villagers go after the Beast!!!! Yep that's us after Scummit and MR!!!!!! LOL

  • http://nm.org/ aMUSEdbyEclipse on 4thJuly

    yep we sure do!!!!

  • Icedoll Me

    In Letters to Twilight,they wheedled out of SM that she is,actually, Team Jacob. Why am I not surprised.

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • iceandfire-1stTeamXavierMember

    I so agree with you!! Edward is just so amazing! His POV is so interesting and he’s so conflicted… I just love it! I agree with everything you said except when you said it’s your favorite AFTER Eclipse. Midnight Sun’s first 12 chapters is my favorite right BEFORE Eclipse!!

  • http://twitter.com/iHeartTayDaniel I♥TD-TakeHisPantsOff A Notch

    aw thanks!

  • team_whatamarshmellow<3

    ohhhh! thanks! now i get what their talking about:)
    thanks again i'll read it!!!<3

  • solid_team_edward

    exactly! My friends are really amazed at how updated I am in all things Twilight! From NM.org, EM.org, and now BDM.org…THAAAANNNKKKK YYYOOOOUUUUU!!!!! mwwwaaaahhhh!

  • HHIMC<RememberMeTyler~Is Now~

    To each her own…but REALLY???

    I just dont get it. Well, kinda…but. Sorry. Her dream was about Edward and Bella…not anyone else.
    Pfff…i give up. Seriously, she's not my fave thing about this saga, even tho i thank her for writing this stuff. There wouldnt be any of it w/o her and that dream…so i'm grateful for that even when she annoys me :P

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