About what age did you start to write seriously?
I've always written in one form or another, when I was younger I used to make up stories and design my own magazines. When I was in college I wrote a couple of articles that I was thrilled to have published and I did a little work experience at local papers. Sadly when I went to University I didn't write as much as I would have liked, I regret not making more of the time but now I have graduated I'm taking writing seriously and starting my own freelance writing business.
What were your earliest inspirations?
I've always had an addiction to magazines, even when I was young. I have always hoarded thing like that and found them to be greatly inspiring. Much of my creative inspiration came from film and TV, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a huge addiction of mine growing up, it inspired me in so many ways and was huge part of my teenage years.
What was the hardest thing you had to over come to pursue your writing?
I think the hardest thing to overcome is your own insecurities. Anxieties about not being good enough or not knowing enough, thinking that you won't succeed. These questions creep in all the time and some days you lose all faith and want to give up but then the next day you will be motivated again. It is just about learning to take the rough with the smooth and not giving up even when you feel like it.
If you had to do anything but writing, what would you do?
This is a tough one because writing is such a big part of my life. I think it would be something fashion related, designing or making clothes perhaps since that is another passion or mine I would love to have more time for.
In an ideal world where do you see yourself in the future?
I would love to make a living from my writing and hopefully write novels. As long as I am enjoying what I do I don't mind what it is. I hate the thought of having a job I hate and dreading going to work everyday. I've had casual jobs like that, and I moaned everyday I had to go to school so I want to enjoy what I do. Obviously it won't all be plain sailing but if you're passionate about what you do it will make life a lot more enjoyable. Those are my word of wisdom anyway!
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