Interview with Fae Wild

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing my stories with other people, and having them enjoy it. I really like writing for the sake of writing, but when my stories make people happy, that's the best.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING. Anyone who reads my creations, enjoys them, supports me, is absolutely amazing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drawing, haha. I'm not happy unless I'm working on something, so I always have a couple projects waiting on the sidelines for my attention.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Maybe not the very first, but one of the first I remember writing was like a mash-up between Inuyasha and Final Fantasy X-2, complete with horrible self-insert and cheesy dialogue. I wrote it in this little journal with a cover that made me think of dragonskin, and I made this poor boy in my class read it. (He said he liked it, though! The story I mean, not being forced to read it.)
What is your writing process?
I usually put on music or a movie or something. It keeps my subconscious busy so the rest of me can focus on getting writing done. (Is that weird? It sounds weird.) If I'm stuck, I look at generators online for inspiration, or go read a new story. Sometimes I set down an outline so I have goals to work toward, other times I let my characters loose and see what happens.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy and adventure stories! (Also comics.) Books with just a little sprinkle of romance, because it IS sometimes fun to read about. I just don't like when it seems like the only female characters are love interests, and their entire lives revolve only around the boy(s)! Sorry, but that's not how it works. If your entire life is hinged on a single romantic interest, I think you need to back up and reexamine yourself a bit. That's just my opinion though, there's nothing wrong with people who DO like those romances!
Describe your desk
Uhh... A little cluttered, I suppose, mostly with things I need. A pen and pad of paper, my drawing tablet, an energy drink, hand lotion, headache medicine, maybe a snack (yogurt covered raisins, yummm), something to drink OTHER than the energy drink, a big Mew plushie my best friend got me for Christmas, and a small treasure chest with some money stashed inside for a rainy day, haha.
When did you first start writing?
Oh lord... The first time I started writing stories with the intent to show them to other people? Probably around 8th grade. I've been telling stories for a lot longer than that though. Who knows, maybe I was a bard in a past life!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the very first, it was too long ago. I've been reading books since kindergarten! But the first ones I really remember were these collections of stories... Riki-tiki-tavi, The Jungle Book, Greek myths, The Secret Garden... They took me to places I'd never been and helped me see things I never dreamed of. That was when I realized books could DO that. Books are magic.
What are you working on next?
A series of short adventure stories featuring a defiant pair of girls determined to prove themselves.
Published 2014-03-06.
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