Conversation Corner with Brenna Layne, YA Fantasy Writer

Recently, Sue at Doorway Between Worlds interviewed me for her blog. You can check out the interview here. I highly recommend taking a look around Sue’s blog. Not only does she ask fantastic questions, she also writes about writing, using sci-fi, creativity, wit, and humor to make issues of language and grammar interesting and accessible. Seriously, check it out. I’ve yet to encounter another blog like it. Good stuff.

Doorway Between Worlds

I discovered fantasy writer Brenna Layne through her lyrical and insightful blog posts. When Brenna writes, she puts her heart into every word. She also has a wonderful sense of humour that never fails to lift me up. Her posts are written so beautifully that I admit to suffering from bouts of envy.

Brenna Layne

On finding out that Brenna is a teacher and an ESL tutor as well as a writer, I wanted to know about her thoughts on writing and communication. I asked her if she would share her experiences with DBW readers. To my delight, she said yes! Here is our conversation about writing, teaching, connections, and the importance of dragons.

I love your About page, and how you describe your transition from teaching eighth graders to reviving your own eighth grade dream of writing a novel. How did your teaching experiences trigger your desire to write?

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6 thoughts on “Conversation Corner with Brenna Layne, YA Fantasy Writer

    1. Thanks so much for having me! It was an honor to be your first official interview! As one commenter pointed out, it surely doesn’t seem like your first.

      1. I think I may have written one interview back in my student newspaper days (aka the stone age). The free WordPress Writing 201 course has some good tips on interviewing – I would highly recommend it for anyone who is thinking of taking it on. 🙂

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