FAQ June 2018
1. How many poems do you write in a day?
I started writing a poem a day when I was in 8th grade but the waters have changed since 12th grade when our creative writing teacher assigned us to write 10 types of poems. I used to be the entrepreneur kid (which I still am) and did the poems for my classmates in exchange of a payment. Since then, I write 10 poems a day.
2. What do your parents think of your writing career?
They’re cool with it. Although they’re sticklers, it’s obvy that their support for my writing career is never-changing. It’s even crazier because I’m the type of kid who plans and makes my projects in secret and no one knows of it unless they become very famous. Again, it’s actually already expected that they’ll support me in this route but it still surprises me.
3. When was your first book published?
My first book is Subway Teeth which is the Book One of All is Well in the Waters series. You can know more about my published books in the BOOKS page. Anyways, Subway Teeth was published last month of April 2018.
4. Who is your writing inspiration?
There a few authors that really concreted my writing style and my overall taste in literature. These authors are Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Fellowes and George R.R. Martin.
5. What are your favourite book/s?
The list of my favourite books are constantly changing but there are a few that were tested through time: Never Let Me Go, The Little Prince, Eli the Good, The Remains of the Day and Before I Die.
6. What is your next book project after All is Well in the Waters series?
I have so many drafts in my computer that I’m planning to finish for the future summers but one book project is sure in the year 2021. It’s an anthology of requested typewritten poems from 200 persons under the title of The Ode And. It is inspired by fellow author, Chasen Mercier, who brings his typewriter at the farmer’s market every Saturday while people around can request for a typewritten poem. I think it’s brilliant that he can make beautiful poems out of one-word topics requested by strangers.
If you have any more questions, you can leave them in the comments or send me an email. I’m always delighted to answer back. Every question earned will be featured in the future Q and A post. I’ll get to you. Keep smiling!
T.L. Thornes is a writer residing in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was twelve when she started keeping drafts of her poems in composition notebooks. Since then, she has found an emotional outlet through writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found in the streets of her hometown, urbansketching, or in her room, writing songs and making art journals.
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