Meet Morgan Faere, she is a wonderful diamond-in-the-rough I found. She is an inspiring young fiction writer with big dreams for the future. Lucky enough, she agreed to do an interview with me. So go read the results below and get to know more about this brilliant author I found!
Heather: How long have you been writing?
Morgan: My whole life.
Heather: What started you writing for publication?
Heather: Do you have a set time when you write, or just whenever you get the urge?
Morgan: Usually it's the urge. My muse is tempermental though. So sometimes I make sure I make myself write. After a little bit the muse comes back to me purring.
Heather: Who is your favorite author?
Morgan: Oh....that's hard to say. I don't know. Really. I love Tamora Pierce, Scott Westerfield, Robin Cook, James Rollins, Dick Francis, and many others. Those are my top 5 I'd say.
Heather: Have you ever had writer's block, and if so how do you get rid of it?
Morgan: Yes. I write. Or listen to music, like always
Heather: What do you recommend to aspiring authors?
Morgan: Follow your passion. If you're passionate about writing, go for it. But don't try to write like someone else. Use your own voice.
Heather: How do you invent your characters?
Morgan: I don't invent them. They're already there. They tell me their stories and I write those stories.
Heather: I know a few authors who keep records (almost like police records) of height, weight, background, etc. of their characters, do you keep tabs on your characters, and if so, what do you usually make note of?
Morgan: I do. I have a list of questions from a good writing site which I use sometimes. My records are in my head or on scrap paper half the time though.
Heather: Some authors say that they feel as though his or her characters are real, do you feel this way, and what do you think about this?
Morgan: Mhm. I do feel this way. I think it's good that their stories are being recorded.
Heather: Do you have anything in the works?
Morgan: I have quite a few things in the works. I have two or three books and I'm thinking of doing a collection of poems I've written. Nothing planned with publishers or anything but...yeahh.
Heather: What would you say is the neatest thing you know?
Morgan: That's hard.....one neat thing I know is I can vibrate my eyes. Lol. I can also relax people to the point that they are basically drugged. Not really, but it has the same effects as a sedative.
Heather: What was your favorite part about writing your book?
Morgan: Writing is a joy in itself. Finding just the right words....
Heather: Has music ever inspired your writing?
Heather: Do you like to write in complete silence or does it have to be noisy?
Morgan: Noise. I am not good for working in silence. I always have some music playing or I'm in a noisy room. Or I'm listening to nature.
Heather: What makes you put your characters in the settings that you do?
Morgan: Like I said, they're already there.
Heather: Keyboard or pen?
Morgan: Keyboard is faster, but I like my pencil.
Heather: What do you think is the hardest part about being an author?
Morgan: Trying to get published will probably be the hardest. I always have a hard time showing my work to people. I'm genuinly afraid they'll think it's horrid. Every time.
Heather: What do you usually do while writing?
Morgan: Write? Lol.
Heather: What were the circumstances surrounding your decisions to become an author?
Morgan: There was no "decision". It's always been there.
Heather: Some people say that you need to live life before you write a book, do you think that it’s experience that writes a book or imagination?
Morgan: A little of both. I put experiences in writing a lot. But I need imagination to see my characters and places.
Bonus Questions -
I like the colors of: darkness
The sky is most beautiful when it’s: sunset
My favorite feature of a computer is: dunno
I think inventors should invent a/an: thermasuit
Thing I love most in the world is: Boyfriend
Thing I hate most in the world is: Step-mother
My favorite type of electronic device is: MP3
My favorite thing that has been available before the year 1900: Castles
My favorite thing that has been available since the year 1960: Cell
The oddest thing you have ever written on (hand, wall, etc.) is: Mirrors
To read some of Morgan's work and to find out more about her, head over to her blog - http://storytimeneverends.wordpress.com/