Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, humans relied on stories to make sense of the world. Fairy tales, folk tales, epic poetry, novels, movies and histories in all their forms tell us what to make of the world. We know this, at some instinctive level, so we tell our kids stories to help them learn. We are, to a greater extent, of the impression that we grow out of that.
Because my dear friend Milli Gilbert decided I needed a challenge just because I wasn’t writing on Sunday night. She said:
Here is the opening to a different telling of Robin Hood.
Marian tugged at the sleeves of her dress. They were too tight. They were always too tight. She could barely move in them, and could hardly be expected to draw a bow or punch a guy.
Hello and welcome back to another Author to Author interview.
This month, I have the great pleasure of sitting down with H. T. Lyons, a masterful spinner of tales who’s always looking into the future, seeing what could be, what should be and what might be. He doesn’t use crystal balls or tea leaves. He looks for trends and technology, using the art of logic to take what he sees now and project into the future.
In my monthly series here, I’ve been delighted to interview some up and coming authors. Next up is Kalen Cap. Kalen not only writes delightfully complex novels, but is active in other areas. It makes it all the more special that he spared some time to sit down and answer a few of my questions.
Without further ado, I’d like to welcome Kalen Cap.
It’s almost November. Just a few short days and then… The writing happens *cue spooky music*
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is, for some like me, a sacred holiday. For one month – 30 days – I put writing first. It’s all about getting the new words on the page. It’s about letting my ideas drive me. It’s about putting aside the other responsibilities of life and living the life of a writer.
This month, I got to sit down with a fascinating and very busy author: Xiran Jay. Xiran writes YA and hopes to increase the diversity of that genre. Xiran wants to make YA literature as diverse as the “Turn Down for What” music video. When not writing, Xiran is a Life Sciences university student. I’m very honored to have gotten a few moments of this author’s time.
Without further ado… Xiran Jay
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me.