Interview with Gracie Elaine

Who are your favorite authors?
Personally I read on websites, but I would have to say John Green, Rick Riordan, and even though he isn't an author my good friend
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have suffered depression, and getting out of bed has just been too much of a feat on occasions. Now I get out of bed so I can be productive, and what inspires me most is that I will have a chance to continue my story.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first real story I ever wrote was about this hero of sorts, and she was just out of the ordinary. Normally the prince saves the damsel in distress, but I flipped it. Pretty boys often need saving from their own ignorance.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do not remember the first story I EVER read, but the first ones that had any impact would have to be The Lightning Thief, Bridge to Terabithia, and Narnia
What do you read for pleasure?
Whatever really catches my interest. I am always changing moods, and styles.
Describe your desk
I have a very shitty corner desk I got about a year ago. It is tall, and I don't have a chair suitable for it. It just holds my work, and that is the only purpose it really serves.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a decent sized town in Texas, and when writing I will use words such as: y'all. That, and this town doesn't have much to do when you are older, and have been everywhere. I wouldn't have gotten interested in writing if I had other means of entertainment as a child.
When did you first start writing?
Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I started writing in about third grade. Over time I developed better writing skills, and now I am here today.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to take something that very well may have happened to me, and twist it into a story. When I write I am in a completely different place, and I don't have to worry about the stress life brings.
What do your fans mean to you?
What fans? If I had fans they would mean the world, and I would help them as much as I could from behind my laptop.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, as a classic nerd, I am playing video games, listening to music, reading, or on YouTube. Outside of that I like hanging with my friends.
Published 2014-07-18.
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