Ellen Williams [ellz340]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
Uncle Arthur's bedtime stories. I would like make up stories for essays in class and I would write down my feelings in poems. My parents.
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
I don't have a blog but I do have a poem on my facebook page.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
Something will happen or I'll c some1 and then ideas start flowing and I put sentences 2gether in my head.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
A good start, characters that are relevant, a story with a content that has its ups and downs and a good end.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
What well known writers do you admire most?
Ellen G White and Shakespeare.
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
I create characters after my friends and family
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Yes I always tell my nephew stories
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Does reader feed-back help you?
Yes because when I write a story I never feel like I'm finish and I end up with more than 1 version to a story..
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
Yes I write what's in my heart
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
I don't have a schedule but I write when I feel like writing or if I have time
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I get a clear idea of what I want in my head and then I write on paper and I rewrite till its the way I want it.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
I don't know of any sites that you can share your work on
What has been your experience with publishers?
I've been to afraid to send my stuff to a publisher
What are you working on now?
I'm working on an old unfinished story I didn't finish in high school
What do you recommend I do with all those things I wrote years ago but have never been able to bring myself to show anyone?
Read it and then if u still feel that you still don't. Think its right, show it to someone who you trust
Durban, South Africa