Interview with Ravenclaw7

When did you first start writing?
When I was eight, my mother entered me in this reading rainbow competition where I had to write my own children's book. I spent weeks writing this terrible story about a horse named Stardust that went on to win the local derby. And for two years I would write another one and both times I would still loose. This was extremely fustrating as it made me think I simply was not a good author, now however when I look back on it it set me up for a career as an author. Agents will regect your work but it's their opinion, that doesn't make your story terrible( most of the time).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My age. At fifteen its near impossible to get any good literary agents to like your work because you're still a kid and they want a "professional" writer.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy and Sci-fi for the most part because i find romances and non fiction to be (for the most part) boring and unimaginative. I love books that strech beyond the normal bounds of creativity, because they were the ones that inspired me to start writing my own.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have hundreds of favorites but i would have to say that the five that keep pulling me back in are the Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, Les Miserables, Looking for Alaska, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm still growing up, and I currently live in Maryland even though i spent a majority of my childhood in western Virginia. Thus far this has only affected the settings of my stories because I really don't know much about what it's like to live outside of the Midatlantic.
What are you working on next?
Currently I am working on a Gothic fantasy that has been in the works since I was thirteen.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.K. Rowling, Shakespeare, John Green, Stephen King, and Henry David Thoreau.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's an escape really. When i sit down at my computer its like the entire world vanishes. I can create anything I want with the combination of twenty six letters and if that's not beautiful than i don't know what is.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a two year member of my school's marching band and I also edit one of my school's newspapers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was for a Reading Rainbow contest when I was eight. It was a ten page book about an Appalachian horse named Stardust that won a derby. It was horrible really, and I only realize that after like seven years. But the story still inspires me when I'm writing and whenever I hit writer's block i take it out and think to myself "well at least you don't write like this anymore."
Published 2015-05-28.
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Colonies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After ozone depletion destroyed most of Earth's atmosphere humanity was put on the brink of extinction. In a desperate attempt to save the population the government sent those that afford to pay into space, to nearby settlements along newly discovered planets. The rest were left to burn with their planet in enclosed shelters. This was the world of the colonies and the end of humanity's long reign.