For this tenth episode of Writer’s Spotlight, we have Kristen Leah Evans – another member of the Scribes’ Circle whom I have gotten to know over the past year.
Give us a short introduction to you.
to be completely honest, I have no idea what to say here, I write because that is what I love and I read because I love that, too… I do my best at what I can do and I am trying to be a better writer… (No clue if that makes any sense)
How long have you been writing, professionally and/or as a hobby?
I have no clue how long I have been writing, it is always something I have done, just didn’t realize it was my passion in life until I was 29 years old.
In what genre(s) do you write?
I don’t think I have a set genre, although 90% of what I write has something to do with sex in a sense, but I just write what comes to mind, what speaks to me.
Do you outline your stories ahead of time, or do you let the story grow as you write?
Sometimes, I outline, just because there is something I want to put in the story and I am afraid that I will forget it, but sometimes I am a pantser haha
Which authors have influenced and inspired you the most?
Honestly, I would have to say until I became a Scribe, there really weren’t any authors that inspired me or influenced me, I just love to write. Then I became a Scribe and my fellow Scribes have been so supportive of me, (even though I suck) and bring new ideas constantly, making it worthwhile and fun to be a Scribe.
Do you write in other ways, such as poetry, songwriting, technical articles, etc?
I wrote a song, without music when I was 15, I think. I’ve always written poetry off and on over the years, and still do, when my muse hits me in the face with something I think is awesome. No technical articles, they’re boring.
How has your life experiences affected your writing?
Sometimes, I get an idea about something to write from something that has happened to me or around me, problem with that is I don’t always know HOW to write the story to one, give it justice, and two, not seem too stiff.
What scene that you’ve written has moved you the most, and why?
Right now, I cannot currently answer this question without revealing a deep dark secret (not really, haha), but it is something I may reveal over time.
Beta Readers – Yes or No? Why?
I have yet to utilize beta readers. I think I should simply because I always need someone else’s opinion on my work and even when someone tells me it is good, I doubt them. I would say yes, but I have to say no just because I don’t have any
What inspires your story ideas?
Real life. Things that have happened to me, that should never happen to anyone else. Writing prompts sometimes help, but mainly real life.
Do you belong to any Writing Groups?
Fiction Writing, Writing Without Drama, and Scribes’ Circle, I believe those are the only ones.
Tell us about all of your works in progress (include your favorite snippets).
Currently, sadly, I don’t have any works in progress. I have ideas, but I have yet to actually start writing anything.
Have you been published?
As Monroe Page in Unbound, I have 3 stories published in there. Infringement is about a woman who leaves her boyfriend behind for college, and when he doesn’t understand her anymore, Janelle is there waiting to pick up her pieces and show her what love really is. Hunter and Grace have explicit fun with each other even though it’s Unsuitable. River and Isaiah have an Unbreakable Bond, even though River left Isaiah behind to continue her education, when he comes to visit, things get a little kinky.
[note from J.M. Ames – Unbound can be found here]
How can readers follow you?
on twitter @klevanswriter
and if you already have the Scribes’ Circle website link lol… that’s all of them me thinks…
Is there anything else you want readers to know about you?
If they knew everything, there’d be no mystery. Nothing for them to read in my writing.
Thanks, Kristen, for taking the time to share a little piece of you with us!