Mary Bradley [kissmylit]
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 prefer to read Young Adult Fantasy, though I am a fan of anything with a good story. I dabble in all genres. If you go to Kissmylit.wordpress.com, you can see exactly how I feel about certain books.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
I am a huge fan of alternating first person narrators. I think that it is very insightful for the reader to get so into the characters' heads and learn everything there is to know about them and to change it up, see how a different character perceives the same situation.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Of course. I never really thought about it until I started seeking therapy officially. Everything that's deep in my heart comes out on the page whether I like it or not. Our personal tensions help to build our voices, make the story uniquely ours no matter what.
Does reader feed-back help you?
Yes! I feed off of the feedback, I need to make sure that my instincts are correct and that I don't need to go back and tackle the story in a different way.
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Yes, my boyfriend listens to me read the drafts out loud, my best friend reads them when she has time, and their feedback is priceless.
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?
Join a group! If you do, you may feel more comfortable sharing with the people who will take you seriously. Writing groups are meant to encourage you and help you find your voice, find your path, and see what direction is best for you. Maybe nothing you wrote back then is worth a damn now, but just maybe there's something special hidden there. Maybe it's all amazing! You won't know unless you share.
New York - USA