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My Interview with Julie March
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everybody else.
Q. Why did you start writing?
A. I’m not really for sure, honestly. I guess it was because I loved to read other people’s stories, and I guess I decided to write my own. But I’ve been writing as long as I could hold a pencil.
Q. What is your favorite book?
A. Robin Hood by Paul Creswick, hands down. But I have others. Raiders’ Ransom by Emily Diamand, for one. The Lemony Snicketts for when I’m feeling quirky.
Q. Who Is your inspiration?
A. I wouldn’t say “who” so much as “what,” which is everything. I can see something-or someone-ordinary and wonder what the story behind it is. But as far as people, I’d have to say my family and friends.
Q. Who is your favorite author?
A. I like the classics: Jane Austen, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, to name a few.
Q. Do you consider yourself a writer?
A. I would, because I spend most of my free time doing it, or thinking about it.
Q. Are you reading any books right now?
A. Right now I’m about three quarters of the way through Avi’s “City of Orphans.” It’s really great.
Q. Do you see writing as a career?
A. I hope so; there are so many possibilities for a writer, from journalism to New York Times bestseller.
Q. Who is your favorite author on booksie?
A. I have several: Maddie Patrick, Meradee (I hope I spelled that right from memory), Hannah Breene (wink, wink; no seriously, I love “The Number Killer”), and Miranda Reyes, just off the top of my head.
Q. Are there any news about your writing?
A. I just finished up “Things Matthias Seabrook Has Done to Me,” and will be posting the rest of it soon; I got an idea for the sixth Tennathikan Tale, so I will be starting that soon, too.
Q. Are you planning on writing more?
A. Absolutely! Writing is, at the risk of sounding hackneyed, my passion.
Q. When did you start writing?
A. About age five, I guess. That’s when I learned to read, and began journaling my life story.
Q. Where/ how do you get your ideas?
A. I look around me: people, places, things. Brainstorming cannot be under-rated.
Q. How would you describe your writing?
A. Hopefully pretty grammatically correct; I like to think I have a pretty good writing style. I like to incorporate action, humor, and PG-rated romance into every story if I can.
Q. Do you see writing as a career?
A. I hope! I don’t know what the future holds, but I know I will keep writing, no doubts about it.
Q. What is the hardest part about writing?
A. Making myself do it. I am extremely OCD about my novels, and sometimes think I suck the fun out of it. When that happens, I have to take a break, take a step back, and plot-web.
Q.What advice would you give to new writers?
A. Don’t give up, no matter how mean people can be. I know this from experience. Someone once said that my book “Firefly Night” bored them to tears. I still think of that whenever I update it.
Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Writing, obviously. Playing music. Honestly, I’m not that interesting of a person.
Q. Is there any things you want to say to your fans/fellow writers?
A. To my fans: Oh my goodness, thank you! I cannot thank you enough for liking my work enough to be my fan! To my fellow writers: I love reading your work, more than you’ll ever know.
Q. How did you get the idea for the things Matthias Seabrook has done to me?
A. I knew you’d ask that. I don’t want to reveal too much, but it’s based on personal experience, and my friends, and things we’ve done together-and to each other. Just like in Chapter 8 of “Matt Seabrook,” one of them actually suggested I write a book about it. So I did, and now it’s up to almost 100 reads as of now!
Q. Do you enjoy writing Poems/Novels/Short stories?
A. I love poetry, but I rarely write it, for some reason. Novels are my main thing; I’ve always wanted to write one, and now I’ve written eight! Short stories are how I got my start, so they always have a special place in my heart, but I feel like I’ve lost my touch. I’m working on one right now, though, to be uploaded soon.
Q. How do you come up with titles and characters?
A. Brainstorming. Like I said, it cannot be stressed enough. A lot of my book titles, actually, come from chapter titles from inside, which I find easier to come up with, and usually end up liking. As for characters, it’s a long process to come up with names; I toil and labor over them. I actually bought a baby names book to help me, you can imagine the funny look I got from the cashier!
Q. Does your family/friends know that you write?
A. Most of them. I have two friends who act as “publicity agents” for me, always spreading the word to others, and I really appreciate it. My family is very supportive, too
It was such a pleasure to interview you!!! I want badly to talk to all of my friends daily so make sure to continue to messge me :)