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1. What does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you start? Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)? If you plan it out, how do you do that? Outline, note cards, post-it notes, etc.?
When I started out writing at the age of eighteen much of what I wrote could be considered seat of the pants writing because back then writing was very much an outlet for me to get my feelings out. I wrote what I felt and other considerations came later, the entire process was very haphazard. Of course later on I realised that great stories need structure and planning and a lot of hard work so currently my writing process involves lots and lots of drafts. I still do the seat of the pants writing but anything that produces is subject to a lot of revisions and editing.
2. How do you come up with your ideas for your stories?
A lot of my ideas come to me when I’m least expecting them to. I find that when you overthink a plot or try to force yourself to write something, the work reflects it. Ideas that come when you’re listening to good music or reading something that inspires you are the ones to hold on to and that’s what I do. I surround myself with books that make me want to tell stories of my own and and with artists whose music helps me tell those stories and that’s how I get the best ideas.
3. How long have you been writing?
Creative writing has been one of my greatest passions since as far back as I can remember and the class definitely made school fun. But I really got into spending time constructing my stories, working on them and completing full novels when I was eighteen so it’s been around six years.
4. What tips do you have for aspiring writers?
My top tip would be to always take constructive criticism and feedback when you can. It’s something that’s helped my immensely in my writing so even though initially it can be quite scary to let someone piece apart your work but working with that kind of input really helps make your work the best possible version of itself.
Books/authors/genres: I’ve always been a Potterhead so Harry Potter always tops any list but I love YA novels and the joy they bring readers. I’ve fallen in love with the works of Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins and Meg Cabot.
Movies/TV Shows: Gilmore Girls is one of my life’s biggest passions and Jess Mariano definitely inspired some parts of Cole. I’m also addicted to reruns of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill! I don’t have a particular favourite film but for some reason I could watch The Parent Trap countless times.
Music: I grew up in a household that was obsessed with 90’s music and that’s still very much my thing. I would take some Backstreet Boys over Justin Bieber any day!
Food/Writing Snack: Chocolate, lots of chocolate especially if it’s KitKats or contains Nutella!Social Media Site: https://www.wattpad.com/user/JessGirl93
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