Woooooooo Abby is drowning in homework and studying and memorizing scripts, so she decided to do a Writer’s Q&A she found online. Enjoy!
What type of writing do you do? I used to want to be a novelist. Like, that was my dream career. While I still would love to do that, my favorite thing to write at the moment are plays! I also am an avid journaler.
What genres and/or topics do you write about? In this season of life, I have been writing a lot about mental health. However, I used to write an insane amount of Star Wars and Marvel fanfiction. I plan to get back into the Star Wars storylines I was working on at some point soon.
How long have you been writing? Last time I cleaned my room, I found a “book” I wrote in second grade.
Are you published? On the internet? Yes, hello, this is my blog.
What was the first story you ever wrote? I think it was about an island girl named Maya or something about Thomas the Tank Engine.
Why do you write? A lot of the time I feel like my brain is spinning with a billion words. I write to get them out.
How do you find time to write? At the moment, panic procrastination is how I have been writing. Ideally, I would like to spend time in the mornings writing after I spend time reading my bible. Hopefully we will be able to get back into that routine soon.
When and where are the best times to write? When: when I don’t have Spanish homework. Where: give me a local coffee shop with decent wifi and we’re in business.
Favorite food/drinks while writing? See above (just give me hot coffee and I’m set)
Your writing playlist? The “Monsters Inc.” and Star Wars scores are my long time favorites, but I recently got into Alec Benjamin’s work.
What do family/friends/loved ones think of you writing? I think they like it?
Parts of writing you enjoy the most? I love writing fight scenes and witty banter scenes.
Parts of writing you find challenging? I hate writing transitions, man.
What do you write with and on? I prefer writing in a notebook, but I have recently become addicted to Google Docs as my saving grace.
How do you overcome writer’s block? Ha ha.
How do you motivate yourself to write? Freaking deadlines. I thrive on deadlines.
Writers who inspire you as a creator? John Green, JK Rowling, Stephen Edmond, Christine Riccio, David Auburn, Alex Hirsh, Rachel Hollis, W.T.R. Shaw (Sweet Ben) and Nathan Gonder
Books that inspire you as a writer? “Winter Town,” “Again, But Better,” “Turtles All The Way Down” and the Harry Potter series.
Best advice you’ve gotten as a writer? Never stop writing, even when you don’t like your work.
Writing goals this year: In 2020, I want to write a new short play and have a friend at Missouri Western direct it.
Life is crazy, but writing is always a wonderful escape, even if it’s just a self-reflection on the craft.
Thank goodness for Fall Break.
Until Next Time,