Interview with Brianne Allen

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is to be able to share and express bits and pieces of myself and see how they do and do not relate to others around me.
What do your fans mean to you?
The following that I have on websites like Wattpad is absolutely beyond me. The support means the world.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently finishing my longtime project 'The Quiet Ones' and my newer story 'Girl Banding'. However, I'm mostly editing old works that I hope to soon put here.
Who are your favorite authors?
Authors like Rainbow Rowell, Ned Vizzini, and Marissa Meyer will probably always be my favorite.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family is a massive support, especially my younger brother. It's inspiring to know that you "inspire" someone each day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm probably reading or talking about reading. I have various friends that are obsessed with books just like me which ends up to be a real privilege.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I got to categories and I just scroll for whatever I'm in the mood for. It varies.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was High School Musical fan fiction and I was 6.
What is your writing process?
Sit down, think of an idea, edit the idea, start writing the first chapter, start writing random point in the middle, delete middle, keep going with the first chapter.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Although it probably wasn't, I consider the first book I read to be 'A Wrinkle In Time' which was my favorite book for a very long time. It taught me to appreciate family and how to look with in my self and accept both my positive and negative aspects.
How do you approach cover design?
I think of am overall theme of the book. Then I think if a symbol to represent that. I search for something on tumblr and really artsy pictures tend to come up.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, because I relate to it more than I could ever express.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, it was the first book I read where one main character wasn't white as well as the first where one main character was overweight.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer, I loved reading the book and it gave me a lot of exposure to a genre I didn't know existed.

Staying Strong by Demi Lovato, because it get anyone through a hard time.

An Abundance of Katherine's by John Green, because it has a light hearted feel with good underlying messages.
Published 2014-12-28.
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