The Movellas author of the month is...
Our author has written many wonderful movellas, shared some thousand story comments, and is generally known for being her helpful, insightful self :-) The Movellas' Author of the Month Alice♫ is a gem of a Movellian known by many of us who've simply read her encouraging comments & mumbles or noticed her varied, prolific writing style. Below you can read our interview with this amazing writer to learn more about who is behind all those movellas. We could not be more psyched to announce that the Author of the Month for February 2016 is...
I came across Movellas in a magazine in summer 2012. They had a book section where each week someone would send in a short story based on a particular topic. I always thought it would be cool to share my writing, although I was never brave enough to send one in. One week though, the person who sent in the story happened to be from Movellas (unfortunately I can’t remember who it was) and so I decided to check it out. At first I was really wary of sharing my writing because I’d never really done so before – not online, anyway - however everyone seemed so lovely and I was soon really glad to be a part of a writing community.
Which three words best describes you?
Introverted, musical, perfectionist
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
Realism being my favourite genre to write, I find inspiration mostly from everything that surrounds me. A lot of the time I find myself observing everything in the world, be it people or objects, and so it’s little things that I pick up on that make the difference when writing detailed descriptions for a novel. Music is another factor of inspiration because I feel it helps create different moods for a piece of writing and it’s from immersing yourself within a mood that you can really draw out the feelings from it. Of course, it also helps when writing lyrics and poetry. One way I’ve tried to become inspired recently is to give myself a word prompt or get someone else to; sometimes being given one simple word can bring forth an entire poem. Other times, it takes watching a film or reading a book with an interesting concept. You can’t steal the ideas of course, but it starts you off on a train of thought which can lead to wherever your mind takes it.
Who is your favorite author (outside of Movellas) and what are you reading these days?
I don’t think I could possibly answer this specifically, not just because I’m indecisive but because there’s so many amazing authors and books out there. It’s rare I find myself sticking to one author but one of the first authors I started reading consistently was Sarah Dessen. Her work definitely inspired a lot of my earlier pieces of writing. Jodi Picoult is another author whose writing I really admire as she addresses topics such as Asperger’s in ‘House Rules’ and brittle bone disease in ‘Handle with Care’ which I find really interesting to learn about. I’m also a massive fan of John Green’s books – The Fault in our Stars, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska being my favourites.
Recently I’ve started studying The Great Gatsby for English and I absolutely love it. I’ve also been reading a lot of modern young adult novels on the side – the kind of book I hope to write in the future. Everyday by David Levithan was one that really got me thinking about the deeper concepts to life and I would definitely recommend it.
What are you writing at the moment?
I’d like to say that I’m writing a novel at the moment but the truth is, I haven’t had much time to continue where I left off at the end of November. I started a book called ‘Inescapable’ about a girl who has words scarred on her skin, each one in remembrance of words that have been said to her. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish this at a later date. Despite having that pushed aside temporarily, I have been focusing on writing poetry.
Which one of your Movellas would you recommend others to read?
If I had to recommend one of my movellas to read I would suggest one of my poetry collections. Although I’m not writing ‘Iridescent Rain’ purely by myself, I think it shows my most recent development in writing and I’m really enjoying uploading a poem every other day. Lia and I started this book as a New Year’s Resolution and we hope to continue it for the remainder of this year.
Thank YOU for sharing your writing Alice♫ :-)