Today I’m super excited to introduce to you all a fellow blogger, Anna Lane! She has an amazing blog that you should totally follow here. It’s super fun and all writing and bookish related!
So without further ado…
What are a few fun facts about yourself?
Hmmm… I’ve played the piano inside the Indiana capitol building. I wrote a “book” when I was 6 or 7 about three sisters, Myanna, Joanna, and Lea. It was also partly a Bibleman fan fiction. And…. my favorite movie is The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies.
What made you want to be a writer?
Well… I had started writing “stories” when I was younger, and I really enjoyed doing that. I love to daydream (and I get in trouble for it during school hours, lol) and realized all the “wonderful” stories I could write! (I say this because I originally wanted these to be movies. So, I had a movie called Greensleeves that was basically like the Prodigal Son, but with a singer… who was a girl. The movie had NOTHING to do with sleeves that were green. My dream when I was younger was to be an actress and make movies. But reading books is like a TV in your head! You get to READ the action! What could be better than THAT?!
To answer your question, I think realizing that a LOT of movies were based off of books made me inspired to write my own. Also, I LOVE to read, so that was part of it 🙂
What are a few of your favorite books?
The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Silent by Rebecca Kenney, and Title Not Revealed Yet by Myself (kidding, I won’t be selfish)
How long have you been writing?
Well, I started when I was 6 or 7, but I didn’t start writing seriously until I was 12, which was when I wrote my Title Not Yet Revealed. So, if we count since I was 6 or 7, that would be 9-10 years.
What type of stories do you write?
I usually write fantasy, which is what my Title Not Yet Revealed is about. I am going to write a little bit of Historical Fiction (my poor Caleb Runner needs a story), and some Christian contemporary.
What’s an all time favorite trope you have in books?
The redemption story and The Unexpected (Unlikely) Hero. I use them VERY frequently as themes in my books.
What are your writerly dreams for the future?
To definitely publish my book saga (The TItle Not Yet Revealed series), which I hope to be maybe…. Six or seven books long? I’m not entirely sure… LOL
Who’s your favorite bookish character?
Oooooh, man that’s so hard!! Some favorites are Bilbo from the Hobbit, Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia, Caleb Runner (well, he’s not a book YET, but he will SOON), Lever from Smoke Screen, and anyone from The Hobbit really (except for the villains)
What do you blog about?
Practically a bunch of ideas, but usually book reviews, stories, and ramblings about Narnia. Sometimes. LOL.
My name is Anna Lane, but you can call me Anna, Sweet Potato (kidding, only Mellie calls me that!), Anna Lane, whatever name you want! (As long it’s edifying to the Lord and others!). I’m not a published author yet, but I plan to be early 2023!
I’m full of ideas (mainly weird book plots that make literally no sense), book reviews, stories, guest posts, and sometimes random posts about my favorite book and movie characters. I’ve moved more times than I can count (including a move halfway across the US in March 2022), been a pastor’s kid for 15+ years, played the piano in the IN Captiol (however you spell that) building (located in Indianapolis), dropped a ring into a bowl of soup (No, I was not trying to replay the LOTR scene where Frodo is about to drop the ring into Mount Doom… though that would’ve made sense in my book XD), and written four novelettes I can (mostly) say I’m proud of. Now to publish them…
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Why did you start writing? What are a few of your favorite bookish characters? Feel free to answer the questions yourself in the comments below! I’d love to hear your answers!
6 thoughts on “Interview With Anna Lane”
It was fun getting to know more about Anna!!! Wow, you played the piano inside the Indiana Capitol? How amazing that must’ve been! And that’s cool that you thought of your stories as movies…haha, you’re right, reading a book is like having a TV in your own mind! 😀
Thank you both for sharing the interview!!!
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Thanks for reading, Saraina! Yes, I loved reading through her answers as well!!
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And thank you, Allyson, for interviewing me! I really enjoyed it!! 🙂
Aww, thanks Saraina! Yes, I did play the piano there. Only my family listened to it (I mean, some other family stopped by for like two seconds, unknown to me. My mom told me afterwards, haha).
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Eyyyyy, girl, the Indiana Capitol??? *high fives* You GO!!!
And YES to being an early writer! (Also, I commiserate with your daydreaming. XD Writers have to daydream, in my defense! How else do we get our stories down LOL?)
And you will forever be my sweet potato. *nods wisely*
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Aww, thanks Mellie!
Haha! Very true!
And awwww, thanks!! I literally burst out laughing when I saw this comment. You made my day 🙂 🙂