Name: Maria

Username: xKatanaXIV  (x for the cross Jesus died on, Katana cause I like katanas, XIV cause I was about 14 when I started writing seriously and going by Katana)

Age: 17 going on 18 (only a few months left!)

Gender: Girl (what guy has the name Maria. . . . ?)

How old were you when you started writing? When did you start?:  Well, I've been told that I have been making up stories since I was really little, using my 10 fingers as characters.  So, I've been making up stories since I was 4 or 5. But I wasn't super serious about writing until I was 13 or 14.

What was your first story, could we read it?:  A poem-type thing about an ice princess being rescued, which was all dramatic and such. I wrote it in 6th grade and can't remember what happened to it (I remember the intensity, and that it was a little bit corny). So no, you can't read it. Sorry!

What are you working on right now?:  Several things. Number one is an untitled work which I originally posted on here in two stories (I've since taken them down). Right now I'm rediscovering the characters of said story so that I can rewrite and, hopefully, publish one day. It's a story that's hard to explain.  I'm also involved in two collaboratives:  "Final Fantasy Forever," which is on hold at the moment, and The "Magister Lords" series, the sequal of which I'm sort of in charge of right now. Both collabs are great, I would reccomend them!

Where do you get inspiration?:  Everywhere! Inspiration can come to me in any form, at any time. But mostly, these 3 things: God, my past and my boyfriend.

When is your favourite time to write?:  When I'm not really supposed to be writing, as weird as that sounds. Like, when I do school work, or when I'm supposed to be sleeping. It's writing down inspriation during the stolen moments of my life that thrills me.

Do you prefer collaborative works, or solo, or do you like both?: Definitely collaborative. Solos are just as fun, but I love working with people and learning to write with others just as much. Collabs are so much fun.

How did you find Protagonize? Are you on any other popular writing sites?:  I found a Protag advertisement one day when I was on Facebook. The advertisement intrigued me, so I clicked on it. I didn't know anything about writing websites before that. Though I did post one of my earlier works (Getting Out: My life below ground) on DeviantArt for a while.

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your writing?:  Eh, sure, why not?  I've mentioned on my profile that I'm a Christian, and that I love music. What I have never done on this site was give a shout-out to well deserving family (blood, friends, or church!). So thanks to my blood related family for being so fun, my friends for being so crazy awesome, and my church family for taking me in and supporting me all these years. 

I would also like to mention that in late september, I will be going on a missions trip to the Ukraine and am planning to record what happens on the trip in a google document, then post it all on here afterwards. I hope you'll read it when the time comes!

Thanks for reading this,


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