Today we’re joined by CHM. CHM is a wonderful versatile writer. She has written in a few genres and styles. She mostly writes fantasy and historical fiction. When she’s not writing original work, CHM also dabbles in fanfiction. It’s clear she’s a dedicated writer, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
My art is mostly creative writing. I mostly write fantasy and historical fiction, as well as fanfiction.
What inspires you?
A number of things, but mostly music, and my own personal experiences.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I used to read a lot, and that slowly got me into writing my own stories. I also tend to daydream, and story ideas seem to spawn from daydreams.
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 really like ending books with the title when possible.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t apologize for your work when presenting it. Stop yourself from saying things like “Sorry in advance” or “This is terrible, but” because it’s not. It’s the best you can do at that moment, and putting yourself down doesn’t help you improve.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I’m an AroAce lesbian. Oriented AroAces feel other types of attraction strong enough to warrant their own labels in their identities. The ones I feel are sensual and alterous attraction.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Never in my field, but in my personal life, I have. I usually deal with it using calm explanations.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That we all hate sex, or that we just need to wait a while for sexual attraction to happen.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
No matter what you hear, no matter who says it to you, your identity is real, and you have a strong community backing you up. It doesn’t matter what someone else says about your identity, all that matters is the way the words you use to describe yourself make you feel.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I post all my fanfiction on my Quotev account! At LOZelfafan
Thank you, CHM, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.