Interview with Evelyn Holy

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction when I was about twelve years old. I will admit, it was terrible, but you've got to start somewhere. I picked up poetry by accident in the early years of high school, and it took over from there. Now, I've been writing poetry for a good 5-7 years.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was an imaginative war story that featured an idealized hero for my younger self to look up to, and though it was poorly written at the age of twelve, it still inspires much of what I do to this day.
What is your writing process?
I can sometimes write a line or two and leave them alone for days, if not weeks or months, before I come back to work on it. Other times, I can end up writing the entire poem in one sitting, or half of it, and then end up musing over it for the next week or two, before I edit and finish up.
What usually inspires your writing?
My most driving inspiration for writing are my emotions. A lot of my poetry is driven by intense emotion, such as love, lust, happiness, anger, sadness, and depression. Thanks to the last writing class I took, I have expanded my inspiration to simpler things; I've written about the wind, about bedtime, and other things usually skimmed over in daily life.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently enrolled in a poetry writing class at my college, and I hope that it will help me expand my subject matter as well as my writing style. I've also found two or three different styles of poetry as I've browsed the internet, and I hope to try these out as well- they're certainly something I'm not used to, but would love to attempt.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am currently a college student, so a good portion of my time is spent doing school-related things. On my free time, I enjoy going out dancing, as well as reading, going out with friends for a meal or a movie, shopping, and simply hanging around just talking with my friends.
Describe your writing environment.
I tend to write in my bedroom in the late hours of the night, or (shame on me) during class.
What is your greatest achievement as a writer thus far in your career?
I have two:
Firstly, I have been published in three or four collections.
Secondly, I have written one of my favorite poems as a gift for a wedding, and the finished project made me feel so proud of the work that I do.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that the day is an yet unwritten part of my life story, and it's time to write the page.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm a fan of Andrea Gibson's spoken word, and various fiction story writers.
Published 2014-01-14.
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Books by This Author

To The Moon And Back
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
To The Moon And Back is a collection of twenty-three select poems that range in inspiration: from love and heart break, to death and motivation, as well as the simple things in life that we all tend to overlook. The first book written by Evelyn Holy, To The Moon And Back will captivate both young adult and adult readers with its relatable subject matter and word play. *spacing variation may occur.