Interview with MP Creative Arts

What motivated you to become an indie author?
It hasn't been an easy decision. I went to school for a completely unrelated field and pursued a career in that field. Over time, it became apparent that my career choice was unfulfilling to say the least. It was ten years later when I began writing little stories. It was more of an escape, or a decompression of sorts. As I wrote more and developed my own style, comments I received from people were overwhelmingly positive. Still, I kept working in a career I, frankly, hated. At 35 years old, I realized that if I was ever going to attempt being an author, the time was now.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans and supporters mean the world to me! I take time to respond to every comment I receive on anything I create! I love my fans! ♥
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy to me was, and is, delving into the far reaches of my own mind to concoct something eye-catching, using a relatively simple prompt. It feels so right when I'm writing; as if I'm flying over a countryside with the wind whipping me in the face!
What is your writing process?
It really depends on what kind of story I am writing. For shorter stories I generally write off the cuff so to speak. When I am working on a multi-chapter story I will outline the basic idea behind each story.
Why do you write on the subjects you do?
In all honesty, it's the fantasy aspect of everything that inspires my writing. Most of what I write about isn't physically possible in the real world.
When did you first start writing?
My first published story, where I sat down at wrote it in one go, was in May of 2013. It was a very short story, only 1250 words in fact. Looking at it, in comparison to how I write now, is really night and day.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do remember the first story, though it wasn't exactly a literary masterpiece. My first foray into writing came at a 'Choose You Own Adventure' kind of website. At that time, I only had about a half hour each day to write. I would add a chapter each day to the interactive story. Sadly, the first few entries of the story were not my own. Therefore, I never reproduced the story.
Describe your desk
I have a black composition book on the left side of my desk. In there are various prompts and ideas, as well as any projects I'm working on. To the right side there is a coaster and more often than not, a Monster energy drink (sugar free!) sits on top of it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up, and still reside in the Pacific Northwest. In high school, I wasn't much of a writer in all honesty. I had been told that I did not have the organization or the creative spark to write effectively. It wasn't until I took a writing class in college where I was told to stop mailing in my writings, because there was more potential there that I wasn't tapping into.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My inspiration comes from three places. My beautiful daughter, my amazing girlfriend, and my desire to prove to myself, and those who doubt me, that I can, and will, succeed in my endeavors!
Published 2017-12-10.
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Books by This Author

A Cross-dresser's Fantasy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,920. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Erotica » General
Welcome to my shop darlin'. How can I help you today? Kevin is a typical, ordinary kind of guy. He's worked at the same place for years, has a girlfriend and a home. Nothing strange at all. Well, other than his cross-dressing fetish. When he gets a chance to live his fantasy, thanks to a magic shop owner, Kevin becomes Katrina, female through and through!