The Movellas Interview Diary

I took this off and I'm putting it back up again (Nov, 2015). Enjoy! - Here you will find interviews with some of the most talented on Movellas. They will tell you about their likes, dislikes, favourite authors/books, weird talents, goals, ambitions, celebrity crushes and much more. Oh and they will also shed some light on the much debated and controversial question slash topic or whatever you wanna call it, that has been discussed since the dawn of man: is it okay to turn your underwear inside out so it can last a little longer... okay, maybe not that last one...

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11. Charred-Within

BASIC INFO

 

Name: Lauren

Your best piece of work on Movellas: I think its ‘Switching Sides’.

Likes: Tennis, Basketball, horse riding, Lots of Xbox and ps3 games and Movellas of course.

Dislikes: Football, Homework, Spelling, Cucumber and opera.

Favourite singers/bands: The Vamps and Bastille.

Favourite Authors: James Dashner and Michael Grant.

Books you recommend: The Gone series, The Maze Runner series, Dark Inside, Rage Within, Fallen, Thirteen Reasons Why, Everyday, The divergent series and The Bzrk series.

What makes you stop reading a book: I don’t normally stop reading a book but the two reasons I do are: If I am half way through and it hasn’t got any better yet.

Or if it feels like I’m reading the same thing over and over again.

What makes you read a book more than once: The books that I have read more than once have been books where I feel that I really connected to one of the characters or the story line has been so griping that I need to re read it.

Do you have a weird talent: I don’t think it is weird but I can sing and actually do the Cup song with my eyes closed. Also I can rap the entire wrap of both - ‘Can’t Hold Us’ by Macklemore and ‘Children Of The Sun’ by Tinie Tempah.

Celebrity Crush: I have a crush on Thomas Brodie-Sangster. He plays Newt in ‘The Maze Runner’ Movie.

 

QUESTION TIME!

 

Hi, how are you doing today?

Hi I’m doing amazing today. I just got past a very hard writers block so that is of my mind. I also completed a very hard test that was worrying me and turns out it wasn’t as hard as I thought. So yeah I have had a great day and I hope that you are having a good day too.

When did you start writing and what made you want to write?

I started writing when I was six. Of cause back then it wasn’t very good. I have been writing ever since and I hope that I always will. I wanted to write ever since my cousin read to me a book that she had written. I didn’t understand most of it but it was amazing that she wrote it herself and I wanted to be just like her. That is when I knew that I wanted to be a writer.

What made you want to join Movellas?

I wanted to join Movellas after my friend mentioned it to me. At first I didn’t understand what the big deal was so I made an account and tried a few things out. When I realised that I really enjoyed making new friends and hearing what other people thought of my work I made a new account and started again properly. I made myself more professional and took Movellas more seriously and I guess it worked because I’m talking to you right now.

Have you had writers block? If so, how do you deal with it?

I have had writers block before and it can be an awful thing when you have absolutely no idea what to write. My first approach to writers block is to just stop worrying about it and listen to music. This calms me down and clears my head enough for me to come up with new ideas. However sometimes this method does not work. When this happens I imagine myself as the character I am writing about; I think about how they would feel and what they would be doing. When I get to the part that I’m stuck on I imagine a few different scenarios about what could happen next. I pick the best one at continue writing with that idea in mind.

What do you think is the difference between a good story and a great one?

I think the difference between a good sorry and a great story is how much you repeat yourself. If you set yourself a goal of how many words or chapters you want then you end up rambling on to fill the space when you run out of ideas. I find that when I don’t think about how much to write and I just let it flow it comes out a lot better than when I’m struggling to fill the space. And that is the difference between a good story and a great one.

Choose any one of the stories you've written or read on here... once you've done that, can you list a few actors/actresses who would play the characters if it was to be turned into a movie?

If I take the seven main characters in my book ‘Switching Sides’ I would choose the following people to play them:

Cooper: I would have Sam Claflin the way he looks as Finnick Odair play Cooper because in ‘The Hunger Games’ he act exactly how I imagine Cooper to act.

Dylan: I would have Thomas Brodie-Sangster play Dylan because I feel the two boys have the same personality.

Angel: I would have Sophie Turner play Angel because I imagine Angel to look and act just like Sophie Turner does.

Mason: I would have Jaden Smith play Mason because he looks exactly how I imagine Mason to look.

Miranda: I would have Megan Fox play Miranda because she looks just how I imagine Miranda to look and she reminds me of the person I based the character on.

Rebecca: I would have Jennifer Lawrence play Rebecca because they have the same friendly but fiery temper.

Josie: I would have Keira Knightley play Josie because she reminds me of the person I based Josie on and she has a lovely demeanour about her when she acts.

What do you think is the best thing about writing?

I think that the best thing about writing is that you can just lose yourself in another world. A world of your own creation and it’s like all of the worries of everyday life just disappear and you can be at peace for a small amount of time every time you write. That is what I love about writing.

If you were to go to an isolated desert island for 9 months and could only take three and a half things – what would you take?

I would probably take Water, My dog-Alfie and a notepad. I would also take a pen. I don’t know which one I would take half of but I would take those things because I love my dog more than anything on earth and you need fresh water to survive. I would take a notepad and pen because I don’t think I could manage without the ability to write stories because it is the only way I can lose myself and forget my troubles.

What piece of advice would you give to aspiring authors around the world?

The advice I would give is this. Never give up on writing even when you feel that you are terrible and that no one likes it, just persevere. Because trust me someone out there will like your writing.

 

QUICK-FIRE ROUND

 

Candy or Chocolate?

Definitely Chocolate, I like sweets but Chocolate is way better.

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs, I have a cat but I love my dog-Alfie more than anything in the world.

Rain or Snow?

Snow, it’s more fun to play in than rain.

Animals or Plants?

Animals, they are so fluffy and majestic.

Fire or Water?

Water, although they are both majestic and dangerous I find water better.

Rich or Poor?

Rich but not too rich, money can’t solve life’s problems no matter what people say.

Coffee or tea?

Tea, I’ve never liked the taste of coffee it’s far too strong.

English or Art?

Tuff one I love both but probably art, there are no set rules in art.

Sunshine or Rain?

Rain, I prefer the wet to the heat.

 

Interviewee note:

I loved doing this it was so much fun and I would love to talk to you more often.

 

 

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