happy monday friends!
today we have jacob schafer, a talented writer, who comes from a super creative family + has already written a couple of books!! so inspiring. i've been working on a novel for a couple of years now + trust me, it's no easy feat!!
so happy to share his interview with you guys!
q. // when did you start writing + what prompted you to start?
[ a. ] I started to take writing seriously in 2011. Originally I had wanted to be a director and screenplay writer but by the time I had finished my first book I realized the worlds I wanted to create were bigger than what a movie could show, which is true for most books, and I've switched over to novels ever since.
q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?
[ a. ] When I read a book or see a movie and am moved to tears, and that can happen for many reasons both out of extreme joy and extreme sorrow, those are the stories that we remember and really become part of us. I believe I can reach that level of literature and that is what I strive for. To create a true story with real people is my ultimate goal.
q. // when you're not dreaming up new stories, what's your favorite thing to do?
[ a. ] Not much is better than a cup of tea and a big book to read.
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i have a penchant for letting my stories get bigger than I intended.