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Interview with Avyanna Fe

A little something about Avyanna Fe:

She’s a young lady who is just trying to share her stories with the world in hopes to help someone who can relate. She loves K-Pop and an avid reader.

Questions and Answers:

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’m not necessarily sure when the thought popped into my head. These vivid places in my mind with actual people began to manifest in my mind when I was 11 or 12 but it took me 2 years to contemplate whether or not I would write them down on paper.

2. How long does it take you to write a book?

The time it takes for me to complete a book varies on the goal length. It takes me roughly 9-10 months to write a book for my series but a novella will take about a month or two to write the first draft.

3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

To be honest I don’t have a schedule. I try to write a little bit every day but it all depends on how busy my life is at the moment.

4. What would you say is your unique writing quirk?

I think my weirdest/ most unique writing work would be that I react as my characters unconsciously. I know it’s weird but I’m so closely intertwined with them that certain situations will kind of alter who’s ‘in charge’. A lot of people have told me that I do it quite often.

5. Whether it be traditional, self, or storybook apps, how’d you find the publishing process?

In middle school, my friends introduced me to Wattpad so I could read this book they were reading. I created an account a year after and that is how I figured out you could actually publish your own works on the app.

6. How much of your writing process involves research in your subject matter or plot?

I actually don’t research a lot for my projects. Because I mostly write in the fantasy genre, it’s mostly world-building with me but there are a few strange things that I have to search up lol

7. When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I wrote my first book in high school. I remember it was January 2019 when I started.

8. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I like to listen to music and daydream about my characters in their worlds. If I’m not doing that I’m either reading or doing something for other lives.

9. What does your family think of your writing?

I’m not exactly sure. They don’t read what I write and because of that there’s a lot of doubt but little to no support.

10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?

One thing I learned from writing my series is I unconsciously pour my life into the characters. Recently I’ve realized that if you really look into some of the events written and the way particular characters react to them, you can depict the hidden parts of my life I don’t normally let out.

11.What is it you particularly like about the genre you write?

The best part about writing Fantasy is that there aren’t many rules to abide by and that’s one of my weaknesses. I like to twist and turn rules until they fit my liking.

12.Do you have any suggestions to help others become writers? If so, what are they?

Write every day or as much as you can. I heard someone say once that as long as you write something, anything, you are a writer. Even if you start out with a single line a day, that line can turn into something even better if you just continue when you can.

13.Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

I don’t always get the chance to connect with my readers but when I do they always have something nice to say. A lot of them have reassured me when I doubted my writing skills and told me how much certain scenes between my characters just stick in their heads.

14.Do you like to create books for your target audience?

I don’t really write for a specific audience. If you want to read what I write and think you can handle it, read it.

15.What do you think makes a good story?

I think if a story has a good plot that has scenes that correspond with a few different genres like a bit of action, adventure, or romance to keep things spicy it’s a good story. It’s not only that but also well rounded and relatable characters that your audience can relate

16.How do you handle writer’s block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?

Some may argue otherwise but I think writer’s block is a figment of your imagination. If you can visualize the scene in your head but you just can’t seem to put it on a piece of paper or type it out, put yourself in a calming room without distractions (or whatever usually helps you write) or play music that suits the scene. I, for one, wrote the second half of Rendered A Fallen Disgrace better at night when I was alone and listening to dark academia playlists on YouTube to get through those tough scenes that just refused to flow outwards. Whatever you do to help yourself, just forge through, write a bunch of nonsense and edit it later when you’re not struggling with ‘writer’s block’. Sometimes you just need to take a break from writing and come back to it later after you’ve refreshed and restored your creative juices.

Final Notes:

I have adored this young lady from the moment I found her on Wattpad. For someone so young and passionate, she definitely has the desire and drive to get better and grow more in her writing. The imagery she uses far surpasses any attempt I may have tried to accomplish in my own writing. She is fantastic at world building and character development. I see such great things from her. I just wish her much luck and hope she one day sees the greatness in herself as I see in her. Avyanna is a must read author.

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