Alice Meidl

Alice Meidl

When did you first realise you wanted to write for a living?

Ever since I was a little girl, I had always struggled with feeling like I had no control in my life. However, I was introduced to a pen and paper and began starting writing short stories. This made me feel like I had a sense of control, and eventually began to fall in love with writing. The idea of making worlds out of words has become my favourite pastime, and now it’s my favourite thing to do.

Which writer, past or present, do you most admire?

I have several writers, for instance Neil Gaiman because of his writing style and the amazing masterpiece called Coraline, but also Walt Whitman with his Out of the Rolling Ocean, The Crowd, especially because of the sea, which is my favourite natural element.

What was your first published (or performed) credit as a writer?

I have yet to recieve credit offically, asides from communities relating other stories or fandoms, but I have been able to receive recognition through fanzines (magazines), and have published tons of ‘fanfictions’ on Archive of Our Own and Tumblr, but I am currently working on an original piece!

Which piece of writing work are you most proud of?

My favourite piece I am the most proud of is posted on my Archive of Our Own, “ally of what you see, enemy of what you read.”

Who or what inspires you to write?

My inspiration comes from my emotions and feelings, but also music. I somehow find inspiration in everything.

How do you switch off when you’re not writing?

I am always writing whether it’s creative writing or essays for school as I am student in university, but when I don’t write for creative purposes, I’m usually listening to music to switch off, or going to enjoy nature outside of my home.

Which one piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

The worst thing to do is not write. Just sit down, and begin moving your fingers on the keyboard or start moving your pen, and hopefully you’ll find a path and it will blossom into something more.

Why are you a member of WGGB?

I am member because I want to get better at writing through the classes and lectures offered through becoming a member, and I always wanted to be a part of a group for writers.

I started writing at the age of eight years old, and haven’t stopped furthering my writing style. Especially poetry and short stories relating to fandoms and other communties to practice my writing style and teach myself to write larger stories to fully create a story and learn to master plot creation and world building.


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