Stone Soup author Richard Ma, 12, talks about how he finds his ideas, what he likes to write about most, and how being published has made a difference to his writing. Richard has published a poem, “Goes the Ball” (September/October 2014) in Stone Soup, and reviewed two books for us: the biography of Steve Jobs (July/August 2012) and Temple Grandin (May/June 2013).
Here’s a list of the questions he answers in this video.
0:33 — How did you begin creative writing?
1:06 — What do you like to write about?
1:34 — Where do you get your ideas for stories?
2:03 — Describe your writing process.
2:48 — What was your reaction to getting published in Stone Soup?
3:55 — How has being published in Stone Soup benefited you?
4:15 — What advice would you give to others who want to get published in Stone Soup?