Who are you?
Who am I? A seemingly simple question, though I never thought I would be able to answer it with my dream profession. My name is Lauren Roberts, and I am an author currently stationed in the state of snow and potholes — otherwise known as Michigan.
What do you write?
To put it simply, I write what I love. But to put it more specifically, that entails any fantasy world I wish I could run away to. Anything with the promise of enemies-to-lovers or duels with pretty swords has my name written all over it.
I would describe my writing as colorful, to say the least. Poetry is one of my favorite forms of literature, so I love to squeeze in pretty prose wherever I am able. I love to make descriptions and inner monologue as imaginative as possible.
To be honest, I don’t remember a start to my writing. There are crayon-written books in my childhood basement that I have no recollection of creating. I have always loved pouring my imagination onto the page, even as a little girl. And I am forever thankful for every book and play I scribbled, because I don’t believe I would be where I am today if I hadn’t dreamed of it first.
The things I avoid writing about are undeniably the things I am uneducated on. I try my best to write what I know — or what I am allowed to make up. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy for that exact reason.
Thankfully, I cannot imagine a world in which I don’t love what I do. Yes, writing can be stressful, and a story can fall apart, but creating is my passion. Every day is a dream come true when I sit down and write. I love what I do and hope to have the privilege of writing for the rest of my life.
Where do you write?
I currently write at my cluttered desk, among many lit candles. During the first draft of a book, I prefer to write within the program Scrivener. To put it simply, Scrivener is similar to a…