Interview with Lyrathea Phavon

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was twelve, in sixth grade, during 2014. It was near-ish to the end of the year and beginning of 2015. I mainly wrote fanfictions then, but have been starting to stray from that and go into my own stories.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Most likely the absorption of the worlds I create with my descriptions. I put a lot of effort turning what my mind sees into words that people can read. I also love creating characters.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote, I remember, was quite cheesy. It was an assignment in sixth grade. The topic was waking up on another planet. I made up two characters; Alizabeth and Diane, and transported them to a gem-associated planet, populated by weirdo people with shining eyes and sparkling hair called "Gemmies". I even tried to make a language for them. It really was cheesy. I can do a lot better now.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans make me real happy that I can write. I don't have many; just around seven. They are my math teacher, my best friend Alex (online. I don't know him in real life), my best friends Tabitha, Alissa, Cheryl, and Kate, who I know all in real life, and another online friend named Shauna, and another one I consider a sister/brother, Ivory. Also known online. So normally my fans are people I'm close to. I'd love to get to know anyone who likes my writing, though, despite being introverted.
What are you working on next?
A story I'm going to turn into my first actual book. I have a placeholder name for it, "The Afterlife River". I'm going to find a better name for it when I finish it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I usually draw, read, or play videogames.
Who are your favorite authors?
Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Karen Harris Tully, John Flanagan, Ted Dekker, and Rick Riordan.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I usually use my phone to e-read. I used to use an eReader, but there's two reasons why I don't: 1. I lost the chargers to all the eReaders; and 2. I forgot the pin codes I put on them.
Describe your desk
I don't really use a desk. Most of my writing, I have done in apps on my phone, on a social media site, and in notebooks. I normally write in the notebooks sitting on my bed, on the couch, or at a table in school.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Seeing my friends and doing my favorite activities; drawing, writing, and being with my best friends.
Published 2016-03-24.
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