Hey, guys! Meet Rose. She's an absolutely wonderful writer. (Go check her out. Her stories are pretty darn awesome.)
Rose's interview will be the first one in a series of NaNoWriMo interviews that I'm doing. Hang on for the ride—personally, I think I've recruited some talented writers with a lot of good knowledge to share.
What music do you listen to when you write?
I don't usually listen to music as I write. It tends to distract my frazzled mind. :}
What food/drinks do you eat/drink while writing?
Frankly, I eat or drink anything I can find. O.o But since I usually do all my writing in my room and there's a "no food in your rooms" policy here... Water. Water is the way to go. ;}
Which movies/TV shows do you watch when you need to take a break?
Anything, really. From Disney's Jessie to AMC's The Walking Dead.
How do you conquer Writer’s Block?
I use many "conquering" techniques. I either: a) push on, b) take a big-ish writing break, or c) give up on that story [for now] and go to work on a different one.
Do you write caffeinated or un-caffeinated?
Un-caffeinated. I would use caffeine, if I could, but there aren't really any sources around here--so basically, the coffee is off-limits. :-/
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Andrew Fukuda, John Green...and those are just a few. ;)
What’s your novel about (either NaNo Novel, current piece, past novel, etc.)?
My current "Writing In Process" is about a teenage girl name Katherine, who was in a car accident with her parents. Kat not only loses both her parents, but suffers from memory loss, and has a mind-boggling, romance-filled journey on her way to recovery...
If you could give just one writing tip for NaNoWriMo, what would it be?
Don't give up. The writing is [probably] going to be hard, and you're going to struggle, but it will all be worth it in the end.
What’s your favorite part about NaNoWriMo?
I would say seeing the finished product is the best part. In the end, all your struggles are worth it because you'll have a BOOK on your hands! :)
Where do you get your inspiration from, or do you just write without it? Both?
I get my inspiration from lots of things. Real life, blogs, social media sights, quotes, photos... There always seems to be that one thing that catches my eye and makes me really think, yah know? And thinking almost always leads to writing, with me. ;)
Have you done NaNoWriMo (including camp) in previous years? If yes, how many times have you done it/won?
I have. I did a camp NaNoWriMo in -- I think -- July or August, of this year. So I've only done it once, but I am looking forward to doing it this year, in November.
What’s your favorite writing website/blog?
think. eat. write. read. <-- THAT is my favorite blog. :} Mackenzie has a lovely writing style and her posts are just flawless. But there's also Go Teen Writers, which is an amazing writers help blog that has saved me multiple times.
Do you have an author who you look up to? If so, whom?
I look up to many authors, but I think the one that sticks out the most is Veronica Roth. Her book/s have really inspired me, especially since she started writing her first book--Divergent--in college, which makes me think; though I've started writing at a young-ish age--which is both an advantage and a disadvantage--I still might have a shot at writing something people might think is worth reading...
Where can you be found on the NaNoWriMo website (if you don’t have an account, that’s fine)?
On NaNoWriMo.org my user name is radioactive_rose, so you can find me there. :)
Where can you be found otherwise?
I can be found at the blog, Truly. Madly. Deeply., on pinterest, wattpad, weheartit, tumblr, or you can email me at email@example.com!
Thanks so much for doing this, Rose! I enjoyed getting to interview you!