Tell me a bit about yourself….
My name is Eboni, I'm 23yrs old, I work in a bakery and I'm from Illinois. I love to collect books, read (mainly fiction or manga), And I like to write short stories; I sometimes see pictures I find beautiful and make up a story I think fits the Picture.
What genre/s do you write in?
I mainly write Fiction
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing short stories & sometimes poems since I was 14yrs old
Do you have any published books or articles? Tell me a bit about these and what publishing route you took.
No, I do not, but I strive to someday have a book and/or books published
What social media and writing platforms would you recommend?
I love to use Google Docs to type my stories
Do you use an agent?
Do you use paid advertising? If so, what?
Do you have a blog or website?
I do not
What inspires you most to write?
Sometimes a song I listen to will inspire me or a piece of art I find whenever I do my writing exercises
What do you do to help with writer's block?
What I do is re-read what I've typed a couple of times till I can think of an idea of what to write next, I let one of my friends read what I have so they can give me any ideas or I just take a 5-10min break from writing.
How do you plan your writing and start?
I don't really plan my writing, when I start writing(typing) it's because I thought of something I feel will release some tension(writing my thoughts down essentially) or something I saw or listened to inspired me to write
Is writing your full-time job? If not, what else do you do?
Writing is something I mainly do in my spare time, I also work in a bakery and I help out at home when I'm not at work
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on editing one of my short stories
What is your target audience?
When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?
When I was 14yrs old, I started keeping a diary to help control my thoughts & keep them together. It made me feel better to write & let me release my thoughts without anyone getting upset. I started to write poems and short stories when I entered high-school & it helped me escape the world around me for a while.
What is your writing schedule look like?
I don't necessarily keep a schedule I write whenever I can for as long as I can
What does your family think about your writing?
They love my writing, as do my friends. Of course, they give me helpful advice on some things, but they all love what I write.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Since I have so many books I love to read, I'll be at work at the bakery packaging the baked goods or I'll be scrolling through social media, and/or helping my family around the house
Where do you get information and ideas for your writing?
I get ideas from pictures I see that I think would have a happy or sad story behind them or even a song may help me with an idea for a story.
What do you think makes a good story?
A good plot
Thank you for the interview Eboni, it has been a pleasure getting to know you more.
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