Author Spotlight: Meravelle Duran

Author Questions

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

At the age of 5, I’ve always dreamed of writing books and stories. It just seemed so fun sharing that kind of imagination on paper and having other people get in on it also.

2. When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I was 16 when I first entered this poetry contest and it was chosen to be part of the book. Not quite sure if it was really a contest or if they just compiled all submissions into one published book, but at that age, at that moment, it felt good. And it just gave me the courage to keep writing.

3. What do you think makes a good story?

I think what makes a good story is when the author finds a way to make the audience connect with what is written. The feelings, the ideas or concepts in the story come out and touch the person reading it.

4. What is your writing process like?

My writing process is just write everything that comes to mind down on paper. Then start erasing, fixing, or adding other things that would fit.

5. What advice do you have for future writers?

Keep writing. Be passionate about what you write about and be yourself when you do so. Let yourself come out from your writing.

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