This interview by Stone Soup author Olivia Stoltzfus, 12, is part of a series of interviews with Stone Soup authors in which the interviewee talks about writing and also about being published in Stone Soup. The questions asked and the locations of those questions within the video are found below. These videos are intended for viewing by our Stone Soup readers and writers. If that is you, then I hope you find Olivia’s interview inspiring. If you are a classroom teacher, you can use the videos to stimulate classroom discussion on a variety of issues relating to the writing process in general and creative writing in particular.

Olivia conducted this interview for us when she was 12 years old. Her story “Free” was published in the November/December 2014 issue of Stone Soup.

Here’s a list of the questions she answers in this video.

0:29 — How do you begin creative writing?

0:47 — What inspired you to write “Free”?

1:54 — How did the experience of writing “Free” benefit you?

3:00 — What advice would you give to others who want to get published in Stone Soup?

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