Are you guys ready for another?
We are continuing with our exclusive line up of incredibly author interviews in lead up to this August, which will begin the Summer Edition of the Wattpad Block Party!
This feature gives you insight to an author who loves a little bit of everything, and feels that variety is the key!
What is it about Wattpad that makes it such a wonderful forum for writers?
It’s very inviting and inclusive. When I first joined Wattpad I had no intention of writing, only reading. But just from being on the site and seeing the unity it had with all it’s users, it sent me the message that anybody can be a writer – and I think that’s what I love most about it. There’s no requirements in age, gender, country or content. You can write whatever you want and ANYONE can write.
What is your genre? Why do you love it?
I’m all over the place. I love exploring different genres like contemporary, action, fantasy/dystopian and humor. I find it interesting that a lot of author’s tend to stick to one genre because I’ve never been that way. I like exploring all kinds of different stories from different worlds. When it comes to reading, I definitely enjoy a good Young Adult fantasy, but contemporary is also a lot easier for me to write as it’s something more realistic. I guess it’s just due to the kind of content I’ve been exposed to growing up – I read and watched everything.
What are some of your personal accolades and milestones you have reached with your writing?
Becoming a Featured author on Wattpad earlier this year really helped me out. I remember how excited I was and how I constantly kept checking my notifications. The next, of course, being part of the Wattpad Block Party! I love getting involved with the Wattpad community and gaining as much exposure as I can to help me out when I self publish later this year.
Is this your first Wattpad Block Party? How does it feel to take part for the first time? If you’ve participated before, what has participating in past Block Parties been like?
This is my first EVER Wattpad Block Party! I can’t even believe I was chosen. It’s such a mind blowing moment to realize that you’re a part of something so incredible and working among so many talented authors. A lot of the writers taking part in this Summer Edition were the authors of some my favorite stories that I remember reading back in 2013 and just thinking, ‘wow, I wish I could be as good of a writer as they are.’ and now, I’m talking to them all as we work together for the Block Party! How cool is that? It’s a huge privilege and honor.
Who are some of your favorite Wattpad authors and why?
My first ever favorite author on Wattpad was coldlady_19 (Ariana) because I fell in love with her addictive stories and they were the first ones I read. Then I grew a strong liking to writers like XxSkater2Girl16xX (Jordan), Fallzswimmer (Ali Novak) and her sister Peyton Novak, Leigh_ and TahliePurvis (Ellie). All are incredible writers that have managed to get me addicted to their writing and are huge inspirations to me.
What writing aspirations do you still hold?
To be able to self publish at the end of this year and actually hold a physical copy of my book is going to be a huge aspiration for me to achieve. I think the biggest goal would be to one day see my books actually in store. But more than anything, I just want to be able to write stories that take people away from anything bad going on in their lives and give them an escape into a world I’ve created. To be able to achieve just that, would be more than I could ever ask for.