Congratulations. Your short story was a finalist in this year’s Write Off Line - Timegate to Tomorrow (an anthology of NZ secondary school writing). Tell us about your story. What inspired it?
The two sci-fi films ‘GATTACA’ and ‘Blade Runner’.
You’re a student in your spare time. So tell us really, how important are writing competitions?
It’s great because it gives me a chance to work towards something that isn’t an NCEA assessment.
What is your opinion on receiving feedback?
I think it’s great because it gives me a chance to know what I did well and what I need to work on.
Name the writer (dead or alive) who you would most like to have dinner with and tell us what you would like to ask them?
Rick Riordan and i would ask him about how he gets so much humour into his stories.
Tell us about your work in progress.
I am about to start writing a Sci-Fi short story for FPS (Future Problem Solving). I just need to figure out what to write about.
YA fiction, of all the genres, is addressing the real issues. Discuss your favourite genre.
My favourite genre right now is Crime Fiction, right now I’m reading ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. It’s great seeing the detective try to solve a murder with very obscure clues.
Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?
I hope that one day I’ll get my own book published.
Anything else you would like to say about being a writer?
It’s always an amazing feeling watching someone read your work and find it funny or entertaining. That’s why I write, so I can make people’s days just a little bit better.
Thank you so much for your answers.