1. When did you first start writing?
In seventh grade, I had the most awful English teacher you could imagine. She smelled like cat litter, was lazy and didn't care about the course material or her students. Therefore, she would give us weekly creative writing assignments, on which she failed everyone and ridiculed most of the students who read their stories and poems aloud. As the prospect of ever getting A's in the class dwindled away, my best friend and I turned these impossible assignments into a competition between us. Tossing aside all literary conventions known to seventh graders, we embarked on a quest to determine who could write the funniest, most ridiculous and experimental story each week. Writing these absurd, dark parodies of our little lives eventually became fun. I've been writing ever since.
2. Why do you write?
I might differ from the rest in saying that I have always written only under the influence of other people, friends of mine who write and have shared their interest with me. I hadn't written much for a while before I started living with v-espertine
, who is seemingly always overcome with creative energy (in a good way!) and it becomes infectious. Aside from that, I write to relieve stress, for mental and emotional exercise, to procrastinate, what else?
3. What specific area would you like to improve in? (i.e. flow, character development, etc.)
I would like to become more capable of talking about poetry. I feel like, often, I find poems that I love, but I don't know why and I would like to know. I would also like to know how to have better ideas more often. With enough persistence, I can usually get anything tumbling, but it takes me such a long time to get started that I can't always do it. I know these concern the writing process more than the writing product, but I really would like to improve in these ways.
4. Name at least three fandoms you are familiar with.
I don't write fanfics (anymore), so I doubt this is relevant, but at the risk of sounding cliche let's just go with Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (you don't need the whole list, I promise).
5. How do you hope to better the literature community? Do you hold any benefits, now or in the past, regarding the literature community?
Oh, I don't know. Does filling this out count? But seriously, I feel as though my limited knowledge and busy schedule in real life don't permit me to be any more active than I already am. Still, I would like to continue read and share exciting work, and spread positive energy when I can. I don't have any "benefits" besides my watchers (who are all wonderful!).
6. Feel free to add anything else if you wish.
I think I'm good! Thank you <3