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Wattpad Wednesday: BrittTheBookSlayer

BrittTheBookSlayer ProfileBasic Info

Brittany Geragotelis (real name)
United States

Author of Life’s A Witch,  What the Spell, and Suddenly StarletBrittany was discovered by Simon & Schuster on Wattpad when Life’s A Witch reached a phenomenal 19 million reads. Her three-book deal also includes a prequel and sequel to Life’s a Witch.

Visit her Wattpad profile here: BrittTheBookSlayer

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

I have an L-shaped couch and my side has a chaise lounge attached. I lay down (yes, lay down) underneath a blanket, and place my laptop on my stomach. My cat, Cohen rarely leaves my side when I write, and he either lays on top of one of my arms (apparently this is his way of helping me write) or underneath the blanket between my feet. Typically I have music on, because I don’t like to write in silence, and I’ll get too distracted by the TV. I have a little tray that sits on the couch next to me and holds coffee, snacks, pens, paper, etc. It’s like my little mobile desk!

BrittTheBookSlayer Workspace

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

I’m not sure you can be taught how to write, really. You either can or can’t. I believe it’s all through practice, and trial and error. I wrote my first novel at 15 and my books get so much better with each one I write. I think the best teachers have been the other authors of the books I read, though. I know, through them, what an amazing book looks like and reads like. My editor at Simon & Schuster is also making me a much better writer. She’s become like my own personal Mr. Miyagi, my writing guide.

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

 “It was the day Bridget Bishop was sentenced to die and all she could think about was how she would never get the chance to see her daughter marry.”

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

“The cold wind swept across the hill, whistling through the headstones like dozens of crooked baby teeth.”
Stacey Jay, You Are So Undead to Me

Do you have pets? Show us!

Two kitties. Murray and Cohen. They look like they’re brothers, but they’re actually two years apart and I rescued them from different places. They’re my babies!

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What was your best experience on Wattpad?

When I first started getting positive feedback on my novel, Life’s a Witch. It came after 9 years of rejection and I’d been wrestling with the idea of giving up on my dream of being published. But people liked the book so much that the experience ended up reinvigorating my writing career. Hearing how much people loved the book reminded me why I write and totally changed my life.

What other talents do you have? Show us!

Hmmm. I was training for the Olympics in gymnastics growing up, and then did cheerleading for 8 years, which led to my former job at a cheerleading magazine. I also know a crazy amount of pop-culture trivia and can recite most of the lines from the movies, “Bring it On” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I’m actually pretty good at painting elaborate nail jobs, and have a knack for making scary-themed food.

     

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. I think my expectations were too high and she had a lot of pressure on her to make another Harry Potter hit. It just wasn’t what I’d expected. She’s still one of the best writers alive though.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

Nope. Although I do collages for each of my books to help me better visualize the characters.

Read us a short excerpt from your work.

Recommend another Wattpadder.

@AmandaHavard. She’s amazingly talented and insanely smart.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

Yes! www.brittanygeragotelis.com.

I’m having a Goodreads giveaway for What the Spell. If you want to enter for a chance to win one of 25 books, click here. Or if you want to pre-order What the Spell, go here.

I’m also on various social media!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyGeragotelis
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheBookSlayer
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/TheBookSlayer
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/TheBookSlayer

Wattpad Wednesday: Thingstosay

Thingstosay ProfileBasic Info

Tess (real name)
United States

Author of At Second Glance.
Visit her Wattpad profile here: Thingstosay

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

Thingstosay Workspace

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

Mostly online, and by experience I guess. I started writing before we were really taught most of the helpful tips they give you in English. I’m very appreciative that I have so much information at the tips of my fingers (or keyboard).

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

You should know better than to ask an author about their own work, we always criticize ourselves! Well, I guess if I’m going to have to choice one, it’d be the one below. (Please note that I am currently in the editing process so this passage might be changed later). For context, this is after Emma finally confronts her father after seventeen years of abuse.

“‘Isn’t this what you wanted?’ she demands, hitting me in the chest with both hands. Her voice quivers. ‘Are you happy now? Am I finally enough for you? I’m sorry. I’m sorry.’ Those last three questions aren’t for me. I hold both of her hands, pulling them down. She rests her had into my chest, whimpering. I hold her face with my hand.

Those questions were for him. And in the back of my head, I knew they’d never disappear. Sure they may fade, but there’s no way to undo a childhood. No way to wash all the scars away. They’ll always be in the back of her mind. Emma’ll always be hesitant for help. She’ll always want to do things all by herself. She’ll always be a bit untrusting, a bit hesitant. I can only hope they’ll fade enough to where they’ll never have to become visible again.

As Emma sobs in my arms, I let her break and fold into herself. No matter how strong you are, we all have a breaking point. The longer it takes you to get there, the harder the ground will be when you arrive.  She’s been waiting seventeen years for that crash.”

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

I’m not a person who can pick a “favorite” anything, but this is in my top five.

“I’ll go to school, too late for first period, and we’ll have one last day together. The only difference being that I know it’s the last day. You won’t. Do you remember the last thing you said to me? The last thing you did to me? And what was the last thing I said to you? Because trust me, when I said it, I knew it was the last thing I’d ever say.”
–Th1rteen R3asons Why, Jay Asher.

Do you have pets? Show us!

Sadly, I don’t have any pets. My dad’s allergic. I do, however, how two brothers, one older, one younger, who can act like pets sometimes. Just kidding! But yeah, they don’t like having their picture taken so I doubt they’d want it on a website they’ve never heard of-no offense. They’ve definitely helped made me who I am today. With boys running around the whole weekend, you learn not to care. Boys don’t intimidate me.

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

I wouldn’t say that there’s one experience above all others. However, logging on and seeing that ASG had reached over 10,000 reads was a huge milestone. I never thought so many strangers with no binds to me or my work, would in joy my work so much. That’s part of the reason I’m taking so long to edit. I want the final product to be good, for them.

What other talents do you have? Show us!

I’m involved in theater (musical and otherwise).We just wrapped the pay this last weekend actually. I played Mrs. Donner in my school’s production ofFlowers for Algernon. It’s an amazing story and I love being a part of it. It was originally a book (in which Mrs. Donner was Mr. Donner). There weren’t many pictures during the performances, but I do have one of my script:

Thingstosay Talent

Oh gosh this not helping my PPD (post performance depression).

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

I’d have to say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Granted, I did read the Twilightbooks and I didn’t think they were half bad. But this was just bad. I’m not quite sure what it was. Everything seemed so… artificial. The ideas were great. She didn’t executed them well in my opinion though.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

Thingstosay Journal

As you can probably tell, I’m known for my illegible handwriting. What can I say? I write to get an idea out and sometimes I don’t have long until I forget it.

Read us a short excerpt from your work.

Recommend another Wattpadder.

Wow, you’re really good at hard questions. I’d have to go with @Snowsheba. She’s my writer buddy in real life as well as online, and is about the only person who understands my rants (about writing). Everyone else looks at me like I’m crazy, which I very well could be. Make sure to check out her book The Onyx (that’s her favorite).

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

Yes! I’ve recently started on a group blog called Inkspiration. That’s where I’m doing most of my writing right now, seeing as I’m still currently editing ASG. We’re looking for more writers, who are serious about their craft, so if you’re interested, make sure to shoot us an email.

We also have a twitter for the blog to for its news.

Also, there’s my good old Facebook page.

Wattpad Wednesday: Fallzswimmer

Basic Info

Ali Novak (real name)
21 Years old
United States

Author of 8 stories on Wattpad, including My Life with the Walter Boys and The Art of Mending a Broken Heart.
Visit her Wattpad profile here: Fallzswimmer

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

I’ve been writing for different online websites for over six years now and posting my work online is what has really helped me grow. Compliments are always nice, but it is always the constructive criticism that helps me move forward as a writer. I’m also in my final year of University and I will be graduating with a Creative Writing Major. Each semester I am required to take a writing workshop where an entire class edits and critiques your work. Although it is really nerve racking, I’ve learned some major lessons from those classes.

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

The following paragraph is from an autobiography I am writing about my childhood after the death of my father.

“It is always a long, dreary drive up north. Nowadays I make an effort to sleep through most of the eight hours, but as a kid, when we neared the lake, I would watch for the street sign. Sleeping Dragon Drive. It made my heart beat fast as if the swelling of the road was actually the back of a sleeping dragon. Back then, the forest was filled with mythical creatures-elves and goblins and wizards. If I pressed my face against the window hard enough and really looked, I could catch a flash of swords fights and magical battles between the gaps in the trees. Now there was nothing.”

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”
-Sarah Dessen

Do you have pets? Show us!

Yes, the lovely Mr. Rocco.

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

That’s a hard question because I have been fortunate enough to have so many. I think that the best moment was when an entertainment company saw my work on Wattpad and liked it. They contacted me and asked me to write a novella about a character on one of their TV’s shows. It was the first paid writing job that I’ve ever had.

What other talents do you have? Show us!

Show us! I like photography. I don’t know if I have a bright future in it though. Here are some pictures I took at Las Ramblas which is a market place in Barcelona. I’ve been told it’s a prime spot for a working photographer. I thought it was quite fun. I also like to make book trailers for both my own work and other writers on Wattpad. Those can be found on my youtube account.

   

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

I’ll exclude books that I’ve been required to read for school because the list would be a mile long… So, the most disappointing book that I’ve read lately would have to be What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. I really enjoy reading her work because one of her books got me through a really tough event in my life. I was waiting for over a year for this book, but when I finally got my hands on it the story just wasn’t as exhilarating as most of her work.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

Read us a short excerpt from your work.

Recommend another Wattpadder.

Well, you already beat me to the punch with @ella_enchanted but I also love @leigh_ and natashapreston both of whom are wonderful writers.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

Not really. Wattpad is my one true love :)

Wattpad Wednesday: AnnaxLove

Basic Info

Anna Gallegos (real name)
16 Years old
USA

Author of Living With a Psycho and Her Worst Nightmare
Visit her Wattpad profile here: AnnaxLove

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

When I first started writing, it was way before high school. It was fourth grade (I think) and we always had to write short little stories in class. Eventually I began writing for fun and the teacher helped me out with some writing tips and such.

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

“Carla looked outside watching as the world started to change. The trees and flowers fell limp, losing their leaves and colors. The grass was now dead. The sky went from a baby blue to a dark, murky red color. She looked at the deteriorating world in horror, chills reaching out touching every inch of her spine, making her shudder.”
Hell’s Highway

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them – words shrink things that seemed limitless…”
-Stephen King, The Body

Do you have pets? Show us!

The black & white cat is a girl. Her name is Mustacha (she’s pregnant :D). The grey and white one is a boy. His name is Bolin. I plan to be the crazy cat lady.

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

My best experience on Wattpad would have to be getting on the What’s Hot list. It sure as hell made my day!

What other talents do you have?

My Mom had a seizure a couple months ago. She recovered quickly after getting out of the hospital because my sisters, brothers, and I helped out a lot. She could barely talk whenever she got out, so she would try to mumble things. We eventually picked up quickly on what she was saying. I guess that’s sort of a new talent; trying to understand her mumblings. I would say it helped me because now when people are incoherent sometimes I can easily what they’re saying :) haha. Thankfully she can speak fluently again.

Also, I used to play the violin. Quite well I would say :)

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

People are probably going to hate me for this, but The Hunger Games. The ending was pretty much disappointing, I expected something crazy or out there, but nope. Some people may like that, but it was so predictable! I don’t know about others, but I don’t like when I can tell what’s going to happen at the end. It’s just as bad as the cliche romance books when you can tell the two people are going to end up together. I want to be surprised, kept on the edge of my seat, you know? I think I could have thought of a different, better way for it to end, but that’s just me! Also, Katniss was really annoying and whiney in the book!

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

Recommend another Wattpadder.

I’d recommend @hmmcghee, she’s a very talented writer.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

No, I don’t think there’s any other website I’d like you to visit. Wattpad is basically my life!

Wattpad Wednesday: ella_enchanted

Basic Info

Ella (pen name)
18 Years old
Canada

Author of Their Paid GirlThe Ivy League and Poisoned.
Visit her Wattpad profile here: ella_enchanted

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

I’m still learning! Well in high school, in addition to taking an AP English course, I also took a class that was called Writer’s Craft, which was specifically all about creative writing. By that point, I’d been on Wattpad for a little over a year so I found that I already knew a lot more than others in my class in terms of the mechanics of writing, like quotation marks and dialogue and all that. And I only knew those things because of practice and observing others. It was still the best class I’d ever taken though, and we got to study screenplays for a little while which was amazing. Other than that, it’s honestly been a lot of reading, which expands vocabulary, develops style, and sets your own creative juices flowing like nothing else.

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

Truthfully, this is a big deal for me because I’ve been working on a story that hasn’t been published to Wattpad just because it’s my baby and I’m not ready to share it fully with anyone yet. But here’s a few sentences that I like from my story that I’ve titled, Her Name Was Me. It’s written in a journal-entry format, with a young woman writing to her mirror:

“And I just started thinking about good and bad and dark light and black and white and how that’s our problem right there. The in-between. 

Of course there’s middle ground to everything. Us humans are awfully good at finding it, and then staying there. We’ve lived in gray for so long that we’ve lost all our colour.”

-Her Name Was Me

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

What a diabolically difficult question. Since I can’t go through my every favourite novel and line and do the whole process of elimination, I’ll settle for the novel that I reread most recently. And, well, not to jump on the Perks of Being a Wallflower bandwagon (I’ll have you know that I first read this book six years ago, haha), but a lot of lines from Chbosky’s novel were hard-hitting, and this one strikes me particularly hard every time I read it. It’s easy to miss and glaze over, unless you stop and think about what he’s saying here (the last sentence is my favourite):

“Sometimes, I look at my parents now and wonder what happened to make them the way they are. And then I wonder what will happen to my sister when her boyfriend graduates from law school. And what my brother’s face will look like on a football card, or what it will look like if it is never on a football card.”

-Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Do you have pets? Show us!

Unfortunately, my hamster (Manu) and guinea pig (Winnie) died :(

But sometimes I talk to my Johnny Depp poster (I ignore the unnecessary people in the background, lol). He has two main drawbacks, though: he’s not real, and not a very good cuddler, being a poster.

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

Not to sound like Disney Channel, but my first month on Wattpad was magical and unreal. My very first story, The Ivy League, did amazingly well and I would actually document how many fans I had, how many reads, and votes I received. It was organized differently back then, and having 1,000 fans was a really big deal, so when I hit that mark, I was the happiest person on earth for a good week. I think I really freaked out my family, they didn’t understand why I wouldn’t stop smiling.

What other talents do you have? Show us!

I wouldn’t say I’m very talented at this, but I really love Spoken Word Poetry. Sometimes it’s known as Slam Poetry, too. If you don’t know what that is, look it up on YouTube, it’s incredible! I’ve written a few of my own, and presented it in English class in high school, but unfortunately I don’t have a video to show you, and you really need to hear a slam poem presented for it to be as impacting as it’s supposed to be. Also, a lot of slam poems go on for pages, since it’s meant to be spoken out loud, so I won’t include an example of one I wrote. But other than that, I’m learning to play guitar. Here’s a picture of my baby, Alejandro :)

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

Usually I’m never disappointed in a book since there’s always something to appreciate. But I will say it about these two books: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (after all the hype surrounding it, I expected to be able to get past the first 30 pages of a thousand-page novel, but I just can’t!) and Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One. I’ve read several of Sparks’ books before, and I started reading The Lucky One when I was in the mood for a light, sappy romance. But the novel is just so flat. Flat dialogue, flat characters, flat and predictable plot. I just kept thinking how terribly uninterested I was, and how badly written the story was, despite its potential. I’m usually never this critical, but I was kind of disappointed.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

I tried keeping a notebook, but I never carry it around with me. And I’m always the type of person who loves scraps of paper, and napkins and sometimes if I’m washing dishes and an idea or well-phrased sentence comes to mind, I’ll fish out an empty kleenex box from the recycling bin and write on the cardboard if there’s nothing better at hand. So, I reached a compromise. I try to collect my scraps and paste them in my notebook later. Here it is!

Read us a short excerpt from your work.

Recommend another Wattpadder.

You’ve already interviewed a couple of Wattpaders who I really admire and whose work I love reading – @BeautifulRose16 and @The_Starzee. I’d also recommend @ACRL37 and @Fallzswimmer. They are fantastic writers, and amazing people.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

I share a tumblr with my best friend, Kat (@ChocolateKlover), so if you feel like looking through our blog, it’s www.dearepiphany.tumblr.com. Other than that, no :)

Wattpad Wednesday: The_Starzee

Basic Info

Starzee (pen name)
22 years old
New Zealand

Author of Forces of Nature and The Rules of Survival.
Visit her Wattpad profile here: The_Starzee

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

A very good question! Seeing as I kind of don’t know the answer myself. Umm, I only started writing a couple of years ago, and it was out of boredom rather than any burning desire to become some super duper famous author, so basically in those early days I SUCKED big time! It was embarrassingly poor writing if I do say so myself. So I decided to start reading. And I read, and read, and read, and then one day I was like “Oh! So that’s how you string a sentence together! Fascinating.” Me and Microsoft word have been BFFs ever since =D (Small tidbit: I didn’t actually do much in English class :/ I was always the kid in the back of the class who was sketching rather than paying attention to the themes of Othello…Blech!)

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

God, really? That’s ….. impossible!! It’s hurting my head trying to narrow it down. I think in this case there isn’t just one. So many great books, so many great lines. I’m ging to say anything written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward and  Jeaniene Frost for starters will leave you stitches as far as hilariously good quotes go.

One from Jeaniene Frost that comes to mind right now is, “Lucifer’s bouncing balls, Kitten!” Haha, you really have to read the books to know why I giggle every time it’s said. Also, I like this one from Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon: “Well, someone slap my butt and give me a hero cookie.”

Do you have pets? Show us!

This is of ONE of my pets, Bosco. I have rats, turtles, mice, fish, two other cats, a dog, cockatiels, budgies, a rosella lol but I didn’t want to break out the entire photo album to show all of them.

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

I had a previous account under the name Starzee and it generated well over 5000 fans and Forces of Nature was sitting above 2,000,000 reads. It ran six months at #1 on the What’s Hot list (back when there was a What’s Hot list). So yeah, that was a pretty great feeling and the positive feedback made it the best wattpad experience!

What other talents do you have?

There’s no way to photograph this but I am the world’s most talented procrastinator! Haha not a real talent, you say? I’m afraid I’d have to argue that it is simply because I’m so good at it!

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

I’ve been lucky so far. I haven’t come across a book that has utterly disappointed me. Although there have been many that have left me dissatisfied, they always tend to have one or two small redeeming qualities that make the experience almost worth it lol.

BUT… if you desperately want a title or series, then Blood Coven Vampire was a bit of a joke to read. The word stoooopid can be applied to that particular series.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

This is one of the neater ones haha… half the time I can’t make sense of what I write down.

Recommend another Wattpadder.

@TinyHearts. She’s totally awesome and has the most crazy, imaginative story ideas the world will ever see. But she better remember I get to see them first lol.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

Goodreads
Facebook

Wattpad Wednesday: BeautifulRose16

Basic Info

Ruth (real first name)
17 years old
Puerto Rico

Author of the massively successful story, Forever Yours.
Visit her Wattpad profile here: BeautifulRose16

Show us your workspace. Don’t clean it up first!

I don’t have a desk, sadly, or the space in our crowded four bedroom apartment to put one. So for now, it’s just me and my bed. Occasionally the dining room table gets a turn too.

Other than high school English class, how did you learn to write?

Anything I know of writing, I’ve learned from reading books. I don’t think there’s anything you can’t learn from books: they’re amazing. But Wattpad has also played a crucial role in everything I’ve learned and continue to learn. I love studying other writers, their styles, their mistakes, their successes. I’ve learned more in the past 2 years on there than I have anywhere else.

What is one of the best sentences or paragraphs you’ve ever written?

“They were each broken with a sorrow that marred their faces; a sorrow that curled once straight shoulders inwards, that made consolation and comfort only void and useless. Comfort was inadequate when you knew the truth: there was nothing that could be said- nothing that could be done- nothing that could change anything. At the end of this night, whether we wanted to or not, we would be torn apart yet again, each one of us forced to survive and exist on our own, separated from each other, and subjected to the mercy- or lack thereof- of ruthless strangers.”
-Mere Suspicion

What is your favorite sentence or paragraph from another author’s novel?

This is a really hard one. I’m torn between several from a crazy range of books… like The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie, One Day by David Nicholls, The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone, A Tale of Two Cities… even that one passage from Jake’s book, The Accidental Siren, the one about ‘oh innocent reader,’ is clamoring for a place here! So I’m going for one that I read years ago and always stuck with me:

“In our nature, however, there is a provision, both marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.”

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Do you have pets? Show us!

I did. Three cats (one was the mother of the other two: she was certifiably insane). It was something of a traumatic experience for me when my aunt developed allergies to them and I had to give them away…

However, my sister has a duck. I don’t know why. Ming Ming is his name… He craps everywhere, pecks at your ankles whenever you go to hang up laundry and flies away whenever the cage is left open to go perch on telephone wires. The two of us have a tumultuous love-hate relationship… Here he is, feeling sorry for himself:

What was your best experience on Wattpad?

The first time I ever got a comment on my work, I nearly flew through the roof with excitement. Actually – it’s almost always like that, haha. Every time.

What other talents do you have? Show us!

I like to sketch… I don’t do it nearly often enough – too caught up in books – but I enjoy it almost as much as I do writing.

 

What is the most disappointing book you have ever read?

I try not to read a book if I think it’s going to be disappointing… so nothing comes to mind right off the bat.

However, I’m reading Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott right now and I’m not overly thrilled with it… There doesn’t seem to be enough action, the pages overflow with ridiculously detailed descriptions of mundane things- like clothing and saddlebags- and it has a somewhat dragging plot. I’m only halfway through though so its too soon to be making reviews. And there are definitely some enjoyable aspects to it. For instance: the old, Victorian style of writing makes you feel like you’re some kind of an Einstein of English lit – just for making it through the page – and it’s rich with historically accurate facts and the build up to the revelation of the title character was pretty phenomenal. So – not a total disappointment.

Do you keep a writing notebook? Show us a page!

(I should probably get a notebook actually…) I’m more of a scrap-paper kind of girl, I guess… anything I have on hand, I scribble on it:

Read us a short excerpt from your work.

I actually considered this. But even if I wanted to – because, you know, this could probably go on my Top Ten Things I’d Rather Never Do list – I literally can’t. And I have a dang good excuse too. My four bedroom apartment? Well, it’s just about bursting with some very young, very loud, very raucous siblings. 14, in fact. Getting some silence (or privacy) is nigh impossible. And I’m on the busiest, noisiest main street in my town… So the concept of my voice, with the slight slur of every ‘s’ I have the misfortune of uttering, reading aloud my work, peppered with a background cacophony of screaming kids, honking trucks and blaring music is just not going to happen…

(There. Is that not the most brilliant excuse ever?)

Recommend another Wattpadder.

@bakerlawley (I’m in love with his book, This Is the Play), @The_Starzee, and @ella_enchanted.

Other than your Wattpad profile, do you have another site you’d like us to visit?

No, not yet, at least!