Interview with A.M Styles

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was very small, because I'd always ask my mum and dad for a diary. You honestly have no idea how many random papers and diaries I had filled with whatever I had in my mind. It was amazing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is watching the story unfold and creating parts that I, as a reader, would fangirl over. For example, if I'm reading a book where the main character is caught cheating on their lover, I would go crazy! Or maybe if a character dies without being able to confess their love to the main character, I would cry my eyes out. So yeah, I find that part of writing really enjoyable.
What are you working on next?
I want to keep that a complete secret. But I can tell you that it's a fan fiction, and I know a certain fandom that will go wild reading it. That is, if they get to read it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I'll honestly read anything. I read labels, fiction, history, romance, everything. I simply just love reading. One of my favourites is definitely romance, but I mean, who doesn't love a good romance book?
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I do know that it was a kids story, and whenever I read, it made my mum really happy. So, typical me decided that I would make myself love reading, and pretty soon, it became a natural love. Watching the characters printed on the page create words that tell an amazing story, seeing the character's personality slowly reveal itself, the plot twists, it's all amazing.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's like asking me what my favourite song is. But, as of right now, my favourite author is most certainly Sarah J Maas. She has written some really astonishing series, and I can't wait to read more from her!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent my first 12 years of life in The Bahamas, and 99% of that time was spent in the house, so I suppose that gave me plenty of time to read the same books over and over again and get a good feel of how a book is composed. It helped me create a vivid imagination, and I slowly built on that without realizing it. Cherishing every moment of life really does matter, especially if you're a writer.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I'm not exactly sure, but the first story I can remember was a story about an orphan who was abused in her orphanage and adopted in the end by some anonymous people. I was about 12 so it wasn't properly developed, but it was a nice idea my mum gave me. I've contemplated making it into a book, but I suppose not.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not writing, I'm on Wattpad or staring into space. It's a well known fact between me and my family. I really hope that I do start getting out more, because I can't be spending my time in front of a screen for the remainder of my life!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I know that there's much to do in life, and it's very short, so I really should be living it doing whatever I can to make it meaningful. But the main reason I get out of bed is because of my family. I feel like I was assigned as my family's guardian or protector, and laying down doing nothing makes me feel like I'm neglecting that duty.
Published 2019-02-03.
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Books by This Author

Story Of My Life
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you read this poetry book, which tells the tale of a girl with a life much like yours.