My Dear Future Readers:
Today, I want to tell you a little about my writing. I love talking about my writing. Why I Write For Teens? was the first post I made about my writing. I was so happy I could tell the world about my writing back then. And now here is my next chance.
As promised, here are more questions about me but today we discuss my writing.
1. Describe your writing
I write Young Adult Fantasy Romance. I have created many different fantasy characters. It is about who the character is. For example, I write about royalty. Now, there are real life royalty in today’s world but no normal person has magical abilities that allow them to move from one place to another with the help of teleportation. Or empathize by actually feeling the emotion of the person next to them.
My books have that magical element to create an inner conflict, whether or not to use magic or do things without it. My writing forces people to consider what life would be like if you could just zap someone. Would life be easier or harder with magic than it is now?
I love romance so there is always a lot of romance in my books. I can write great romantic scenes and I love happily ever afters. My writing is easy to read and fun because I add a lot of fantasy elements like magical powers, fairies, talking animal, royalty, oh and yes of course the elaborate settings.
2. Where is the most unusual place you have written material for your books?
I haven’t been in exotic locations in a long time. But if I were to go anywhere, I would probably say on the bus or on the beach. I have been traveling on the bus more than anything to and from college and sometimes I would take my phone out and write on my phone. One time or even a few times during my college career, I would find myself writing on my iPad or tablet while the professor talked becayuse he was boring me to sleep and I needed to stay awake.
I wrote entire chapters in the classroom. And no one even noticed that I was not taking notes but writing an idea down. It was fun to write within the hour and fifteen minutes of class because I was always busy and when the professor said something I always flipped through my documents and went back to my notes to write it down.
Yes, now I open up my big secret but to be honest, I felt like my writing deserved more attention than the class I was taking because of the subject of the class itself. I mean, who needs to know how garbage is disposed and distributed throughout New York City? I sure don’t and I hated those pointless classes. Which is why I wrote my book in class.
3. What made you decide to become a writer?
Would you believe that it just happened? No? Well, here’s a fun story…….
I was twelve and I was talking to my friends about all these ideas I had and one of my friends said to me, “You have so many ideas. Why don’t you start writing them down before you forget them? You don’t have to write a lot, just a paragraph each day and that will be enough.”
So, I thought about it. It doesn’t sound too bad. A paragraph a day, I thought. So, I decided to start writing all those ideas down on paper. Because, my friend said that it would be better to write them on paper so I don’t forget how to hand write. In that way, I would improve my handwriting as well.
So, I took some paper and started writing by hand. Even though, my handwriting was not so great at first, I kept doing it. My ideas were written down and then I would type them on my computer. I used to type in all capital letters too.
Then, my other friend, Dmitry Belenky, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, M.A., one of my closest friends who is also a psychologist, told me, “Why are you writing your story in all capital letters? You should practice writing your book in regular sized letters and only capitalize the first letter.”
That was what I I did and I am grateful to him for the suggestion all my life. It really helped me find a better way to write my book.
But the real moment when I decided that I wanted to be a published author was when I met Susan Ednie, a psychology professor at Kingsborough Community College who helped me do a little editing. She asked me, “What do you want to do with this? If you want to publish it then I will help you do that? If not, and you are just doing it for yourself that is a whole other story.” I told her, after only a minute of thought that I want to publish my book and see my name in lights. That was the real moment when I knew I wanted to be an author.
I hope that you enjoyed this and there will be more questions and answers coming in my next post.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
YA Fantasy Romance Published Author