frequently asked questions — literary arts.
How long have you been writing?
- I've been writing for as long as I can remember; more notably, the second year of junior high when I finally delved into the world of online writing in spaces like Quizazz (now Quotev), Wattpad, Missliterai (dis-continued), Mibba, and more.
Are you the author of Hard to Resist?
- I am! I'm always thrilled when asked this. HARD TO RESIST was and still is such a pivotal point in my writing journey. It was a piece that helped me and others in ways I didn't think possible, let alone accessible in the deep pool that it TWILIGHT fan fiction.
Why did you stop writing [it]?
- The reception of HARD TO RESIST became overwhelming in both, positive and negative ways. In short, I'd gone from feeling warmed at positive feedback, to feeling as if, I needed it to continue my work.
Over time, my writing catered more to what I knew would garner praise. I obsessed over the idea
of giving readers what they wanted, loosing the plot, flow, and motivation in the process.
Twice, I revisited the story, tweaking it along with the evolution of my writing style and
capabilities. Now however . . . I don't think I'll ever touch the manuscript again.
is there anywhere we can read [it]?
- Sadly, the manuscript is no longer available for public viewing. While I appreciate the continuous support and inquiry, I feel it's best to leave what it, as it is.
However! I am very open to the idea of flash fiction narratives, or even anthologies set in
the universe that is Veronica and Morgan. If you'd be interested in that, please let me know :)
will you ever create anything similar [to it]?
- Of course! My interested in folklore and mythology is quite concrete. I have a piece in the works [that] readers of HARD TO RESIST may consider a revisit . . . Guess we'll have to wait and see.
are you currently writing anything?
- I currently have a few flash fiction reads--I WON'T MIND, BEGIN TO NOTICE, and TRIPPING ON WORDS—that'll be up for instant download once their epub formatting is complete.
I'll add corresponding links when the time comes.
where can i read you work?
- Due to past instances of plagiarism all of my works will be exclusive to my site, with foreseeable exceptions in the near future. As of now, BURY MY LOVE is a downloadable read gifted to all mailing list subscribers.
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frequently asked questions — visual arts.
How long have you been painting?
- Ah! I can give the most concrete answer to this! If you've been a reader of my work for some time, you'd know how big I am on the idea of being good at visual arts, and how beautiful and inspiring of an outlet it is.
Late last year (OCT.2020) to be exact, I finally took the plunge and started my journey to being
a visual artist.
Again, OG's would catch this, isn't there a pattern here? Significant change in October?
what art supplies do you use?
- I've accumulated quite a bit of supply over the months of my artistic journey, but I do have some favorites that I'd found myself either replacing or buying too much of at once . . . All of which can be found on amazon, or your local arts&crafts store!
Acrylic/Oil brush set:
Watercolor brush set:
Refined linseed oil:
what's your personal palette?
- My personal palette isn't nearly as fine tuned as I'd like, but I try my best to keep things as warm toned as I can. Colors I often use are, Burnt Sienna (my typical under painting / sketch color), Burnt Umber, Yellow Ocre, Crimson Red, with some new hidden gems like . . . Lavender, Rose, Pale Green, Ultramarine Blue, and Light Apricot.
What's your art style and how did you find it?
- I'm convinced I haven't completely found my art style, but I do try to create—and at times, recreate—pieces that make me feel inspired. Whether it be by color, amount of detail, even brush strokes and their control—or a lack there of.
Much like writing, I make want I want to see. What I think would best suit my line of vision in
a preferred space, or someone's else's in theirs. Instead of reading stories with my favorite
tropes, I watch youtube videos of artist who have brush strokes I like; An understanding of color
theory that I admire; An eye for proportions, effortlessly.
do you have a favorite medium?
- I have a fondness of watercolor for sure, especially when I'm working on a color study or practice sketch of a larger study. It's such a forgiving medium, easy to layer, and mistakes are easy to fix with no mess or external mediums . . . Unless you count a napkin.
[do you have] any advice for a beginner?
- First piece of advice is, don't call yourself a beginner--Just begin!
Second, is practice. Make your mistakes until they're no longer, or an intentional choices in
style. Ask for help with no fear, step out of your comfort, tackle what seems like the hardest
thing (make it the easiest thing there is).
Third, enjoy yourself. Don't be too hard on yourself if it's isn't an exact copy. Give yourself
room to create and recreate with adaptability.