I’m here today with another young writer interview. Everyone, meet Susannah Hoskins!
Susannah H. is a teen from the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. When she isn’t studying, reading, or writing, you can find her practicing violin, playing with the family dog, or watching yet another Marvel movie. Storytelling is her second biggest life passion–her biggest one is God.
What genre do you write in and why?
I write in the fantasy, action, dystopian, and nonfiction genres. I chose those genres because I enjoy writing in them.
What genre do you read in and why?
I read almost any genre, but the main genres I read are classical, fantasy, nonfiction, and action. I read classics because they broaden my vocabulary, and fantasy, nonfiction, and action because I enjoy reading them.
What do you blog about?
(I don’t blog yet, but when I have a website, I plan to break down the worldviews behind novels, movies, tv series, etc. and point out how the worldview influences the story.)
Who or what inspired you to write?
I…had a minor obsession with a movie and decided to continue it. I was convinced my story would become the next blockbuster haha.
What is the biggest thing you've learned through your writing journey?
I’ve learned how to communicate more effectively with others!
How has being a Christian affected the way you write vs. the way you used to or probably would otherwise?
Being a Christian means that I tend to write stories with more heart and hope to them. If I wasn’t a Christian, my stories would probably be very dark because I wouldn’t see a light.
What do you want to accomplish with your writing?
I want to bless other people. It frustrated me to no end when I ran into stories I wasn’t allowed to read (or frankly, that I didn’t want to read) because of the content, so I want to write stories that anyone can read. My more specific goal is to provide good stories without political agendas or objectionable content.
How do you define success, and do you think you've reached it yet?
I define success as glorifying God. I don’t think I’ve really gotten there yet, but it may be that I’ll never entirely feel that I have.
What is one thing you want to tell other young writers?
It’s kind of elementary, but put God first. Really. I haven’t found any other way of life that doesn’t land me in a mess of trouble.
I hope you all enjoyed this short interview! Until next time, happy reading!