Interview with Gabrielle Morgan Shoaf

When did you first start writing?
I first starting writing in the seventh grade, with poetry first, then moved on to writing stories in 2011.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family is what inspires me. Knowing that I have their full support on writing gives me hope that someday I'll be able to publish one of my stories. They help me out when reading a chapter draft, whether it would be seeing where I left out a big chunk of part of the story, giving me ideas, or just reading over the chapter when I'm finished.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me would have be, being to get my ideas and know that people enjoy reading what I type and hand write.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I spend time with my family, or reading. I love being around my family or even my dog, it can be comforting just spending hours not writing when I've got writers block or just when I need to take a break.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. My fans are the reason I continue writing when I don't feel like I have anything written that they would even consider reading.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors would have to be Andrea Cremer author of the Nightshade series, Gena Showalter author of the Lords of the Underworld series, and Charlanie Harris author of the Sookie Stackhouse series aka True Blood.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The very first story I wrote is The Bad Boy & the Broken Girl? it was the very first story that I wrote on Wattpad and have yet to finish it.
What are you working on next?
I've got multiple stories that I'm working on, but I really trying to write and finish my story called The Street Fighter Claimed Me? on Wattpad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country, I was so peaceful there that when I start writing whether it be on computer or paper ideas just flowed through. So being in the country influence my writing a lot.
What is your writing process?
My writing process...it starts mainly in the morning which I think is weird because I'm more of a nocturnal person, but anyways I start in the morning, turn on my laptop and plug in my headphones and just listen to music the entire I write, which couple be a couple of hours or all day. I listen to music because the lyrics in songs tell a story, that could possible give you ideas if you have writers block or you're just stuck in a certain place.
Published 2015-07-28.
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