Let’s welcome Trin Carl as this month’s featured Author. Trin is currently working on a YA Novel, Oh Brother, about a foster child who comes to stay with the Radtke family. Their adopted children, Zion and Amelia, will do anything to make sure this new kid doesn’t change their families’ lives. She plans to publish later this year, so keep your eye out for it. Ever ambitious she’s also starting a Youtube channel where she will post book reviews.
Now without further ado, let’s welcome Trin Carl.
Pleasure to be here.
What is challenging about writing?
Finding the time.
Of course, finding time is always hard. If you could drop in on a book you read as a kid which book would is it?
I would drop in on “A Little Princess.” I loved the concept of an orphanage with characters who were so strong and had an imagination so powerful that they could rise from any injustice or any circumstance.
I can see that. Imagination is important. Are there any writers who pushed you to think differently about your life?
Many writers have changed my life. Elizabeth Gilbert made me think twice about the value of everyday. Abraham Verghese made me think twice about the capabilities of a human. Sanjay Gupta helped me understand the moral implications of giving a doctor a scalpel.
Wow, all good things to think about at least twice. Now let’s turn to your writing. Do you find feedback from online writers’ critique forums helpful?
Online critiquers are especially helpful. To receive such immediate feedback from writers on websites like Scribophile has helped me so much.
It’s great to have a community like that. So, after the writing is done, what are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I believe that any publicity is good publicity. A bad review is like a critique, you take want you need from it and move on.
Trin Carl writes YA and Literary fiction. She enjoys contemporary dance and writing her blog 50schoolsn90days on Blogger. From Minnesota, Trin enjoys the outdoors and all the seasons, especially the fall as it reminds her of her days teaching and attending school at Metropolitan State University. She can be contacted on twitter @theglobaldig