Interview with Carley Holder

What are you working on next?
I am working on a story called "Quietly Loving You". This story is on an account called Wattpad.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/130923354-quietly-loving-you

I have been planning this story out for 1 month and I will soon begin to put it on this, very shortly. One chapter at a time, But I will do my best to get it here quickly.

Originally I worked on a story called "Love is A Miracle" also on Wattpad. This story was deleted with my old account do to certain reasons. I was very much ready to start this.

I am highly short on this question, do to my story planning still being in progress.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family, they are a big impact on my life.

If it wasn't for them, I think i'd never even realized I had a talent in writing. They make me smile and laugh. Though there are ups and downs at the end of the day, everything is okay.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time reading, I am a big reader. I read around 2-3 books a day. When I am not reading, I am with my family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look up topics and I find the books that interest me most. Then I read them, they are amazing!!!!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was when I was in 7th grade. My teacher assigned an assignment to me.

The assignment was to write a folk tale, I did so and my teacher encouraged me to keep going, so I did. From there it all elevated.
What is your writing process?
Depends. If I have nothing in mind. I plan. My planing is an organizer and I take my previous chapters and see what points I still have to cover.
When my thoughts are flowing its hard to pull me away from writing. I always have the best thoughts at this time
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Percy Jackson, to be very honest. I wasn't much of a reader in fourth grade. But it made me want to read, so I did exactly that.
How do you approach cover design?
I don't really judge a book by its cover. I do it by title. But, if I were to, I would want it to be nice and neat and show a small story on the front cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) Alex Rider series- It leaves traces of adrenaline and makes me want to keep going. it is very mysterious and leaves questions in my head

2) Time Travelers Key- This book was so inspiring, it showed so much inspiration in my life. It made me understand things. Each chapter is a whole new life lesson.

3) Chasing Red- I loved the book so much, it told an amazing love story and made me want to keep reading, shocking things happened and it made it even better. The twisted love story wont be forgotten
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a biggish town, moved to a small town soon after, then back to the biggish town. Doing so has inspired me to take my life experiences and change them into something that people want to read, makes me want to share. We all have a life story. I share mine within my stories. Some of my stories are just random thoughts as well
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to share my thoughts, and in some occasions help someone. That's all I could ask for. I enjoy writing my thoughts and adding twisting parts into it.
Published 2017-12-07.
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