Another Writer Hits Silver Pen: Tiffany Liu
HUZZAH TO TIFFANY! That’s right, friends, we’ve had another writer complete >15,000 words on her NaNoWriMo project: Tiffany Liu, of Taipei, Taiwan. Tiffany: epic, mega-congratulations on reaction this milestone!
Read on to learn more about Tiffany and her writing, and please, find her on Instagram, at her website, friend her at NaNo, or leave her some congratulations on her Malala Fund page.
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
My favorite book and/or author…how is it possible to pick just one?! I love Leigh Bardugo for her world-building, the banter she writes, and her representation of diversity. I love VE Schwab and Maggie Stiefvater for their writing styles and how they create worlds so real I’m transported to them when I’m reading. I love Jay Kristoff for his sass, Cassandra Clare for her character interactions and diversity rep, and JK Rowling because, duh.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing? Tell us a little about it.
Nope! This is the third. The first book I ever finished writing is titled Dream a City so Dark, and it’s about a girl who’s caught between the false reality she was imprisoned in, and the life she’s returned to yet doesn’t remember. It’s set in a world of lightning-fueled cities and metallic forests, and is about friendship, finding yourself, and—um—betrayal. I’m currently in the maybe-post-query stage and am waiting for replies from agents.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
The working title of this nano project is Colors of a Dragon, though for almost a year it was titled Dragon Book on my laptop.
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
Colors of a Dragon is about a magic-less girl in a world where everyone has magic, the invisible dragon she’s bonded to, and the race they’re forbidden to enter.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
Flying was something all dragons did, and loved, and lived for, but for Orys it was different: it transported him to another world, to another him. He knew Lani felt the same. On the ground, they were a short girl and a runty dragon, a girl without magic and a dragon without colors, but in the air…in the air they were invincible. They were conquerors of the river and the sky and the horizon. They were alive.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens, and what inspired you to join?
I heard about it from Lara Ferrari from bookstagram! I joined within minutes of seeing her story post because it was such an amazing idea I knew I had to join.
Tiffany reached Gold Pen status before this interview, as well, so a million congrats for that, too. Keep at it, lady 😀