Crystalwizard

Biography

I am both an author and a graphic artist, though my three cats would tell you a different story. They're of the opinion that my only reason for existence is to feed them, pet them and let them in or out of the house! They're good kitties though, and make wonderful companions.

I started writing in my Junior year of high school. At the time, I'd read everything the school library had that interested me, so it just seemed natural to write what I wanted to read, since no one else was. A small group of us would get together and talk stories, developing characters, plot lines and just in general having fun. My universe, and ultimately the books I have in print, developed out of that.

Being a writer is a lot like living on a wild roller coaster. Sometimes all you can do is hang on for the ride while the story pours out of your fingers, and sometimes you have to fight tooth and nail for every letter! It's a lot of fun, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It would be nice though if inspiration didn't insist on hitting me after the lights were out and I was half-asleep so often!

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, actually, I do. it was a small book that I stapled together, did crayon illustrations on and asked my dad to write the text to because I couldn't spell very well. it was about a rabbit on a hill. I was about six at the time. Wasn't much of a book, really, but it was for a kid of 6.
What is your writing process?
That's a really vague question. I'm going to assume you want to know what I do in order to write/while writing. I get an image in my head and start describing it. As that flows out, I start weaving events and actions around it. As the story grows, I stop every now and then, flesh out the coming details in my brain - usually by talking about them out loud to myself while driving down the road. Every time a new character shows up, I stop and do a complete character write up on him or her so I can step into their head as needed. Very organic and fluid - like watching a movie while I'm creating it. I usually don't know the ending till I get there. It's like a math problem that I'm solving.
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Books

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