Try not to pay attention to those who dismiss writing as a career. Keely Sarr
Leodegraunce: Keely, what is your background?
Keely Sarr: I grew up in Volcano, a tiny rainforest town on the Big Island of Hawaii, and spent most of my childhood reading and filling little notebooks with ridiculous half-finished fantasy stories. Writing programs through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth helped me to refine my work in middle and high school. I'm currently studying at Cornell University and plan to major in English.
Leodegraunce: Your flash fiction has all the elements of a good flasher including a strong ending. How long have you written flash fiction and what drew you to it?
Keely Sarr: When I first discovered flash fiction (which was, admittedly, only about a year ago), I was absolutely delighted. I'm always coming up with great ideas, but sometimes even the quirkiest plot grows stale if stretched over a few pages.
Leodegraunce: What are some of your recent works?
Keely Sarr: The project I've completed most recently is a short story for the Machine of Death II anthology--I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one!
Leodegraunce: What are some of your writing plans for 2011?
Keely Sarr: I'd love to experiment with as many genres as possible (including more forays into flash fiction!). I'll also be working as a student blogger for Cornell.
Leodegraunce: What is your top writing tip for aspiring authors?
Keely Sarr: Try not to pay attention to those who dismiss writing as a career. (Conveniently, many of these people make quite excellent villains when altered slightly and written into one's fiction.)