Ha, sometimes I don't even write on a desk. I usually write chapters or prep notes in my bed, but when I'm writing at school, my desk has a bunch of notebook paper on it, because I have a dream of one of my novels turning into movies, so I sketch the clothing and stuff, but I also write down the themes, characters I want to include in my new chapters or novels, or come up with plots for new characters. I have a water bottle in front of my laptop while I'm typing because sometimes I think my own book that I'm writing has a feeling that makes me not stop writing, and I get thirsty because of that.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for a pretty long time, so I don't even know. I started writing short stories at 3, but my first story I wrote was at seven years old named Sleeping Bravely. It was about a girl named Lucy who was reading the story, "Sleeping Beauty" in her class and believed that women should be independant and don't need a man. They went on a trip to the zoo, and get stuck with the gorillas for a day with her best friend, Vicky, and the nerd named Arnold (I had Magic School Bus vibes). She saves everybody from being eaten by the gorillas. It might sound like a very good plot, but the grammer was off, and words were used improperly. I was thinking about revisiting it, and writing it again, and I just might do it!
What's the story behind MMCY Kids: Our World In Bits?
It's about Maleya, Charles, Zykira, and I going through the world of YouTube, but we have to go through a bunch of obstacles, like hate comments, and family issues, but in the end, we're all family and we've always got each other's backs.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing how all the plots work out, because normally, I don't plan when I write. I make stuff up as I go. So finding out what I want to do, is my greatest joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
My Morganators are awesome! You guys have started with me since YouTube, then MMCY, then my career as a solo artist, and now this novel, because without your support, I wouldn't be making this content for you guys! I don't do it for myself, I do it for you, and MMCY Kids: Our World In Bits can be the greatest example I can think of. This is my story, but it's fun for kids, it's humorous, it's interesting. I don't give you cold hard facts like a biography. It's what you guys deserve.
What are you working on next?
I've told you guys already, that I might be re-writing Sleeping Bravery, and I am starting a auto-biography, and I am thinking about a sequel for MMCY Kids: Our World In Bits.
Who are your favorite authors?
R.J Palacio, Dr. Seuss, my teacher, Ms. Vereen, James Patterson, and Christopher Paul Curtis.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a Google Home Mini, and it sets my alarm at 6 AM in the morning for school, and it plays KIDZ BOP, so that gets me dancing, and every morning, I come up with some ideas for some short stories, so I jog some stuff down in my NaNoWriMo write every day notebook after I shower and I try to find out what to do with it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I watch YouTube, scroll Instagram and Twitter, make skits, read, or just go out with my friends to get some doughnuts.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually get recommendations for my librarian and teacher, but I'm always searching for a free sample on Google Play Books.
What is your writing process?
Ooh. That's hard. I write a title (sometimes it comes out corny) but I always change it when I find out my plot, I start writing words that I can put inside of the story, edit, and publish. It's very weird, and sometimes, it's not even my actual process, so let's just say I don't have a official writing process.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. Yes, my phone.
What do you read for pleasure?
Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson, it's such an enjoyable story, and it's what drived me to start self-publishing as an indie author.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and it didn't really influence my writing, because very negative things go around Columbia, and I always thought it was nice to stay on the positive side, you know? TV, or other books by other authors really influenced me. Fantasy worlds were my thang.
How do you approach cover design?
Canva.com. Simple as that.
What are your five favorite books?
5. A Wrinkle In Time 4. Number The Stars 3. A Night Divided 2. Laugh out Loud 1. Wonder
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