Karryne: I like to read physical books. I don't know, it's something about dog earing a page and turning the pages that genuinely bring a smile to my face. But I do read online, like fanfics, wattpad and tumblr writers. Lexi: I'm usually really busy so I'll read on my phone online. Whether it's tumblr, fanfics, or tumblrs you can actually find really good and unique writers and stories. When it comes to (established writers?) I tend to use my computer to read my e-books or borrow one of Karryne's physical copies. Karryne: I feel like we answered this question so long-windedly, but the answer is in their somewhere :D
Describe your desk
Lexi: Messy! I have a few pens, some jump drives, my computer and a few idea books jumbled together. Can't forget my warm bottle of Gatorade that's been there for two days.
Karryne: Mine, is a little neater. I have a single pen, a notebook, my desktop, phone, and some tea pods.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Karryne: Lexi and I both grew up in the Midwest. I don't think it influenced our writing much, but if i had to reach...I'd say it prompts us to add a sense of relatability to our characters.
When did you first start writing?
Lexi: I started writing when I was in high school. I'd always have stories roaming around my mind but after Karryne prompted me to try fanfic writing, I really started looking at it as something I could actually do, you know?
Karryne: I started about six and a half years ago, when I ran across an asianfanfics site. I read and adored so many authors and stories on there and they inspired me to start my own writing... and I'm happy I did
What's the story behind your latest book?
Lexi: We just wanted to kind of dip our toes into the water here so, we just gathered a few old stories and drabbles from our earlier days and made a compilation that depending on the response will be a monthly thing. They are all different as far as story focus goes, but at they're core it's all about two people who like each other...and show it
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Karryne: Lexi and I wanted to have control over our work and in my opinion the indie community is a really big, but welcoming one. A lot of readers of indie writers are always searching for something to read and when they find a good one they are really cool about talking to you about it...our hope is that we are that "good one."
Lexi: I just really wanted to write what I want, how I want, and just have control over what I create. Karryne and I are fans of so many indie authors and wanted to join the ranks of our adored "sestren". < clever attempt at femal version of brethren>
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Karryne & Lexi :Having people fall in love with the characters and their stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
Karryne & Lexi: Everything! Quite honestly, we wouldn't be here or have the confidence to try if it wasn't for them and their constant encouragements. Thank you !!!!
What are you working on next?
Karryne & Lexi : Next month's installment of Pandora's pieces and some personal endeavors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Karryne: Doing better. Just getting a chance to do more and better than yesterday.
Lexi: I have so much I want to do with my life and I can't do any of it from my mattress, unfortunately.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Karryne: Thinking...I tend to do that a lot.
Lexi: I try to keep busy, when I'm not sleeping. Whether it's working on other endeavors, spending time with family, or going out on the town, I try to keep moving. I don't want to miss anything so I try to stay in motion.
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