Monday, January 23, 2012

Interview #10: Gathmandais


Gathmandis: Dream, Child, Time is Short



Your Nweb and NaNoWriMo usernames, were they inspired by anything?


NarniaWeb name is “Gathmandais.” It isn’t inspired by anything. I just made it up one day.

NaNoWriMo name is “Amazdian.” I also made this name up.


Who are you?


I’m a 16 year-old homeschooled guy interested in film making. I also juggle.


How were you sucked into NaNoWriMo? Did someone person brainwash you into joining?

A youtuber friend of mine said in a video that she was going to do it, then I looked into it further, already knowing what it was, and realized that it sounded really cool. I wasn’t originally going to do it.


Was this your first, second, tenth time participating?


This was my first year doing NaNoWriMo.


What was your novel synopsis (or original idea) at the beginning of nano? Genre?

I actually never had an idea for my story at the beginning. I simply began writing on November 1st and just built the plot as I went.

Did you finish? What superpowers enabled you to write 50k in one month?

I did finish. That is, I got past 50,000. But the story is far from being done. Chocolate, gummies, and Spotify were what got me through.


What method of writing proved to be the most effective?

A terrible method of waiting until 10:00 PM to write and speed write before I had to go to bed.


Did this method involve glue, ropes, caffeine or some other forceful inducement?

Not really. Although there was ice cream and keylime yogurt (which happens to be extremely inspirational).

What lesson(s) did NaNoWriMo teach you this past November?

The first lesson was that I need to learn how to plan out stories ahead of time. The second was that I really need to work on my writing, especially for writing interesting descriptions of things

Website, blog, twitter, etc you want readers to know about?

http://www.youtube.com/thesparrowfable

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