How long have you been writing?
Since the seventh grade
Do you have a specific writing style?
Do you write as a career?
Do you write full-time?
I would like to.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer?
My private journals
What is your ultimate goal as a writer?
To create a work in which I can reflect my life as it is.
What is your greatest challenge as a writer?
Writing what I want to write but in a way others will understand and appreciate as well – bridging this gap is probably the crux of all problems with writing.
What projects of yours have been recently published?
None recently – the most recent was “Gumm Comes Home” in KSU’s literary magazine Luna Negra.
What are you currently working on and what inspired this work?
I am currently working on a short story about dependency between individuals and its poor outcome.
Where can we find your work?
Luna Negra, TeenInk
How often do you write?
Everyday, during a good period.
How do you react to rejections?
It’s a natural part of writing, like clipping one’s nails.
How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication?
I usually feel like it’s just a handout.
What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer?
Stay heavily medicated, early and often.
What is your favorite book?
Who is your favorite author?
If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why?
George Emerson. We’d have a lot to talk about.
What is the greatest occupational hazard for a writer?
Compromising one’s own personal happiness for success and recognition.
What is your favorite word?
What makes you laugh?
Talking with good friends.
What makes you cry?
What is your preferred drink while you write?
Beach or Mountains?
Cats or Dogs?
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
You can’t have one without the other.
Jimi Hendrix or Frank Sinatra?
Shakespeare or Bukowski?
Shakespeare. Bukowski is too depressing.
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