Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Conversation 1: Ally Bishop

Hello everyone!

Today I am thrilled to introduce my very first guest here at Clockwork Conversations: the amazing Ally Bishop!

In case you don't know, among other cool things she does, Ally hosts the incredible Upgrade Your Story Podcast, which I LOVE, and was fortunate enough to be a guest on once. You can find out more by visiting her website, which will be linked to the end of this interview.

Welcome, Ally! In a few paragraphs, please describe who you are and what you do.

AB: I am a freelance editor and writer. I write both fiction and nonfiction, and my first novel, Chasing Mercy, a mystery, will come out later this year. I love creating stories, and helping those that create stories. It’s my greatest passion in life, and I’m so excited that I get to follow it and work with amazing people. 

Q1:  What has been, so far, the most satisfying thing artistically you've ever done?

AB: The most satisfying thing for me artistically is being a freelancer. I’ve worked at it part-time for years, but by the end of the year, I should be full-time, and it’s thrilling to be able to do something that you love, that you do well, and create a career out of it.

Q2: Most important life lesson learned?

People, as a rule, do not change. The ones that do are exceptional humans, and they are worth being on the lookout for! But most of us are who we are, deep down.

Q3: You have 30 seconds to send a Tweet-length piece of advice back into the past. What would you say to your 18 year old self?

AB: Stay in school! And you can write. Don’t let your high school English teacher tell you otherwise. :)

Q4: What provides the greatest chance for you to unwind: time to relax at home, or a quick getaway out of town?

AB: Both — it really depends on my mood. I love to explore new places, but I’m also an introvert and a gamer. So sometimes relaxing at home and playing a game is the best answer.

5. *Bonus question for everyone* Do you collect anything? If so, why?

AB: I collect technology. :) I have three computers, an iPad, the latest iPhone, the newest color laser printer, etc. It’s just the way I am. 


Well, I think the way you are = awesome

I hope everyone reading this will jump at the chance to learn more about Ally, her editing services, writing, and her amazing podcast by visiting here: http://www.upgradeyourstory.com

It is my plan to post interviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays as regularly as possible once this blog is up and running in full...please stay tuned!

Be sure to come back this Thursday to visit with my next guest...incredibly talented author Jennifer Gracen! See you then.