Gabriel Common [gabrielc]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
The first book I read was Babylon Rise by Tim Lahaye. When I was a kid I was to enter in writing contest at my school. My teachers were the first to read my work.
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 write a little of almost every genre but if I had to pic a favorite it would be two, Fantasy and Romance. I don't have any of my work posted online. but you can see my books on amazon
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
First I spend the day listening to music while I work, it geting me in the mood to write my stories
What type of reading inspires you to write?
I don't read.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
An intressting story should have a bit of mystery, a bit of action a lot of adventure a bit of comedy a bit of romace and a lot of personality.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
For short stories first person, for longer stories third person.
What well known writers do you admire most?
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
By giveing them a history that matches there personality and role. In my almost every character has a history that comeing out within the story.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
No, when I write i can take my time and easily go back and change things. When I try to tell it orally I choke and forget stuff.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
I write for the world. I believe that my creativity is a gift for me to share with the world.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Writing does help to relax me when I'm angry depressed or stressed out and internal conflicts helps me better give my characters personallities.
Does reader feed-back help you?
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
when I was a kid I would participate in contest at school. Now I've recently started to search and compete in online contest.
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?
I believe that I have found it.
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
That's something I need to work on.
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
Nothing I like there to be nothing distracting me. All I use in music.
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I write on a computer then email my work to my agent or publishers.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
Every once in a while I post on my brother's site. louisianaanime.com.
What has been your experience with publishers?
I've got expected with the first few publishers I found so it's been pretty good.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a romance story called Alrum.
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?
If writing is really want you want to do then you have to start some where. Most people are to afraid to show there work cause of the criticism they expect to get. When I first started I didn't want people to see my work, not cause I was affraid of the criticism it was cause my work shows a part of me that I never want anyone to see. It shows a lighter for compassionate side, but I knew that if I wanted to make my dream come true about beeing a famous writer I'd have to show it. If you want to make it as a writer and want the world to see your creative gift that suck it up and show your work, but if your to ashame for that to see who are really are or worried about the criticism then there's no point in continuing to write.