Today I have the lovely Imogen taking part in the interview series. Her answers to the questions are so inspiring and I am a little jealous about her current study subject! Without further ado here's the interview!
Hi Imogen, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Thanks for having me! Well, I'm Imogen and I've been blogging over at Imogen's Typewriter for three years now. I'm an English Literature and Creative Writing student with the Open University, and I just love writing.
1. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I'd like to be published, but really I'd just love to make someone happy when they're reading something I've written.
2. When did you decide to become a writer?
It was always on my mind but when I finished my A-levels, I looked around and thought- well, what now? Writing was the only answer for me. Luckily I had surrounded myself with people who had similar interests and thought it was a good idea.
3. Where do your ideas come from?
All over the place! The YA story that I'm still drafting came from a freewrite mixed with some places I've traveled to over the past few years. And the story I'm co-writing at the moment came from a frustration at a TV show we both watched, and the need for a good zombie story!
4. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I like a basic outline but I'm aways having to change the route when my characters do something spontaneous. As long as I hit certain aims, I let the idea have free reign on my keyboard.
5. So, what are you currently working on? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
Currently I'm cleaning up a middle-grade female-led adventure story, and co-writing a transatlantic zombie tale with my friend.
6. What’s it about?
It's about two friends who met online, finally meeting in person for the first time- only to find themselves in a zombie apocalypse!
7. What genre(s) are you writing in?
Horror! Which is a change for me as I'm usually very firm in fantasy or contemporary with fantasy elements.
8. For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
Always paperbacks. I find e-readers give me headaches and hardbacks are too heavy. Give me a paperback any day.
9. What book/s are you reading at present?
I started Frankenstein on halloween and I'm still working through that. Then I started Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout for easy reading. And The Fellowship of the Ring on audiobook. I have a habit of starting books and then only concentrating on one for a while.
10. What do you think of “trailers” for books?
I've only seen a couple so I'm not too opinionated on them, but I find blurbs more appealing personally.
Imogen is an English Literature and Creative Writing student, a want-to-be writer, fanatical TV watcher and general nerd. If she's not at her computer or reading, she's sat in front of her piles of books looking for a way to organise them.
My blog link is http://www.imogenstypewriter.co.uk