What is your favourite genre to write in?I think Fantasy is my favorite. I feel I have so much more to work with. I can do anything. But with other genres I feel limited.
What is your history? Have you always been a writer?Yes. It started with song writing, and then it was little stories. After that it was role playing, and eventually I upgraded to writing books.
What is your favourite thing about writing?How the characters can completely surprise you. I’ll think I know where a story is going and then the characters will change direction. It’s always great to be surprised; it keeps things interesting. It also helps with character development.
Have you ever had a bad review? What's the best thing to do when you get one?Yes, I’ve had a few. I read them, take the criticism into consideration and move on. Sometimes they can be helpful; they let you know what you need to work on. But you also have to remember that your book won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Getting a bad review isn’t the end of the world!
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to be a singer. That was before I figured out that I have stage fright. I don’t like to sing in front of family. I’d have a heck of a time singing in front of a crowd.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what?Absolutely! I listen to all kinds. I choose different songs depending on what scene I’m writing. But if it’s nothing too heavy then I just have a general playlist. I have at least three different playlists for each story I come up with, so there’s far too many songs to name. But instrumentals help when I’m writing a dramatic scene.
How often do you write?Every day. If I’m not writing then I do something else story related, whether it’s listening to the “theme song” on repeat, choosing faces for my characters or mulling over scenes in my head.
How would you describe your writing style?Well, I’m not good at describing things. That’s probably why I don’t do much of it in my stories. I focus more on what’s going on with the characters and less on their surroundings.
Is your goal to be traditionally published? If so, why?Yes, I would love that. I think a lot of writers imagine what it would be like to have a bestseller. I want to reach as many people as possible. It would be so nice to meet fans and connect with them. Having the opportunity to potentially touch so many readers with my stories would be phenomenal.
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