I majored in English. I minored in life. My name is Kristen, a Wattpad-featured author and hopeful for a published book down the road.
I have been passionate about the arts, particularly language, since I can remember. I began obsessively listening to classical music at around age 3, and as soon as I could write, I was inventing my own stories and worlds. In first grade, I learned one of my most important lessons regarding writing that began to shape my style: use variance in your words. Don't be dull--be creative! Paint a picture. And so paint I did. In second grade, I began refusing trips to the library for a break in favor of listening to my teacher read the latest chapter of whatever book we were following. After class, I would go pick up the book for myself and re-read frantically. In sixth grade, I was recommended for advanced English and received my first solid vote of confidence in my area of passion. I went full steam ahead with that recommendation and I have never stopped since. Like Ian Foster, what moves me, what captivates me--are words. Always.
Favorite artists/books/inspirations: T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, J.K. Rowling, Gary Paulsen, Lois Lowry, Maurice Sendak, Julian Casablancas, George R.R. Martin, Harry Potter, The Outsiders, Billie Joe Armstrong, Don McLean, Van Gogh, and a bunch of other stuff I've forgotten worse than Neville Longbottom with his Remembrall.
Anything else you wanna know, just message me! I'm very friendly and love to swap writing advice!
Book covers credit: @inkspill
- Across the Moon
- JoinedOctober 13, 2013