Today we’re joined by Adrienne. Adrienne is a phenomenal young up-and-coming writer who is currently studying creative writing at college in Canada. She has been writing fanfiction for years and has just started getting into original work. She’s a wonderfully enthusiastic writer with an incredibly bright future ahead of her, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I am a creative writer. I currently specialize in fan-fiction and original short stories. I must admit – however, that much of the latter is still very new to me and is currently a work in progress. 😀
What inspires you?
There’s so much! I almost don’t know where to start! A lot of my inspiration for writing comes from the fantasy/fiction genre. A lot of my inspiration also comes from what I see in other people’s writing/art work, as well as what I see in my day to day activities.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
The Lord of the Rings. I started writing self-insert fiction when I was 14, and it sort of spiraled upwards form there.
I have always wanted to be an artist, yes. It’s fun!
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?
I’m not sure that I’ve got any special sort of writing style or anything. I guess it’s hard to figure out your own writing style when you’re constantly editing and re-reading it. ;D
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Keep writing! Keep drawing! Keep doing! It’s super hard, I know. But you must try!
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I am pretty firm on the asexual part of the spectrum. There are other unrelated attractions there as well, but all in all – pretty firm on the asexual part.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
I have been fortunate enough to not have experienced any sort of ace prejudice or ignorance in my field yet.
There have been a couple encounters where I’ve had to explain my sexuality with close friends, but otherwise no negative feedback yet.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
I have been most fortunate in having friends and family who have accepted my sexuality and have made attempts to learn more about what it is to be asexual.
That’s not to say that there are no misconceptions about asexuality, only that I have been lucky in my personal experiences.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Your identity is real. What you experience is real. You are valid. You are not alone.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
My work can mainly be found at diariesofawaywardwriter.wordpress.com.
Thank you, Adrienne, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.