Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for the second question for May Author Interview featuring 13 Young Adult authors. Answers for question #1 can be found here
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link
and get all your Crime Fiction/Horror/Mystery writers to participate in the next group interview.
So, the second question is “What is your favorite part of writing and the most difficult part?” and let’s check out what our authors have to say!
My favorite part of writing is getting to escape your own problems and dive into something you get to create outside of everything else. Meeting and talking to readers is an awesome part of writing as well. It’s so much fun to hear how your story affected them.
The hardest part is getting your work into the hands of readers. There are so many books out there that getting yours noticed takes a ton or marketing, time, and effort.
My favorite part of writing is the rough draft. I love how I come to a point in the story and the characters and world I’ve created take over. It’s like the story begins to write itself and I’m just a conduit. I also love doing research and learning new thinks I wouldn’t look up if it weren’t for the story. The most difficult part is revision. During the revision process, I have to make sure all aspects of the story meld together smoothly. For me, revision is the grunt work of writing.
The favourite part for me is what I call the ‘secret’ stage. It’s that part when you have the very first spark of an idea for a book and you start a few chapters, get a little outline going. That’s the part when there are no judging eyes on the book, not even the kind eyes of your friends and family. It’s just you and your new idea in the honeymoon phase, secret and special and that’s a wonderful thing. The difficult part? Absolutely everything after that stage!
Favorite part- getting lost in la la land and creating something out of nothing. Least favorite part: when I can’t write, for whatever reason. Whether sick, too tired, or uninspired.
My favorite part of writing is the creation of new people and their worlds. I love when the characters decide to break out of the mold I have created for them and take off in different directions than I’d planned. The most difficult part of the writing process for me is editing and marketing. Editing is a necessary part of writing but I enjoy creating over editing. Marketing is the worst part for me; I’m really not a salesperson.
I love weaving in the true to life things- the people and places- I can see and feel all of it as I write. The hardest part is deciding how much is enough for the reader. I am not big on lengthy descriptions- I prefer a plot that moves quickly with character development woven in. Some people may not see that as enough for their tastes. I really despise marketing, too! I love my books, but I struggle to present them to strangers. They are truly personal and sometimes criticism is hard to take.
My favorite part of writing is simple; it’s writing! I love letting the scenes lead me and seeing what the characters come up with! My least favorite part is then editing said scenes and telling my characters they are long winded and need to cut their conversation in half!
I have enjoyed pulling thoughts and experiences from my life and mixing it in with these characters. It’s been fun to explore parts of myself with aspects of the story, and think a lot about my childhood and past relationships. I also love hearing feedback and how my writing caused someone to feel the emotion I was going for. As a mother with very young kids, the most difficult part is balancing motherhood and setting aside time to write.
My favorite and my most difficult part might be one in the same, and that’s world building. As a fantasy writer, I find that it’s very important to pay attention to the little details. Doing so makes the world you create more realistic. It’s fun, but it can also be frustrating.
My favourite part of writing is exploring the characters emotions. I love pulling at heartstrings as many of my readers can attest to. The most difficult part is the fretting that comes when you’re close to finishing. When you realise your work will go out to the world and you really, really hope people will like it.
The best part is probably getting fan mail. Knowing people love your work is really gratifying. The hardest part is marketing. It is the killer of creativity.
I think I’m backwards from most writers. I think writing the story is the most difficult part. It’s agonizing and frustrating and often terrible. I always feel like I’m pulling teeth when I write. My favorite part is actually the editing and revising part. The hard part is done. All that’s left is going through and really forming the story.
13) Author #13: Michael Thal
The fun favorite part of writing is expanding the inspiration. That’s brainstorming ideas that will move the plot along. I usually do this as I run around Lake Balboa. When I return to my car, a pad of paper is waiting. The REALLY difficult part is not writing. It’s the promotion and marketing. That can prove very time consuming, frustrating, and annoying, because it takes me away from the writing process.
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