1. How long have you been playing The Sims and what got you into it?
I’ve been playing The Sims for about four years now. I saw an advert on TV for The Sims Freeplay when it first came out and I downloaded it out of curiosity and liked it. Later on, I started watching YouTube and loved The Sims playthroughs so I got The Sims for my Xbox and started playing from there, but after a few years, I finally got a computer for my Sims.
2. Why did you begin blogging your sims story?
I started blogging because I love writing stories and I love playing The Sims so I thought why not put them together. Plus, it’s always been a dream of mine to publish my writing so that other people could read it.
3. How do you come up with your story ideas?
I mainly just play the game and let whatever happen, happen. Sometimes I’ll write out a base idea and see how it goes. If I start posting new stories again I will have a more structured storyline and put more planning into it.
4. Do your sims actions help create new ideas or make the story go in a different direction than you had intended?
Yes, for sure. Most of the time when I split up a household the inactive one will do unexpected things and completely change the storyline.
5. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/animal?
Definitely a cat. My entire gaming/writing presence is my gamer name, Katbagal.
6. Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
7. Is there anything you wish was different about your story?
8. Do you proofread/edit all your own writings or do you get someone to do that for you?
9. Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes. I’ve had it plenty of times writing stories. I’ll just stare at the blank page and I can’t think of anything to write, even if I have a storyline going.
10. If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Digital Fortress by the great Dan Brown because it has been my favorite book ever since I read it and there just isn’t anything else like it. With each chapter it got better and better, I couldn’t put it down. Reading it also helped me love books more because the writing was, in my mind, a true masterpiece.
Thank you, Kat, for a very insightful interview!
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