1. What is your favorite thing about writing fiction? Least favorite?
Writing fiction is an incredible challenge in that you’ve got to make it real — the story, the characters, the world they move around in. That’s what I like best about it. It’s both terrifying and wonderful to have all that responsibility, and all that freedom, to build a convincing and compelling reality inhabited by people who don’t feel like paper dolls.
Here’s a little interview I did for Ultimate YA, where I discuss the challenges of writing fiction and reveal my fondness zombie apocalypse novels. (Because of course my love of all things zombie-related was a complete secret up until now. Yeah.)
“I avoid looking down at my body, not so much because it’s shameful or immodest but because I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to look at something that determines me so completely.”—Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (via wordslikewhiteelephants)