Saturday, March 23, 2013

Interview with Carlyle Labuschagne

Hey all you readers and writers!
Emma Michaels here to introduce our guest author of the day
Carlyle Labuschagne! 
Hello Carlyle and welcome to The Writers Voice.
 Are the traits of anyone close to you apparent in your characters?
Ummm I am not a liberty to say – this might or might not land me in the hot seat.

Who do you feel is your most unique character?
Its so difficult to answer that as I am very emotionally attached to most my characters, but Id have to say Maya, the girl who was adopted by the Minoans and has lived among their people, she is not of their race, so the the unique combination is quite delightful and very colorful indeed.

If you could have any extraordinary gift or super power what would it be and why?
Anyone who has read The Broken Destiny would know a mind-shifter is a unique thing, a tricky and dangerous power to have, as this ability solely relies on your mental state. But boy your abilities are infinite, not limited at all.

What would you like for readers to take away from your novel/novels?
So much. A sense of self- worth, of self- love, belief in one self and others. To always have faith even if the way you were brought up was to not believe in the un- seeable. That no one defines you, your destiny is of your own making and that choices have consequences. People make mistakes, even heroes and that is the path of growth.

What do you feel is your biggest writerly fault and how do you deal with it?
My inability to be patient. How do I deal with it? I am still learning, but if anything this entire industry is about patience (especially in the editing stage) from the first draft till way after launch day.

Worldbuilding is such an important part of writing. What would your words of encouragement for aspiring authors be when it comes to developing their own worlds?
Just let go, be yourself. Whatever comes in your mind, try it. You will never know till you have tried it right?

Which came first for you--the characters, the idea for the setting, or the plot?
The setting, then the characters, then the plot, more characters, more settings, more plot…

Is there anything you’d like to go back one year and tell yourself?
If you think you researched this properly – think again, ask for other’s help. Most importantly your never done editing!
When you were growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be in a story-world. 
To find out more about Carlyle
Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African Debut Author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her First Novel “The Broken Destiny. She is not only an author but works as PR and Marketing Manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at Collage SA. Loves to swim, fights for the trees, food lover who is driven by passion. Carlyle writes for IU e-magazine an inspirational nonprofit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words.

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