Log in

Previous Entry

Welcome to Stephenie Says!

I hope the site will soon become the go-to place for what Mrs. Stephenie Meyer, creator of the Twilight saga, has said in interviews and appearances. Because the series is only beginning to garner widespread attention from the media and a fandom rabid enough to document, there are only a few appearances and her recent book tour to transcribe. However, I expect that this site will grow even more rapidly as Stephenie tours to promote The Host and the fourth installment of Bella and Edward's love story, Breaking Dawn.

To make the site easier to use, I have a couple of guidelines to get you started.
  • Interviews and transcripts are organized by the date given or published, not by the date that I add them, which is entirely arbitrary. I add them when I feel like listening to a particular session long enough to type it out, and when I have the time to do so. Check the right sidebar for newest additions.
  • You can search through articles by clicking the appropriate tag on the bottom left. For example, if you only want to look at Q+A sessions, click "Transcript." If you only want articles that discuss vampire mythology somewhere in them, click "Vampire." I do not as of yet have an anchoring system in place, so you will need to scan the entire article for the information you need if it's not noted in the "Highlights" before the cut. Sorry about that! You can find a better way to find specific information in my topical index, which is still very much a work in progress.
For a quick visual check, I am also going to attempt to remember to code the sources on here as follows:

Will denote a published article about Eclipse. This style will probably have both an article about Stephenie or a review, in some combination.

Means that this is a review only, and it is for the book whose title appears. There is no interview with Stephenie noted here. These will probably not be updated once I get into the swing of things, I was just excited when I began the site and noted any well-written articles I came across.

News articles that do not specifically relate to Eclipse will have the cover from New Moon.

This picture is a catch-all "other."  You'll find it on fandom interviews, for one thing, but also wherever else I'm not certain of a label.  If it's a rating or some other brief mention that I, again, found exciting in the middle of the insomnia that spurred this idea, you will see this icon. Really, I just wanted an excuse to use that picture, which I think is pretty fantastic.
This will only appear when it is a direct message from me, or if I have been in an uploading frenzy and am not finished with the formatting yet.  So, for example, I may have added five articles but not have put them in their proper place chronologically yet.
And now for the ones that I think actually matter...

Transcripts from news or other interviews have Twilight's cover.  This is an actual Q+A or a great interview, but I didn't do the legwork.  I'm just providing it.

These will be tagged "interview," but may also have "transcript," depending on the format.

My own transcriptions from signings and the like have another pair of lips. As in, straight from her lips. LOL, yes, I am a big dork.

These will be tagged "transcript," and will not share the tag "interview" unless I was sleepy and accidentally added it.

Why the distinction? Well, there isn't any *real* reason except for my sanity. However, in my mind, the ones marked interview are from a more formal setting. And, this way you'll know which ones should have a full citation.

Please let me know if you ever find a mistake on here, no matter how small. I take pride in accuracy, completion, and giving credit where it is due. In addition, if you have any video that you would like transcribed, please send me a copy or a link - I would be thrilled to be able to add it to the small library I've started. You can always reach me at mel.stepheniesays-AT-gmail, even if it's for something "silly".
Enjoy your look around! <3 Mel



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 28th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Hey! Love the site. We definitely need a catalogue of Stephenie's interviews and such to be a serious fandom. So I appalaud your efforts, and am happy to help if you need it. I could transcribe or try to locate some of the interviews. Or whatever else you need, I'm here.

Comment or PM me. I'm april_showers on the Lexicon; I'm on a lot, but I rarely post.

Again, great site!
Oct. 29th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Thanks so much - whenever things pick pack up, or if I fall too far behind, I may have to take you up on that! :)

The Volterra interview is on my "to-do" list, and I went ahead and uploaded what is available from the Burlington VT interviews (same videos you suggested).

Thank you for your help & kind words! :)
Mar. 25th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Midnight Sun
I find the rough draft of Midnight Sun very engrossing and very powerful....Seeing Twilight in Edward's point of view is very compelling and more touching. When will Stephanie finish this book? I hope it gets into the publisher's hands soon. Thanks!
Jul. 28th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Midnight Sun
I haven't heard any news about it yet!! :( I've got my fingers crossed that she'll be willing to return to it after her "year off" since the publication of Breaking Dawn, but nothing has been announced yet, unfortunately.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Page Summary


steph says