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Member Spotlight: Rahne Kallon

1. Tell us about your most recent project (written or published). What inspired it?

My most recent story is a little something I’ve been working on called Vancouver Midnight. A lot of my stories are set in Toronto in my Lakeshore Universe, but for this I wanted to do something a little different. Since Vancouver is my favorite city, I wanted to write something that really showcases the love I have for traveling, what it’s like to be in such a wonderful place, and the sort of…grief you feel about having to leave. It’s a special kind of story, one that I haven’t really written before.

2. What’s your writing process like? Are you a “pantser,” an outliner, or something in between?

I’d definitely say an outliner. I plan almost everything out before I get to writing. Sometimes stuff just comes to me spontaneously while I’m actually writing (and that’s an amazing feeling), but the majority of the story is stuff that I actually plan out. I do this, because I like to have some direction, and I like to know where I’m going. Otherwise, with me being the easily distracted kind of person I am, I can end up losing sight of what I’m trying to do with this story or that story.

3. What’s your favorite kind of story to write?

Contemporary romance dramas. By far.

4. Which character from your work do you most identify with, and why?

My Border Collie, Ian Morlen. He’s probably my most popular character. I feel like he’s me in so many ways; very down to earth, but stubborn, often conflicted, sometimes at odds with himself or his friends. The relationship he has with his boyfriend Jamie Readon (Golden Retriever) is something I wish I had.

5. Which authors or books have most influenced your work?

Within our fandom, probably Kyell Gold, by far. He writes exactly the kind of stuff I like to read. I mean in terms of just subject matter, he nails it. Romantic dramas are a huge part of his repertoire as an author, and the way he writes them is mesmerizing. If I have to cite books specifically, I would say Out Of Position and Bridges impacted (and influenced to an extent) me the most.

6. What’s the last book you read that you really loved?

Probably Kyell’s Science Friction.

7. Besides writing, how do you like to spend your free time?

That’s quite a question. I’m also a dancer, a DJ, and a voice actor, so those take up quite a bit of my time. So much so that writing often takes a backseat, which is why I haven’t actually written much this year. I also love movies, TV, and video games. And with the limited free time I have outside of work and school, it’s a real balancing act trying to handle so many passions and hobbies.

8. Advice for other writers?

Write. Read. I can’t stress enough that if you want to be a good writer, you have a to read a lot. You have to see what good writing looks like, analyze it, find out why another writer does this or does that, and how it adds or takes away from their story.

9. Where can readers find your work?

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rahne/
https://rahne.sofurry.com/

10. What’s your favorite thing about the furry fandom?

That fact that we’re such a big community brimming with so many ideas and tons of creativity. That so many people can come from different backgrounds, all over the world to appreciate one thing, and that unlike other fandoms, all the content comes specifically from within, from us. We’re not a fandom that exists because of a particular TV show, video game, or movie. We exist because of an appreciation for something, a concept, an idea; one that means a little something different for everyone within, but one that we all appreciate nonetheless. We have writers, DJs, artists, fursuiters, voice actors, videographers, musicians, all sorts of “talent” that contributes and fuels our fandom in one way or another.

Plus, where can I dress up as a big sexy dingo, go crazy at the dances of a fur con, and have it be welcomed by everyone there?

 

Check out Rahne Kallon’s member bio here!

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