Twoony is a spectacular wattpad author. Twoony has published over 15 stories on the site and is yet to publish much more. Twoony has over Six thousand followers and it isn’t hard to figure out why. READ TWOONY’S INTERVIEW BELOW.
When and how do you start your day? What do you do to prepare yourself for a day of work and your morning routine?
I’m lucky enough to work from home and be my own boss so I don’t really have a morning routine other than the little things like; brush my teeth, put on deodorant, stuff like that. Mm, I do tend to listen to music every morning though and pace around my room to day dream, but this may be as soon as I get up or an hour or two after I’m already awake.
What do the day-to-day responsibilities look like to you, would you consider yourself strict or disciplined when it comes to do your duties?
I’m definitely not strict or disciplined in…really any area of my life lol 😂. I’m a pretty laid back person and work better with that eased mindset. As for day to day responsibilities, mostly just check email, interact with readers, edit/write stories and research for stories or about writing in general
How often or how long do you spend in a day preparing for your work and how does it fit into your schedule?
If by work you mean writing? That is my work and my whole schedule lol
What is your favorite part about being a writer? Will you continue to pursue this career in the near future or you have other plans?
My favorite part is probably just the act of writing. I like telling stories, always have since I was a kid. I definitely plan to continue pushing for my writing career to go farther until I know I can do it for the rest of my life.
How did you discover your passion for writing and how long have you been doing it? What benefits have you derived from it?
I posted my first story online when I was 12, but I wouldn’t say I was passionate about it at first. It was just a hobby of mine until I was around 14. My reading teacher read a short story of mine and wanted me to enter a writing competition.
Unfortunately, she transferred schools the next year, but I’d say that’s when I became passionate about writing, thinking that I may actually be good and someone in real life enjoyed my story. As for benefits, the more I write the more confident I become in my own abilities. And I grew up in a small town so writing helped me learn about the world outside of this little bubble.
If you had a chance to travel anywhere in the universe for free, where would you go?
QUESTION #7: What is the FUNNIEST or most interesting memory you have of you childhood?
My grandparents owned a farm until I was 16. I often played in the woods with my cousins. I was probably 8 or 9? We went out playing and I was wearing shorts (you do not wear shorts or dresses in the woods if you don’t want to ruin them or your legs lol).
Well, I went running through a briar patch, didn’t even realize it until my cousin started yelling that I was bleeding. We went home and my parents saw me, their 8 year old child, with her legs torn to shreds and bloody. They bandaged me up.
I went right back out into the woods lol I guess I find that interesting because now I think I’d be crying after a few scratches, compared to back then when I used to fall out of trees or roll down hills without a care in the world.
QUESTION #8: What do you love most and dislike about your country.
Uh…idk what I love most about it, but I can definitely say I hate the “us VS them” mentality in the US.
QUESTION #9: Which three foods can you live without?
Spaghetti, spinach and deviled eggs
QUESTION #10: What was the worst story you have ever read.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. It’s a fallen angel story. I wouldn’t say it’s the writing itself or even the plot that made it the worst; it was the characters. The author wanted to have “the ultimate bad boy” and made Patch, who wasn’t the ultimate bad boy, he was a freaking psychopath.
That, in turn, made me hate the female MC because…why the heck was she still putting up with him? I read it at 15 and was so infuriated by it that I actually threw the book when I finished lol 🤣😂 Never read the rest to this day.
What does your writing process look like and what goes into your physical and mental preparations when you are developing a concept for a book?
My writing process honestly changes per story. Sometimes a simple idea hits me so I jump straight into writing and work on the detailed plot and character sheets later. Others I merely get ideas for characters or a specific scene so I work out from there. I’m not really sure about preparations…perhaps the pacing like I mentioned earlier? I listen to music and pace while thinking of ideas.
What was the worst mistake you made in your journey and how will aspiring writers prevent the same from happening to them?
I’d say tackling issue heavy books without being completely prepared. I’ve tried addressing serious topics in my books that resulted in malicious attacks or just misinterpretation of what I meant in the storytelling. Writers should try to get advice from others prior to writing, and also ask themselves if they are mentally prepared for the feedback they cannot avoid.
Even if others approve of the writing and find it respectful and understandable, not everyone will. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, all artists get the short end of the stick when people think it’s ok to speak their mind rudely under the excuse of giving constructive criticisms.
What do you look for most in a plot and how do you achieve the results you want? What do you consider the most important part of a story?
I really like plots that make readers question themselves or see issues from a new light, as in the characters do something that makes them realize the world isn’t black and white. There is often not a “right” and a “wrong” answer but rather an answer in between that proves we’re all flawed and that’s ok. I try to do this by bringing up, for example, issues like cancel culture and how that affects those that are “cancelled.”
Or showing both sides of the story so readers HAVE to see and read about why these characters act or think the way they do. I think that is the most important part of a story, making readers face certain issues that they never considered or were never made to consider so it broadens their view and makes them understand people better.
Are you happy about where you are as a writer? Do you sometimes want more attention or less?
I’m content where I am now. Honestly, the reason I wish to get bigger is for financial support. I want to know I can support myself and my dad. However, the attention that will come with it does worry me because I often have issues with the attention I have now.
Sometimes people forget that there’s a person behind the story. Their words can be very harsh and unforgiving, it’s tough. I’ve sometimes considered giving up on writing simply to avoid people, but I love writing too much to really ever walk away.
Do you ever consider luck, your gender, ethnicity or race as a helping factor in your success?
Luck, absolutely. The rest, no. My first “big” story was called Speak the Truth and someone randomly nominated it for a contest on Wattpad that it got an honorable mention in. Since then, I got a lot more readers so I’d definitely consider that luck. I wasn’t very open about my personal life, nor am I totally open about it now, so I think a lot of my readers aren’t even aware of more than my username, lol😁
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