Interview with Elsie

Hey everyone! For my writing/blogger interview today I have Elsie from this blog. It’s good to have you, Elsie! Thanks for stopping by. And now, for the interview: 

Random Questions: 

Describe your family in one sentence:
I love all 8 of them, even if it get’s crazy.

Describe yourself in one sentence:
I may seem bubbly, until I try to kill of my MC’s Best friend. 😉 (Aidyl’s note: That’s a writing term for ‘Main Character’, just so y’all don’t freak out. 😉

When you’re stressed out, how do you cheer yourself up?
Writing, drawing, playing the piano, singing, writing poems.

About Writing:

How long have you been writing?
I tell most people 13, because that’s when I fell in love with writing, although I did a little bit of writing starting when I was 9 or 10.

What age do you write for and how did you choose that age?
I have to say I don’t really know. I would guess probably around the teen and older level, just because my writing is intense and sometimes depressing or gross, not because I have inappropriate stuff,

What genre do you write?
Mostly fantasy these days, but I dabble occasionally with other genres.

How serious are you about writing?
I love it. It’s a huge part of my life. I’m not sure where I’d be without writing.

What’s your current or favorite book about?
The last book I read that I really “liked” was Eight Keys by Suzanne LeFleur. It was a very simple story, about a perfectly normal person, but I connected with it a lot. Here’s the synopsis; Elise and Franklin have always been best friends. Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise’s parents died when she
was too young to remember them.  There’s always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. When Elise and Franklin start middle school, things feel all wrong. Bullying. Not fitting in. Franklin suddenly seems babyish. Then, soon after her 12th birthday, Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her ather. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the barn… 

If you could give us one bit of writing advice, what would it be?
The small things. Add little tiny things in, it gives your character personality. Just the tiniest things. Walk around your house, study objects, see how they may bring back memories that don’t necessarily mean anything, or aren’t sentimental they’re just something that you remembered, and you don’t know why. Little things. That’s the biggest thing in writing for me. What kind of car you drive. What you wear. What you read, when you begin to cry, who you see on the street and who you just pass by without noticing.

Would you rather…:

Would you rather write a book or read a book?
That’s a hard one. I think I would rather read, but that’s a very very VERY slight preference.

Would you rather read a blog or write a blog?
I would say write, because I love seeing my words right there on the page, exactly the way I wrote them. It makes me feel happy for some reason.

Would you rather receive a snail-mail card or an email?
Email is so much more practical, but there is something thrilling about getting a letter in the mail. I’m on the fence, but as a general rule, business is Email, and just for fun is snail mail.

If you could…:

If you could have your dream job, what would it be?
A published author OR a musician. Both if it’s an option though. 😀

If you could speak any language, what would it be?
Well, I’m currently learning German, and it’s tons of fun. I would actually like to write in German at some point.

If you could accomplish any goal, what would it be?
Right now? Finish a novel. I’ve never actually done it. I keep getting better so I never want to finish my novels It’s a bad habit of mine. 😉

If you could have any pet, what would it be?
I’ve always wanted a rabbit.

Favorites:

What’s your favorite meal?
Mashed potatoes are my favorite thing in the world.

What’s your favorite treat?
Chocolate. Or Root beer float.

What’s your favorite memory?
Playing dress up with my aunt when she lived with us would be one of my favorites.We would pick out an outfit, and she would put it on. It always included her umbrella, which we called a “Parasol.”

What’s your favorite quote?
“I beleived that I wanted to be poet, but deep down I wanted to be a poem.” Jaime Gil de Biedma

What’s your favorite blog?
Willa Nicole Scribblings (willafivecents.blogspot.com) She’s a good friend of mine, and an AMAZING photographer and writer. An sometimes a poet.

What’s your favorite Bible verse?
Pslam 4:8 “I will both lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone O, LORD make me dwell in safety.”

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