Interview with Persephone Litchfield

What are you working on next?
Right now, I am rewriting old titles to make them quality shows, as well as some secret projects in the works. I am also currently in the review and editing process of creating an Audio version of "The (Almost) True Story of Hope Winter."
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Directing, editing, acting, I’m quite the workaholic these days.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honestly, what gets my out of bed everyday is the possibility that something I write that day could inspire someone to write, or act, or fight their own situation or mental illness.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a play titled "Spider and Bailey" about two sisters, named, you guessed it, Spider and Bailey. I was 8 and it was not good.
What is your writing process?
First, I get to know the characters. I build their motivations, personalites, and flaws before I touch the plot. Next, I storyboard the plot, plan out the theme, and sketch out character arcs. After that, I just write until I can't feel my fingers.
What do you read for pleasure?
Plays. I read so many plays. My favorite being, "Proof" by David Auburn. I'm also a huge poetry person, I think poetry is so beautiful.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Oh my god, definitely my phone. It's easy to carry and small enough.
Describe your desk
My desk is actually pretty organized. I prefer to draft original material at coffee shops, there's just something about it that feels perfect for writing. My desk is mainly used for editing and working on projects that don't require original drafts, so it's typically pretty neat. Mainly just scripts, headphones, and charts to manage whatever I'm editing or working on.
Why plays?
Plays are the best way, in my opinion, to really show the point of the piece. There's no paragraphs of description to get lost in. It's just the dialogue, Just the true intention of the work.
Published 2018-11-30.
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Books by This Author

Sixteen Seemed Sweeter
Price: Free! Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A collection of poems by teenage poet, Persephone Litchfield, airing the loves and losses of her coming of age journey.
The (Almost) True Story of Hope Winter
Price: Free! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
As Hope Winter, enters her freshman year of high school, she begins to involve herself in a complicated slough of friendships and situations. When Hope comes across three girls in desperate need of an extra writer to compete in a competition, her life becomes more chaotic than she ever imagined.
Piece by Fragment - A New Play
Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
Daphne is a 16 year old girl with Dissociative Identity Disorder, meaning she has multiple people in her head. A story of family, honesty, and hurt unfolds as Daphne confesses that she is thinking about integration. As each of her alters begin to process their own mortality, they question what love and family mean to them.
Snowflake-Lit Skies
Price: Free! Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
Layla Jackson never asked for a Merry Christmas, but Ethan Williamson had other plans for her holiday. A love story told through several popular Christmas anthems is a new spin on a classic cliche.
Closets - A Play
Price: Free! Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Plays » Gay & Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
"You promise everything is going to be okay?" The Jamisons appear to be the perfect family, living in Kansas City, Kansas. However, secrecy and deceit lies within the white picket fences, and not every family is as picture perfect as they seem.