June 22, 2010

16. What’s your favorite setting for your characters?

My favorite setting involves an off-beat world, where there may or may not be traces of magic, with sublime aesthetic attention both in the perfection and the flaws (and I love flaws. Rust and dust are my friends), wooden sotre-fronts and steam powered trains, with towns of various sizes with forests nearby... It's a wild and organic world with complex humanity making its way inside and absurd soul puppeteering the whole tone.

I've got many stories brewing in my mind setting themselves in a world like this.

June 16, 2010

15. Ever written romance or Angsty teen drama?

I have not. I had ideas for some, but I never got around to do them (Though Brady's tale was almost angsty teen drama haha!). I don't feel good writing these unless something greater is taking place. I like to go into complex characters and relationships and drama. Angst is somewhat petty from a mainstream perspective and I don't want to settle into something we always see.

I haven't found my voice to express my own angst quite well yet or my perspective on the unique, complex, and undocumented side of teenagehood. Though if my characters are undergoing similar things I undergo in life I will have trouble letting go of the petty and abandoning myself to what truth is to me.

June 2, 2010

14. What’s everyone else’s favorite story you’ve ever written?

Considering the fact that I haven't shown much of my work to anybody (Sadly... but it's all that self-esteem issue. I think it would make me feel better to have some criticism. Anyways, that step is in my future plans of things to do), their favorite story will probably be one I wrote for school. The one most read is Scurry Ashes, I won an award for it, though it never really rang beautifully inside of me (Short Stories tend to do that).

I showed my Utopia story to a few people, Stop and Stare, Eat the Fish, I Forgot to Close the Window, and my teacher loved it, the people who read it loved it, and frankly, I love it too, so the favorite one is probably that one.