Name: I go by Cassandra Persephone Morrow around here, though it's not my real name. But you never call me "Cassie." I'll allow "Cass." :)
Age: ...young. ;)
How old were you when you started writing? When did you start?
(Prepare for a long paragraph about my childhood, please) I always enjoyed writing as a school subject, but I haven't been a compulsive writer for all that long. What I always have been, however, is a storyteller. When I was a toddler, I'd pick a book with pictures and form my own stories to go along with the pictures. I'd sit there, mindlessly (and sometimes incoherently) weaving my stories. Of course, I stopped doing that once I "graduated" from picture books, but ever since, there is hardly a moment of any day where I'm not fabricating some glorious plot in my mind. I only started writing "for realskies" when I was thirteen or so, though.
What was your first story, could we read it?
Nope! You can't. My first story was "Rebecca the Kitten." I wrote it when I was eight or something, and I gave it to a friend. She probably threw it away the moment she could. It wasn't that great. I think it was about some kitten that could talk and do brave things.
What are you working on right now?
Right now, I'm working on a whole lot of different things. My most serious story at the moment, however, is called Tainted Saint. It's an allegory of my journey with God. You should probably read it.
Where do you get insparation?
For me, inspiration comes from painful events in my life that turn into redemption. You know - the whole "beauty from ashes" thing. There have been several things in my life that you could probably label as "traumatic," but instead of becoming an empty shell because of those things, I turned to God. And He turned my story of destruction into a story of redemption. So ultimately, I get inspiration from the battles I've fought...oh, and you can check out my autobiography, The Eating Disorder I Didn't Have, if you want to. And if you can pardon the fact that I ended the previous sentence with a preposition. :)
When is your favourite time to write?
I don't have a favorite time of day to write. When I do write, however, it's usually one of two things: (a) I have roiling emotions (or a lack thereof) that I want to release (which is pretty much all the time, hah), or (b) my fellow writers tell me to hurry up and post in a collab.
Do you prefer colaborative works or Solo, do you like both?
DEFINITELY SOLO. Ohhh, my. DEFINITELY solo. My sister told me that I should never be involved in collaborative works, because I'm so protective and defensive of my characters. I have this thing where I can deal with pretty much any storyline, but if you start messing with the essence of who my character is...oh, my. I do, however, enjoy collaborative works, too - as long as my fellow collaborators don't mess with the persona of my character.
How did you find Protagonize, are you on any other popular writing sites (Booksie, smashwords, wattpad ect.)
I found Protagonize on Facebook! I think I was avoiding homework at the time. So I guess that's living proof that good can come out of procrastination. Nope, I'm not on any other popular writing sites, unless you count NaNoWriMo. You can find me there under the same username.
Anything else that you would like to share about yourself or your writing?
Yes, please. :) As stated in my profile, I'm a Christian, and all the glory for my writings goes to God. If anything beautiful comes of me putting pen to paper, it's all Him. Trust me - if it weren't for God's work in my life, I'd be a hopeless, anxious, self-harming mess.
Also, I'm afraid of balloons. And I'm very careful with my money, except for when it comes to journals and floofy hats and breadsticks. I love breadsticks. I also love mashed potatoes. The End.