Kimberly Yeo [redscarf]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
The first book that I read was, if i remember correctly was "A little princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a classical story. One that amaze me into writing stories.
I begin to write when I realize what writing is all about. I dont really remember what I first wrote. But its always little fairy tales that kids like to dream about. Truthfully, I am still a kid myself.
I always tell my mum things, so basically she will be the first to know and the first to read. Most of the time she would also give her own opinion about it.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
Process? It just comes to me. Sometimes i plan first before i start writing, find out if its worth writing it, who would be interested in reading it. Even if the percentage is just 5% of the whole population on earth would want to read my work, i would give it a try. i mean..there is no harm in writing for people to read your idea right?
Before i sit down to start my writing, im surly be standing up, and out of my house. I see things going on out of the four white walls. They give me an inspiration of what to write, some raw ideas that are rough around the edges. that needs some research done and a little imagination to pull more readers to read. That is why, always go out with a small note book and a pen.
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
Character are basically the core of a story. Want an interesting story that could pull the your readers into the story itself, needs a character that not always have things going its way. It needs some problems that they will face, some advantage some disadvantage and a person to guide the main character to his goal. Characters, like us in the normal world, sometimes lack of motivation. so to have the readers thinking that the character might not accomplish their goal, creates intensity. Which would just make the readers turn another page.
I do create my own characters. A new different characters for different story. When i create my characters, i put myself in their position, to fill what they fill, to see what they see. because when your character is feeling scare, you cant just tell the readers that they are scare. you have to be in detail, their movement, actions, face, voice, everything so that the readers can visualise while they read.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
i always wanted to implant imaginations and ideas into the young minds of kids. most of my stories that i wrote are basically more into science fiction, magic, adventure. something that kids at young age would never see in this real world. and to have a world so magical that they could escape to but at the same time have their language and grammar improve.
i also did wrote some stories on romance. those are specially for my friends and readers out there who just love romantic novels.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Well...sometimes, sometimes a writer has something personal that he or she wants to share to the world. maybe about a friend, or and event or something that he or she wants it to be a memory. to have it stay on like history
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
yes i do to get their opinion. and also to see if it is worth it to finish what i start. sometimes my friends would even give me great ideas.
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?
Well, you are just like me. for me, i thought that my work are childish, and one would read them, but i was proven to be wrong. Its better to show someone. much more better to publish it if you could. because it is your work, your imagination and you had spend such an amount of time to finish them. it would be a waste not to share with someone your idea. more worst if they go to waste.