FAQ

Below you can find an interview-type Question-and-Answer. If you have specific other questions you'd like to ask, please do so in the comment box below!


When did you decide to start writing?

I decided to start writing when I was about seven years old, after having become absorbed in a horror trilogy for children. I absolutely loved to read and wanted to create this same sort of feeling for other people with my own writing. Of course, my writing at that time was far from polished, but to get anywhere, you have to put a first step!


What inspires you to write?

I can be inspired by anything at any given time. I do not write regularly, but instead await the moment a new idea pops into my head. I can then be computer-bound for several days without pause (I do most of my work on the computer, although I do also own a writer's journal).


What is your writing schedule?

I am still a student and often do not find time to write, certainly not in a certain specific schedule. During breaks (especially summer), however, I can write days on end after having not written a word for several months. I'd like to have a more regular writing schedule, but am currently unable to implement this in my busy agenda... so I simply try to write as much and as often as possible.

Where do you get your ideas?

I don't search around for ideas, neither do I simply sit down and wait for them to come to me. I just write whenever something pops into my head (usually at a random non-writing times), and this eventually gets developed into a story.


Do you listen to or talk to your characters? (in other words, are you a lunatic that has conversations in your head?)

Of course I talk to my characters! In my head, they are real people and they come alive as soon as I set pen to paper or drag myself in front of my laptop. It is essential to know your characters to the closest detail in order to be able to write about them as if they were in a room with you.


What writing advice can you give others?

Read as much as you can - subconsciously you might pick up what you like about the books you read and incorporate these things into your own writing. Also, do a lot - experience life! That way, you have something to write about. And lastly, live with rejection. It is an inevitable part of a writer's life, and remember that even world-famous authors have received piles and piles of them. Meanwhile, never stop editing. Revision is the key to success! Isn't that the same in life? Practice makes perfect progress.

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