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Agatha Christie is a lot of fun! I think one of my favorites by her is the Secret Adversary, though I haven’t read it in a while. I recently read Curtain: Poirot’s last case, and I can’t decide what I think about that. The last book in a series is always kind of sad. Some of my other favorite authors/books are Brandon Sanderson, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Amelia Peabody (mystery series), not to mention Lord of the Rings. Brandon Sanderson has some really fun young adult stuff: great characters, fun plot, etc. And then there’s his adult stuff, which is also awesome. He’s a great author, but he’s also kind of evil about killing his characters. I remember really loving the Wingfeather Saga when I read it; the third book especially is AMAZING. Do you have other mystery authors that you enjoy? I’m always on the look out for more books, especially ones that aren’t fantasy/sci-fi. I tend to read too much of that.

I like that way of looking at stories. I have a sister who draws, and that’s often how she comes up with stories (I think, anyways).

I think my current story is a pretty good example of how I come up with things. I started out with a couple characters and an itch to write. Then I realized that said characters would fit well in a world called Firneth (which came into being when the phrase “By all four Dragons and eighteen Winds!” popped into my head). That gave me a couple more characters and the beginnings of a plot. A vaguely remembered book blurb sparked a scene that resulted in a real problem to solve. A couple more scenes, a few more dreams, and a LOT of brainstorming later, I now have something that begins to resemble a story. I also often find books that look really interesting and turn out to be not at all good, and that inspires me to write my own version. And I have one story where the inspiration was, ‘let’s write a clich√© YA book, but let’s do it well’.

Other than writing and drawing, what do you enjoy doing? I saw that you like crafting, what sorts of crafts do you do? I really like to embroider; playing with colors is my favorite.

Do not be anxious about tomorrow; tomorrow will be anxious about itself.

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