30 Days of Writers: Natalie
I don’t think this next writer needs much of an introduction. If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’ll recognize this next one as one of my best friends! Up next is Natalie!
1. Please tell us a little bit about you as a person.
I am a twenty-something working in the world of higher education. Specifically I advise college students on what courses to take, how to get to graduation, how to improve struggling grades and how to overcome outside difficulties that are affecting their work in the classroom. I live in central NC, but I’m from Ohio. I spend a lot of time with my family and our pets (three dogs and four cats between the lots of us). I enjoy anime, reading, playing video games, going to ren faires, and many other things. I’m still figuring out what I want to do with my life when I grow up.
2. Tell us about you as a writer.
I started writing when I was little by creating stories for my barbies, my little ponies and other toys. I started truly writing when I got into high school and found encouragement. I have yet to publish anything other than my fan fiction which can be found at various places around the internet and that’s hardly real publishing. I frequently participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but have yet to win. Maybe this year.
3. What types of writing have you written? Which is your favorite to write and why?
I write mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I also write fan fiction for a variety of fandoms when I’m actively avoiding working on my own projects. I prefer sci-fi and fantasy because I find it to be more fun than other genres. It’s also what I read the most and that heavily influences my own writing.
4. What are the three things you need at your side as you write? Why?
I need a pad of paper, a pen and some music. I write by hand because the words often flow better that way than on a computer. I always have music going so it is a serious distraction if I don’t have it.
5. If you were to give other writers one piece of advice, what would it be?
Keep writing. No matter how bad you think your writing is, keep writing. You have to slog through the bad ideas before you can find the good. Like a precious stone dug out of all that boring every day rock.
6. Where can we find out more about you?
At this point you can find me on the NaNo site as skyangel2009. My other online locales have been left to dust recently or are locked down tightly for real life friends and family.
And on a side note….Happy Anniversary to my parents!!