series is called Fellow Creatives. These posts are my chance to get to know
other creative of all kinds: Writers, Visual Artists, Musicians, and others may
be popping by too. If you call yourself a creative and want to participate,
submit your link in the Fellow Creatives link list on the right side
So without further delay, Crystal Collier, Author of Moonless, is here for an interview today 🙂
Crystal Collier Fellow Creatives Interview:
having me today. Here’s a virtual cheese wedge for you, and your readers.
writing. And music. But most of all, I love my family with whom I spend ridiculous
amounts of time homeschooling or hanging out at Disney World.
books, which would they be? Why?
core—compassion and love for others, no matter what.
this book at least 20 times now, but I don’t read it like a “book.” I study it
for insights into the way God has always communicated with mankind.
romantic, adore learning, and geek out when the world is less than beautiful
but still has a happy ending.
seems appropriate to first ask how you get inspired and what boosts your
dreams. Music, but only orchestral or vocal stuff. Sunshine definitely inspires
me, along with cheese, of course. And night time. I write best at night. The
best way to get my juices pumping is to have a creative battle/chat with my
hubby who’s my muse and best friend.
choose just one from a reservoir of at least 50 well developed characters. Death cracks me up, and I’m always in
the mood for a good laugh, so I’ll go with him. (From my flash fiction.)
their body.” Have you thought much about creativity and do you believe that
what they say is true? Or do you think anyone is capable of creativity if they
chose to be?
Our growth is all about what part of our minds/bodies are being nurtured.
point did you realize you loved to write?
couldn’t write then, but I created pictures to say what I couldn’t articulate
otherwise. It was 2nd grade when I started writing independently and
making my own books.
and fulfilled by? Why?
composer as well as author, so you’re asking me to split between music and the
written word, and I can’t.
proud of my debut novel, MOONLESS, and loving the journey of fleshing out the rest of the
a writer? Have you overcome the challenge and what would you say to someone
else facing the same struggles?
older brothers whose life’s mission was to make me feel completely inferior.
(That, or turn me into a boy. Can’t decide which…) I love them all dearly, and
we’ve long since outgrown those issues, but I’ve struggled to see my work as
good enough. Thankfully I have a husband who believes in me more than I believe
in myself. Everyone needs that one person. (Or ten.)
your own work, we fall into the mental ruts of our brain. Dig positive ones.
Tell yourself EVERY DAY how awesome your work is, how awesome it will be, and
why you’re doing what you do. EVERY DAY.
to let them know they’re not alone in this human journey and that they can
overcome the struggles they face. No matter what. We have
the power to alter our own destinies.
Thanks for sharing about yourself Crystal. Sure, when you were three counts. You’re one of a lucky few that discovered their love for story-telling at such a young age. And that’s such great advice about digging positive thoughts and remembering that everyday. Thanks again for a great interview.
You can find Crystal Collier at her blog. Have a great week everyone =-)