Interview with Christina L. Marrow

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love reimagining the world around me by taking people that I know or even creating new characters to interact with. I love world building and character development and sometimes if I am really abosorbed in my work, I can smell taste and feel everythign my characters do which is always thrilling for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my readers and I love hearing what they have to say. If I can alter the story so it fits their needs then I will do that but I will also stay true to my story. If there is a character or a situation I have not thought of yet and a reader gives me an idea, if it works I will use it. To me readers or fans are the reason I write I love feedback, I love creative critiques. I am new at this and I will take on as much help as I can.
What are you working on next?
I am actually working on spec scripts so I can land a TV show job as a writer on a team. I have a few shows in mind I want to work for but I am keeping my cards close to my chest so I don't jinx it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow, this is a tough question because I have a few that are not famous. Some that write on the side and some that are not authors at all they are jus writers. But to list a few I will say, Maya Angelou, Shonda Rhimes, Jane Auten, Edgar Allen Poe, Nora Roberts, Octavia E. Butler, JK Rollins, Stephanie Meyers, and so many more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To get out of bed? I mostly sleep at my desk with forehead on the spacebar. I love learning and researching new things that I am writing about but the one thing that pushes me is my goal to retire my mother. She has been the backbone for my entire family and I want to retire her so she can travel the world.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an avid TV watcher and Gamer. I love games, love love, love games. My favorite games are RPG and Open World games. I love MMO but what really captivates me are the stories and graphics. If the story is lame it better have amazing graphic if it has both then I am swooning for days.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My professor wanted us to try publishing an E-Book so here I am. I've always wanted too anyway so this was the push that I needed.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, actually but it was a poem and it was a sad one because I was getting teased and I wrote his poem as a spell to ward off my enimies it worked but it also backfired on me as well.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a writing process. If I see something that inspires me I will write it down, a quote from a movie or TV show that I can expand on will be written down, anything from my dreams as well. When I have gathered all these things I just dyadream about it for a while, sometimes hours if I get lost but once I emerge I just begin to write. I will word vomit all over the first few pages until I run out of steam and then go back and reread what I have. Sometimes to edit, which a lot of people say is bad to do and to try to find little nuggets of inspiration that I may have left behind.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the first story that ever truly stuck with me was Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs written by Judie Barret (Who is also another favorite author of mine). This was my first dose of fantasy and to me magic. I loved that book and there were days where I wished it rained food or hailed ice cream scoops.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually think of what my stories entail and then I'll sit down and try to incorporate that into the cover. I usually hand draw them and than color and ink them on my computer.
Published 2016-03-18.
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Books by This Author

The Inner Workings Of My Mind
Price: Free! Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This E-Book is filled with short stories and poems ranging from Horror to a Sci-Fi Romance. There are some stories that touch on sensitive subjects like rape, suicide, child death, and teenage drinking. There are children stories, young adult stories and adult stories in this eBook as well.