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Interview with Thesongist

by Chloe Gilholy 3 years ago in Creators · updated 11 months ago
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Thesongist is the author of two great books called Among The Fallen and The Fallen Rose. She's very active in the Wattpad community and I thank her for taking the time to do this interview. I wish you the best of luck in your writing journey.

Chloe Gilholy: What made you become a writer?

thesongist: When I was a child, I used to daydream a lot about random things and formulate mini-stories in my head. I also was and still am a huge fan of Studio Ghibli films, which compelled me to dive into the Fantasy genre. I wanted to share my own world with other people.

What brought you to Wattpad?

I joined Wattpad back in 2013, so I can’t really recall a certain memory that attracted me to Wattpad, but I can think of a few possible reasons why I entered into the community. As a 13-year-old at the time, I was very obsessed with mobile apps like IG. Wattpad was the most accessible and interactive out of my options on the Apple App Store. Likewise, it was a free app where I could share my stories without any pressure.

What is the latest project you’re working on?

My latest project that I’ve been seriously working on is my Fantasy novel, Among the Fallen. I first came up with the idea in 2016, back when it was called Reincarnated. I rewrote the first couple of chapters back in Summer 2018, and now I am working to finish it.

Have you ever been published outside of Wattpad?

I’ve posted several chapters of my story onto writing sites other than Wattpad but not full-length works. Likewise, I’ve never had my books traditionally or self-published.

What’s your greatest achievement as a writer?

My greatest achievement as a writer is my own personal growth. By writing creatively, it opened up a chance for me to meet some special friends on Wattpad as well as develop my own unique writing style.

What are your writing goals?

I only have two main goals for writing: one, finish my current story, Among the Fallen; two, publish a book in the future.

What’s your favourite thing about writing for Wattpad?

I like how easy it is to connect with other people my age. Wattpad offers a wide variety of options to connect with other writers and to gain support from them.

What are your pet peeves about writing for Wattpad?

My only criticism is that I’ve seen many superb books be shelved for more basic, run-of-the-mill works that only have shock value. In addition, The Wattys has showcased several questionable books that were completely littered with grammatical issues with little to no rational content.

Aside from Wattpad, are there any other sites you’ve written for?

Not really... The only site that I sometimes use aside from Wattpad is Scribliophile for chapter-based reviews.

Where do you see your writing journey in five years?

In five years, I hopefully have my first and second draft of Among the Fallen completed and perhaps in the workings of being published.

How would you feel about someone making fanwork based on your stories?

Fanart is always welcome! I think fanfic and “inspired” works are appreciated, but I would need them to talk to me beforehand about it as well as give credit.

Which Wattpad books that you’ve written do you feel best displays your writing talents?

Among the Fallen is the only book on Wattpad that I’ve actually spent intensive time researching and plotting out, so I would say that it’s the best showcase of my progression as a writer.

Thank you for taking time to do my interview. I wish you the best of luck in your writing journey.

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About the author

Chloe Gilholy

Healthcare worker from Oxfordshire. Author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction. Travelled to over 20 countries.

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