TWP- missbaaria

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About the Author

1. How about you tell the readers a little about yourself?

Well, I'm seventeen, a senior, and a proficient procrastinator. I actually took a test that confirmed that I'm a professional procrastinator, which is about 10-15% of the population. The ironic part is that when I took the test, I was procrastinating.

Other than procrastinating, I like writing, reading, and watching A LOT of Netflix.

2. Are you more of a reader or a writer?

Both. I try to read at least four books a month and I try to write at least four chapters a month. Both require the same amount of work.

3. How would you describe your imagination?

Always working. Seriously. I never stop daydreaming. I'm always thinking up new ideas for stories. And wait till you see what happens in my story "Curious." I've only posted the first chapter so far but it gets pretty insane by chapter four.

4. How did you find Wattpad?

I think it was that wonderful thing that's taking over the world: Google.

5. Do you see writing as a career?

YES! I mean, I've been writing novels since I was nine. I ignored homework for it, I gave up sleep for it. It has to be for something, right?

About the Stories

1. Where did you get the ideas for your stories? (You don't have to describe them all if you don't want to.)

Usually, I get my ideas by living. I get them by talking to other people. I get them by paying attention in class. Something, some word will grab my attention. Then I'll be thinking, wouldn't that be cool if that was a story? That's pretty much all I need to get my creative juices started.

2. Do you plan on putting anything in the Watty Awards?

Yes, I will probably submit my novel "Curious."

3. Who is your favorite character out of all the stories you have written?

I've written a lot of stories, and unfortunately most of them run the same way. There's always a girl with a whole lot of sass who fights against the world. In my current novel (the one on wattpad), my character is a grumpy rude British dude living in Maine. I think he's my favorite because he;s so awesome to write. He's my Ebenezer Scrooge!

4. Can you relate to any of your characters?

All of them. All stories and all characters start off in reality though they might not end that way. I can relate to Simon because I don't like talking to people either. WHen I go on walks, I go onto the opposite sidewalk when i see someone ahead.

Behind the Desk

1. When did you first start writing?

I have spring allergies so in 4th grade spring I had to sit in the nurses office during recess. I got bored. I had a brand new composition notebook and I decided to use it. I wrote my first novel that spring. It was really, really badly written but it was a start!

2. What inspires you to write?

You write because you rebel against something in the world. You write because you want to change that something, because you want to make it right. All of my stories are, to an extent, a rebellion.

3. Have you ever had writer's block? If so, how did you get rid of it?

If you haven't experienced writer's block, you're not a writer. The simple way to get rid of writer's block is the Butt-In-Chair method where you don't get up until youve written something. I also go back and re-write my previous chapters. Making them better both gramatically and plot-wise often inspires me to write some more.

4. Do you have any tips for any new writers?

Everyone always says to write and write and write. That's B.S. Write once. Then re-write and re-write and re-write again. Then re-write some more. Re-write to the point where you want to burn your first-draft for being so bad. No one wants to see your first draft. Think of it in regards to English class: if you hand in the first draft of your essay, you get a B-. If you hand in the second, you get a B+. If you hand in the third, you get an A. Each time you re-write, your writing WILL get better. Every single time. It's the one method that ALWAYS works. Hundred percent satisfaction guarantee.

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