process look like? Do you know the whole
story when you start? Or do you just
start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)? If you plan it out, how do you do that? Outline, note cards, post-it notes, etc.?
at the age of eighteen much of what I wrote could be considered seat of the
pants writing because back then writing was very much an outlet for me to get
my feelings out. I wrote what I felt and other considerations came later, the
entire process was very haphazard. Of course later on I realised that great
stories need structure and planning and a lot of hard work so currently my
writing process involves lots and lots of drafts. I still do the seat of the
pants writing but anything that produces is subject to a lot of revisions and
me when I’m least expecting them to.
I find that when you overthink a plot or try to force yourself to write
something, the work reflects it. Ideas that come when you’re listening to good music or reading something
that inspires you are the ones to hold on to and that’s what I do. I surround myself with books that
make me want to tell stories of my own and and with artists whose music helps
me tell those stories and that’s how I get the best ideas.
one of my greatest passions since as far back as I can remember and the class
definitely made school fun. But I really got into spending time constructing my
stories, working on them and completing full novels when I was eighteen so it’s been around six years.
always take constructive criticism and feedback when you can. It’s something that’s helped my immensely in my writing so even though initially it
can be quite scary to let someone piece apart your work but working with that
kind of input really helps make your work the best possible version of itself.
always tops any list but I love YA novels and the joy they bring readers. I’ve fallen in love with the works of Rainbow
Rowell, Stephanie Perkins and Meg Cabot.
Girls is one of my life’s biggest passions and Jess Mariano definitely inspired some parts
of Cole. I’m also addicted to reruns
of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill! I don’t have a particular favourite film but for some reason I could watch
The Parent Trap countless times.
household that was obsessed with 90’s music and that’s still very much my thing. I would take some Backstreet Boys over
Justin Bieber any day!
chocolate especially if it’s KitKats or contains Nutella!
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