Interview with Ina Hunt

When did you first start writing?
In early grades of elementary school. I soon found out I love making up worlds and living in them, similarly to how I experienced brand new lands when I read books. And I read a LOT of books. So why not make up my own adventures?

(Note: I wasn't good.)

(At all.)
What do you read for pleasure?
Big fan of crime and adventure novels with strong hints of humor. The more the main voice of the story has little regard for their self-preservation and make it known with a witting one-liner (or two, or three, or four...), the more I'll want to keep reading.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Losing myself in the characters and their struggles, triumphs, little moments. There comes a time, sometimes early on, where you stop making up stuff and you just narrate what you see the world and its habitants do. The story takes a life of its own and I'm just happy to write everything down so others can see and hear and feel what I do. It sometimes feels wrong to call myself the author when the stories lead the way and not the other way around.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Drinking juice, watching an unhealthy amount of movies and tv shows, drawing and painting, listening to music and finding myself in the worlds I've written about. I'm a frequent visiter, you see.
What is your writing process?
Struggle, some tears, a lot of magic, too much early editing, half-an-hour unique moments where I just write a scene and forget I'm an actual human being materialized in this world.

(I'm sorry, mom, I'll reply sooner next time and won't look like a zombie in front of my laptop...)
Published 2016-01-27.
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Books by This Author

You’re Not Supposed to Read This
Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Acting more as a mediator rather than an author, between a younger version that seemed to be able to hold the pen better than she thought and a point in time she didn't think would happen, but eventually did. It's now. That was then. I think I owe it to her. A short collection of poems documenting the other side of the moon. It was dark but we're still spinning.