Interview with Lia Kartney-Worthing

Who are your favorite authors?
Laurie Halse Anderson and Lizzie Wilcock
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
On minecraft, doing schoolwork, reading or watching videos on youtube.
What is your writing process?
I come up with an idea, start to write the story, and as I go, I come up with more ideas, keep adding and adding.
Once I have the book written, I edit it, then rewrite it several times. Editing between each rewrite until I think it's finished.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson.
The main character has my name, which is one very small reason for liking this book.
I like how it's written poetically but still does justice to eating disorders.
griEVE - Lizzie Wilcock
I like how it portrays people who self harm and displays how one can be happy, and then not be happy.
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
The main character shows how hard it can be fore people to admit they've been hurt and how they can hold it in, which really does hurt.
Losing it - LIzzie Wilcock
Not really sure, I just really like this book.
The Last Four Things - Paul Hoffman
Well written, I love the story line to it, just draws me in every time.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything, I just love reading.
In past I've read fan fiction (mostly of Naruto, Naruto fan fiction is nice) romance books, fantasy ones, horror ones.
I just like a good story.
Mostly I like books that are mostly about a character with mental illnesses, they interest me.
Describe your desk
Messy, mostly cluttered with things I don't even use.
But the most important things are right next to the keyboard for when I do need them.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Right at this moment, I have three books I'm working on.
The first is about a teenage boy who doesn't really have many friends at school, and the story portrays how easy it is to lose someone and how harsh grief can be, or at least I hope that's what people will get from it.
The second centers around a group of teens who all attend school together, it shows how they interact and how bonds can change in relation to events.
My third book, it portrays the bonds in a family, and how events can shake this.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was on wattpad, and there was a person whose work had been put on this site, which lead to me coming to see what this site was like.
On watching a video explaining this site, I thought, 'yeah, I like it.'
And that's about it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the characters come to life as you develop them, I sometimes almost feel as if they really are speaking to me.
A well developed character is the best thing.
What are you working on next?
The first book I ever wrote, which was vague in outline, I plan on rewriting that.
I want to make it a powerful and commanding book, it's an idea that I've had in my head for a long time.
Published 2014-08-04.
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