Interview with Tia Richardson

The last touch

Tia Richardson won the Dystopian contest story with her story The Last Touch. We decided to ask her a few questions to get to know her better. This is what we asked her and this is what she had to say.

What inspired The Last Touch?
Well it just so happened the day after I read the prompt for the contest my friend, Maddie Weiner, who is actually mentioned in my story, were talking about what would happen if the human race found a way to use a larger percentage of their brain.  One thing led to another and suddenly I had a story.

What will the first book that I download on my kindle be?
Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce.  I read it at least once a month.

If I could meet any author who would I pick?
L.J. Smith.  I am a huge fan of all of her series, especially The Vampire Diaries, I love the way she has constant twists in her books that are completely unexpected.

How often do I write?
On a normal day I usually spend at least an hour on one story or another.  Although during National Novel Writing Month, I spend anywhere between four to eight hours, depending on how well the story is flowing.

Do my characters ever represent someone I know?
In most of my stories most of the main characters and some of my other characters always represent someone I know.  The only time I don’t do this is when I just sit down and write without even thinking about it.

If I could be transported into a book which book would I choose?
Definitely Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.  Not only is the book fun and exciting but from that book I could get into any other book.

When did I start writing?
Although it has been a dream of mine to write for as long as I can remember, I only began pursuing writing last year.

Why do I write?
When I first started seriously writing I had been going through some hard times.  For some reason when I sit down to write no matter how depressing the story is I always smile.  Writing reminds me of everything that is good.  When I write it’s like something in the air changes.  Writing truely is my passion, and even if I never get anything published and never have any success whatsoever I know that I will never stop.

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