Featured Friday: Whim Magazine

Posted by melissa kandel on November 6, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

Keep writing. The more you write, the easier it’ll become to take an idea you have in your head and, with a whole lot of heart, craft it into something you can send out into the world …

Browse the digital pages of Whim Magazine and you’ll find an ethereal collection of photos that appear as if taken mid-dream. It was an honor to be featured by this fantastical publication in an interview about creativity, inspiration and whatever else comes in between. 

An Interview with Whim Magazine

Q: When did your love of creative writing and storytelling first blossom?

A: I can’t pinpoint one precise moment when I had some grand epiphany and thought, “Aha! This is what I need to do!” I can only remember reading classic works of literature as a young child – Anne of Green Gables, Gulliver’s Travels, Little Women, Lord of the Rings – and thinking the whole thing must’ve been an elaborate trick by a clever, wizard-like author because what else could explain these arrangements of words on a page that have the uncanny ability to come to life inside my mind? Then, in my childish bravado, I decided I would make that happen, too.

Q: For those of our readers who may not be familiar with little word studio, how would you describe it to them?

A: little word studio is a digital space to create with words. Each story I post is inspired by the work of a talented artist whose illustration or photograph becomes the inspiration for the narrative I write. My website does the opposite of what most books do: Instead of asking artists to draw something related to my story, I’m working backwards and building a tale around their art.

Read the rest of our interview here.

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