YA romance recommendations + hollywood romance recommendations (like Behind the scenes)?
gonna be honest... I’m reading mostly adult romance for the past year, so I can’t really help with much YA 🙈 Though the heartbreakers/paper hearts by Ali Novak are good if you’re looking for celebrity YA romances
i mean, both stories are pretty much planned out the same amount, so it's just a matter of choosing which one to flesh out more ;) (and i mean, considering those are the kind of novels I read, i'm kinda leaning towards the athletic one)
Hey Emma! Huge fan of your writing! I hope this doesn't come across as nosy but I've been curious about Wattpad ads earnings since it's not something that many writers talk about! As a part of the Futures program, do you find that there's actually significant revenue from the ads on your stories?
Everyone in the Futures program earns a different amount - it's not set, but yes, every three months I do make enough to get a pay out.
Hey, how do manage your time between writing and doing other stuff in your busy life?
well, as you can probably tell, i don't really write much while i'm in university. I'll upload the odd chapter here or there, but for the most part i focus on school/socializing with my friends.I'm in a co-op program where I alternate between working and studying every four months - so the months that I do upload once a week are when I'm working and have nothing else to do except work 9-5 and then relax :)
When you write a story, it was planned out OR you just go with the flow?
with my first attempts at writing i tried to just go with the flow and the stories ended up being super long witha lot of things in there that were not essential to the plot. So, I find it much easier to plan out main plot points (beginning, middle, climax, end) along with scenes that I want to slot in the story so that everything flows a lot nicer and i don't waste time writing something that doesn't need to be in the story! :)
Why does your stories always have happy endings? Your main characters always somehow get together in the end.
truth: I don't like stories *without* a HEA. If I know a story doesn't have one (or a series doesn't have one) I will not read the story 90% of the time. It's just my preference for reading, and it's translated into my preference for writing. (Though some endings ... like HEAFN are not off the table 😏)
are you studying to become a chemical engineer? if so in which year are you right now? which university?
I am :) And i'm in a co-op program where you alternate every four months between working a full-time job and a study term at the university, so even though i'm technically going into my fourth year in september, the school term is only my second-half of third year.