Welcome, Layne. Tell us a little about yourself!
This one’s hard I’m never very good at talking about myself. Let’s see, I am a mother of three boys, all younger than 5. I love them so much sometimes it hurts. I am an avid reader, and writer. I will read almost everything, whether it be nonfiction, fiction or fantasy. I prefer to write Fantasy myself, though a good bit of my novels have an underlying romance feel. I am terrible with grammar and sentence structure, it is a flaw, but it makes me imperfectly perfect. I am very close with my family, I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I love nature, and the bounties it offers.
What is your current story about, and what types of themes (if any) do you explore in it?
I have many stories, and ideas. However, the two that I am working on most at the moment. Is NatureBound, it is a collaboration science fiction/Fantasy between myself and a good friend Mike. It is of a young man’s struggle to find what he has always been looking for, and in doing so saves the world. And Song of Saeran is my own work, the first book in a fantasy series. It is mostly about a boy overcoming obstacles to save his world, and his family. It has elemental magic, much of which I pulled from the frame of ideas on this site. http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_elements//index.asp
Who has/have been your favorite character(s) to write in this story so far, and why?
In NatureBound I absolutely love Aidan, the Main Character. He is so fun to write, I enjoy his mannerisms. In Song of Saeran it is a toss up between my two MC’s Katrine and Saeran. Saeran has a very deep, troubled countenance, but he is also confused as he was taught to live a certain way. Katrine is just fun, she’s brash and chatty and wild. I also love Saeran’s little sister Shelsy.
What has been the hardest thing for you about writing (whether in your WIP, or in general)?
In general the hardest thing for me in writing is when to quit writing, where does it end. And Grammar and sentence –p-structure. I am so terrible with those two things, that it’s actually embarrassing. I also have a hard time sharing my work, which doesn’t bode well if I want to get published. What is your deepest dream regarding writing? Traditional publishing is my deepest dream, honestly.
Where can we find out more about you and your writing?
You can find me on Facebook, under my pen name Layne Calry. https://www.facebook.com/laynecalry
Bonus! Who's your biggest inspiration?
This one is a hard one. I would have to say it’s a toss up between three. J.K. Rowling because she went over so many huge odds to get where she is and now she’s this hugely famous author. After her it would have to be Tamera Alexander, because I just love the way she writes. And finally Susan Mallery, mostly because she has 100’s of books, about the same place. A town she made up on her own, and she is so famous for Fool’s gold. It’s almost a little intimidating. There are others, but those three are the main three.
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