1. How much does romance really matter to you in a story? Why? I really like romantic relationships in fic, and read them a lot, but it's not absolutely necessary. I tend to like stories that are character driven more than battle or fight dominate stories, and while those character driven stories don't have to have an relationships, it tends to give you more about them be it platonic or romantic. I do read romance, but I read a lot of other stuff as well. 2. Do you consider yourself a romance writer alone? If yes, do you focus on your set pairing(s)? Hmm... not really. I'm not very good at writing romance, it tends to feel awkward when I write it (even though it doesn't when I read it) I'm much better at the angst. When I have, yeah it probably sticks to the pairings I'm most comfortable writing, or an OC. 3. Do you read stories with only your pairing(s) or do you read anything? Does the genre make a difference? No, I don't stick to just the pairings that are my favorites, though I certainly do favor them. I'm always willing to give a new pairing a go, I've certainly found a love for pairing I've never thought about before that way. But for the most part I do stick to the characters I love, I don't tend to read OC driven stories because I read fanfic to read about the characters I already know. If there are OCs with them, that's perfectly fine, I've come to love a lot of OCs that way. The genre doesn't really effect what I read, I've been known to read a bit of everything.