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Let's just get into the questions! (BTW I found it on Tumblr and thought it'd be fun to try here)
1 : What age-group do you write?
2 : What genre do you write?
Really, it bounces around. THE NEWCOMER is a mystery, TATWATM + TATTATS are contemporaries, THE TREASURE MAP is an adventure, and WE'LL BE THE STARS will be another mystery.
3 : Do you outline according to big ideas or small details?
A mix of both? Like, some chapters will have really detailed outlines, and some have a one-sentence summary of what the chapter will be about.
4 : Which do you prefer - line-editing or plot-revisions?
5 : Do you write better with or without deadlines?
6 : What would be the biggest compliment you could hope to receive on your current WIP?
That my characters are relatable? Simon, Corinne, and Violet all represent things I feel should be represented, so to have someone say that they resonated with a specific character (or even all three) would be a big compliment.
7 : How long is your current WIP?
So far, 144 pages.
8 : What author would you be most excited to be compared to?
I'm not really sure...
9 : What do you struggle most with as a writer?
Execution. I want to be able to get the thoughts and scenes I have laid out in my brain onto paper.
10 : Do you brain-storm story ideas alone or with others?
Alone. Sometimes, when I'm feeling stuck, I'll ask for advice on a scene or something. But other than that, alone.
11 : Do you base your characters off of real people?
Not really. They mostly have little bits and pieces of me.
12 : Is your writing space clean or cluttered?
My writing space is usually my bed, and that's really only cluttered with blankets.
13 : Do you write character-driven or plot-driven stories?
Character-driven. Maybe because I prefer characters over plot.
14 : Do you have a favorite writing-related quote?
Yes, actually..."The largest room in the world is the room for improvement."
15 : If you transport your original characters into another author’s world, which world would you choose?
Hmmmmmmmmm...it'd be interesting to see Simon, Violet, and Corinne in the EXPLORERS books by Adrienne Kress. It'd also be cool to see Elliot, Nina, and Marty on Moon Base Alpha from the SPACE CASE books by Stuart Gibbs.
16 : Would your story work better as a movie or tv show? Why?
Movie. Well, for one, they're too short to be shows, and I just feel like a movie would represent them better.
17 : Do you make soundtracks for each story?
No, but maybe I should.
18 : If you could assign your story one song, what would it be?
(there might be more to come for this one)
TATWATM: Take on the World by Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard
TATTATS: Tomorrow Starts Today by Sabrina Carpenter
WE'LL BE THE STARS: This is Me by Keala Settle
19 : Would you rather live in your characters’ world, or have your characters come live in our world?
Well, they live in the real world, so...I mean, the Ivory Isle is a fantasy island, so...but I'd probably die on that island.
20 : What book would you love to see adapted for the big or small screen?
Book of mine? Or book in general? Imma just say a book in general...SHADOW CHILDREN and MASTERMINDS (both as Netflix shows)
21 : Do you finish most of the stories you start?
Yes, I've only DNF'd 2.
22 : Has your own writing ever made you cry?
23 : Are you proud or anxious to show off your writing?
Depends on who I'm showing it to.
24 : When did you start considering yourself a writer?
Since I was like, 6? I've been writing stories since then.
25 : What books are must-reads in your genre?
In my favorite genre? Or the one that I write? Currently, I have the most contemporary stories, so...just go read OCDANIEL
26 : What would you like to see more of in your genre?
27 : Where do you get inspiration from?
Literally anything? Like, anything that seems like could work as a scene in a book.
28 : On a scale of 1-10, how much do you stress about choosing character names?
I used to stress out a lot about it, but now I kind of decide based on I feel fits them.
29 : Do you tend to underwrite or overwrite in a first draft?
30 : Does writing calm you down or stress you out?
Depends. Am I writing on a deadline? If so, it stresses me out. If not, it calms me.
31 : What trope do you actually like?
The friends-to-lovers trope. That's probably why so many of the ships in my stories, start out as best friends.
32 : Do you give your side-characters extensive backstories?
33 : Do you flesh-out characters before you write, or let their personalities develop over time?
I just kind of let their personalities develop over the course of the writing. EXAMPLE: Initially Violet was supposed to be a lot more sarcastic, and Corinne was supposed to be a lot more soft-spoken...they kind of switched.
34 : Describe your old writing in one word.
35 : Is it more fun to write villains or heroes?
36 : Do you write with a black and white sense of morality?
Kind of? Depends on who I'm writing.
37 : What’s one piece of advice you would give to new writers?
Let yourself start out terribly.
38 : What’s one piece of writing advice you try--but fail--to follow?
Writing every day.
39 : How important is positive reinforcement to you as a writer?
40 : What would you ask your favorite author if given one question?
Definitely not a how did you become a writer? question, because everyone asks those. Ummm...probably something about their upcoming book.
41 : Do you find it distracting to read while you’re writing a first draft?
No, not at all.
42 : Do critiques motivate or discourage you?
Depends on the critique.
43 : Do you tend to write protagonists like yourself or unlike yourself?
44 : How do you decide what story idea to work on?
I play around with an idea for a while, and then I get to outlining.
45 : Do you find it harder or easier to write when you’re stressed out?
46 : What Hogwarts house would your protagonist(s) be in?
...I don't read Harry Potter...I don't like books about wizards, simple as that
47 : Where do you see yourself as a writer in five years?
48 : Would you ever co-write?
Not really, I get stressed out if I'm not in control.
49 : Are you a fast and rushed writer or a slow and deliberate writer?
50 : Would you rather be remembered for your fantastic world-building or your lifelike characters?
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