Author Spotlight – Kyra Hutchison

Welcome to the beginning of a new series! The writing club I’m part of, Containing Words and Weirdos, more often called CWW, has played such a huge part in my life for the past two years. It’s only right that the people who have helped me so much get their due recognition. So without further ado, meet Kyra Hutchison!

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing since the beginning of 2017.

Why did you start writing or what inspired you to start?

I started writing when I realized there were no books about winged wild cats. I, of course, wanted to read one, so I decided to write my own. I’ll admit, I was heavily influenced by the Warriors series at the time.

Any completed projects you’d like to talk about?

I wrote a shorter story called Aniim, about a kingdom of half-animal people. Tyranny rages while young Bengali tries to make sense of everything. Overall I’m so happy with how it turned out and would love to come back to this universe someday.

What’s your favorite genre? Why?

Fantasy for the win! I love writing fantasy because I get to make my own rules. Plus, magic!!

What’s your current project about?

I’m working on a project for NaNoWriMo called A Dire Threat. I don’t have much to say right now about it, only that it’s going to be the longest project I’ve ever attempted.

What’s your writing process?

I used to be a pantser;  I would open up a blank page and start writing whatever came to mind. Now I usually get a pretty good idea of where I want the story to go, then let my imagination fill in the details.

Why did you join CWW?

I first saw an ‘ad’ for CWW in the Homeschool Herald. I thought it would be fun to get to know some fellow writers, so I decided to pop in for the January 2019 meeting. Little did I know that it would be so much fun!

Favorite authors/books?
My all-time favorite (which has survived four years) is Warriors by Erin Hunter. The Erin Hunter team writes the books so wonderfully, and they are a joy to read. I also really like Wings of Fire, especially the audio books!

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