I'm pleased to kick off a series of new author blogs and interviews coming up over the next few months today, and I'm welcoming a brand new writer and blogger, writing her first blogs only this year, to whom I hope you'll show kindness and patience as you get to know her. Her e-book comes out today!
Who are you and what do you write?
Hi I'm Havelah. I am a young artist. Since I was a little girl, I've had a passion for art and I want to share my imagination with others. Second, I am a writer. I like to write in a variety of genres but fantasy is my favorite genre.
Where and when and how did the writing life begin for you?
I took an interest in writing around 2011. A year ago, we, my family and I, were in a car heading somewhere. My older sister had a notebook and I asked, “Can you write a story with my characters?” She did and I enjoyed watching her write the story. After that I decided to write my own stories.
I write all different kind of stories. Not all of them are Christian; however, I do my best to use the examples of my faith in any stories I write. I’ve written stories inspired by real people and some in which I've used things that relate to my own life. Not every story I've written is that way. I write stories to encourage others and inspire them to do the same
How has the journey to this point been? Can you give us a basic rundown?
For nine years I’ve been improving my skill and have come a long way to understand how each writer uses their unique ability to create a story. I have self-published before but only made copies for my family and friends. I've self-published an ebook and had some people help me create it. But this year I finally figured how to do one on my own, and creating a book cover too. I am pretty proud of myself for learning something new.
What's been the hardest part of your writing/publishing experience so far? And the most enjoyable?
The hardest part of my writing has been that I want to be sure my stories make sense. I’m good with revising and putting the story together. Other than that, I’m not good with grammar stuff.
What's one piece of advice you'd give to new writers just starting out?
If you are beginner writers, or you don’t want to give up your favorite genre, I am going to say it is okay to step out from your comfort zone and try something new. Not every genre is going to be easy, but they can help you to grow better at writing.
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