Lee Rhyne [leerhyne]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
Begin to write when the ideas pop out in mind.
I won't force anyone to read what I'd wrote because sometimes I feel shy of my products.
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 mostly angst and humour or comedy.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
I wrote drabbles first, then began to expand the plot, before finally settle down to finish the whole story.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
When I'm reading it with deep feeling or take the character's characteristics.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
The title and the plots. Not forgetting the characters.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
What well known writers do you admire most?
Joanne K. Rowling.
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
The way the character behave. And the way the character will affect the story. Mine was created when I think some parts of the story need something the be highlighted by someone.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Partly yes. But I'm much better at writing stories rather than telling them orally.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
Myself, and a friend of mine, who's being very supportive to me. I appreciate her and show my gratitude by writing stories and let her read it.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Yes. It help me to relax and ease my burden. Internal conflict really help to create a great story.
Does reader feed-back help you?
Definitely. When they say, "It's good!" Then I will surely get motivated to do better next time.
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
I haven't participate in any competition yet.
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
I rarely share my drafts because my drafts usuallly messy with words, so it's hard to understand. I will only ask them, "What do you think if I...?"
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
I'm still searching for it.
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
Usually I'll prepare my target of due date and goals. But not all the time, because my schedule is always pack since I'm a medical student.
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
Musics. Musics can help me to focus on what I'm doing.
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I write in my computer. But I didn't print it because I didn't have a printer myself. I will save it in PDF format when I'm satisfied and sure it's complete.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
Livejournal.com and twitter.com
What has been your experience with publishers?
I haven't meet any publisher yet.
What are you working on now?
A novel, entitled "Voices in My Head".
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 you're satisfied with it, don't be afraid, don't be shy. Sometimes you need to show off what you're great at. Then only world will see you and appreciate you.