20. Introducing K.R. Melanie
Name:Melanie or Mels will do
At what age did you start writing?
I started writing in school and there are some random poems from when I was around seven. I really am not quite sure.
What inspires you to start writing?
Other books tend to inspire me, the future inspires me and so does disorder’s in a strange way. It makes me want to write in the mind of someone who thinks differently.
How do you beat writer’s block?
I read or watch Doctor Who/ Star Trek: TOS
Do you consider writing to be a serious career choice?
Yes, but sidelined with another (namely Astro/ Theoretical Physics). I would be incredibly interested in having a career in writing and I think it would be very intriguing.
What advice would you give to a first-time writer?
Write. It seems obvious and simple. Write, think your work is the work of Gods and cringe in a years time. That is what writing is, essentially.
What’s your advice for the next ambassadors after you?
Be on, be nice and be even headed. Don’t be bias towards your friends if they get themselves into a mess. Approach cooly and and try and sort things out in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings and doesn’t break the rules.
What’s your motivation to be ambassador?
My motivation to be ambassador? I would say I knew, that it was to help change movellas for the better and so that I could input in a way that would help affect the community but I couldn’t pinpoint an exact reason.
What's the most embarrassing moment of your life so far?
Probably when I was walking home from school and I saw my sister and baby sitter and I said: ‘I missed school during my first period because I had to go to the doctor.’ He laughed. I explained I meant lesson. We never spoke about it again.
What's gotten you into writing?
Reading. I did a ridiculous amount of reading and I wanted to write something no one else had. I ended up writing a lot of Kiki Strike fan fiction.
What's your favourite genre of books and films?
My favourite genre is Science Fiction. Hands down. I am not a massive fan of dystopian but I love Space travel and things like that.
What's your favourite film?
My favourite film is, one of the Star Trek reboots by JJ Abrams. They aren’t as good as they old movies (TOS) but they are the first Star Trek Movies I watched so I love them.
What got you into reading?
My mother’s book shelf.
What age did you start reading?
About four years old.
Favourite Band, singer?
My favourite bands are Muse, My Chemical Romance and Chameleon Circuit and my favourite singers are Hank Green and Gerard Way.
Now Shows, Gerard Way
Nightmares, Chameleon Circuit
How to Save a life, The Fray
I Don’t Love You and Fake Your Death, My Chemical Romance
What music inspires you?
Music that mean’s something. I don’t have to be able to relate. Also, the melody has to go with lyrics,
Can you give the new movellians or old movellians some advice?
Calm down and avoid drama.
Do you have some advice for people who want to apply as ambassador?
Be on, be nice and don’t be rude and be even headed.
What's your favourite quote?
“Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected, in this case I would think interesting would suffice.”
Advice for bullied, who gives up fighting to be happy?
They’ll use anything against you and the worst thing you can do is to fight back stand there take it and then shout it at your pillow. Nothing is worse than fighting back in the same lowness as them.
Best childhood memory?
I don’t know. I don’t remember much.