Friday, 2 July 2010

An Interveiw with Sarah Beth Durst. 2/2.

Here's a Wounderful Interveiw with one of my Idols, Mrs Sarah Beth Durst!
She is the Author of Into The Wild, Out of the Wild, ICE and, more resantly, Enchanted Ivy.
I am VERY excited to reveal the interveiw here in my Blog, please read and Injoy!
How old were you when you wanted to start writing?

I was Ten years old. Before that i waffled between Artist, Ballerina, teacher or Wonder Woman. Actually, i would have accepted any super power. Seriously though, i was ten years old when i realized that real, live, ordinary people wrote books, and i knew in that moment that this was what i wanted to do with the rest of my life. That conviction has never wavered.

When did you first put 'Pen to Paper' as it were?

Fifth grade. I had this big blue folder filled with paper and i wrote my first story in it. It was a sort of G.I. Jo meets Wizard of Oz and it incuded lots of lists of magical powers. Everyone in my story could fly, talk to animals and switch their eye colour. Not sure of that last one.

What was the first thhing you wrote that you liked the sound of for a story?

In high school, I had the idea of a play called "Rapunzel's Hair Salon."It was about fairy tale creatures in the real world, and it involved lots of singing pigs. Later, it became the seed for my first Novel: INTO THE WILD. Minus the singing pigs, of course.

How do you cope with all of the attenion of and interveiws of the polished life of a writer?

Like with any job, it is a balancing act to handle the diffrent aspects of being a writer. I love hearing from fans online and i make a point of personally responding to every reader who contacts me with a question about my books. But, as much fun as the social media can be, i try very hard not to let it distract me from the actual writing of books --which is the key to the whole being-a-writer thing! I therefore make a concerted effort to avoid engaging in extended conversions with individual fans, and i expect my fans to respect that decision. There is simply not enough time in the day, and my priority is always the writing itself. I want to make every story i write the best i've ever written, and i'm committed to devoting all my time and energy to making it happen.

Out of Cassie, Lily, Bear, Zel and Julie, who do you most identify with?

Ooh... good question. My Arctic adventurer Cassie is the most diffrent from me, wich actully made her the easyist the write beacuse i'd simply think, "What would'nt i have the guts to do here?" But Lily is probably the most similar -- an ordinary girl who despitely wants her dreams to come true and is too stuborn to stop trying, even when the odds are against her.
Thanks for joining me today Sarah!

Thanks so much for interviewing me!
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