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Author Interview: Brenda Morris


How do we describe Boundless by Brenda Morris? Unique. A little dark. Kind of like dark chocolate. Again we find ourselves in a different setting that takes portal fantasy to a new level.


What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

Seeing where a story will take me. It's like going to the movies, even if I have an idea- like a trailer in my head- I'm never sure where a story will take me.


What is your genre? Did you write outside your preferred genre for this anthology?

No, definitely in my preferred genre! I love fantasy and creating new worlds. I suspect it won't be the last time I write about a portal that brings you to a strange new land.


Are you a pantser or a plotter? Why?

I feel like I am a little of both. I always have the basic outline, and I usually always have the ending in mind, sometimes even writing that first, but the journey to get there I like to surprise me.


What is your favorite thing you've written?

Probably the first longer piece I ever wrote in high school/college. Sometimes I like to read it again. It's absolute rubbish, I can clearly see that now. Still, it was so much fun writing those characters and their adventure that I can't help but to smile when I let myself wander there again.


What inspired the story you wrote for Another World? What was your writing process like for this story? Was it different from your regular workflow?

I like to let my experiences inspire me, I don't like to force it. As soon as I saw this anthology I knew I wanted to write for it, so it was constantly in the back of my mind. Then one day I was leaving work and noticed the dumpster out back and was like, "wow, bet that would make a cool portal." And the rest just flowed from there.


Lastly, what is a piece of writing advice you'd give seasoned or new writers?

Make it an adventure! Let it surprise you. Let it break your heart, make you laugh, all of it.


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