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Miranda Mundt: A Sapphic Fiction February Interview

By now, if you’ve been following Sapphic Fiction February, you’ve probably noticed I like to ask about authors’ ideal ice cream sundaes. I have to say, Miranda Mundt’s astonished me. Clearly, where they’re from in Seattle, there’s far more variety than there is here in England…

Whoops. Got distracted talking about food. Anyway – here’s their interview, all about their writing and designing!

Hey Miranda - tell us a little more about yourself! Who are you and what do you do?

I am a queer artist in the Seattle area. I work as a freelance designer and comic artist. I am the creator of the Original WEBTOON Muted and the co-creator of another WT Original LoveBot.

How did you become an author?

I have been writing all my life, but it especially kicked up when I met (my now wife) Chase in 8th grade. We would write stories together and fill notebooks upon notebooks that we'd pass to each other between classes so by the time we graduated high school I had an entire closet full of them. Around then we switched to writing digitally.

Who’s your favourite character that you’ve ever written?

EVER in the history of ever? Probably either Karas or Alary but they are very old original characters that currently only my wife really knows about, haha! One day I hope I'll get a chance to tell a story that involves at least one of them!

Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so, how do you overcome it?

I tend to get writers block if I get caught up thinking about the whole story at once and worrying about how things are eventually going to come together in the end. But the only way to really get over that is to... Do it. It all starts to solidify the more I write and the road to the end becomes clearer and easier.

What do you consider to be the hardest part of writing?

I am not particularly at describing surroundings, clothes, or even characters. Since I write for comics I get to lean into the visual aspect and not have to worry about doing that since I can focus on my favorite parts which is the dialogue without having to paint the scene mentally.

And how about the most rewarding?

By far the most rewarding thing that comes from my work is hearing from readers how it has impacted them. Whether it made them realize something about themselves or helped them work through problems they were struggling with or inspires them to want to create. There are few things that compare to that.

What is one piece of advice you wish you had listened to, either in life or with regards to being an author?

Any advice I've ever been given about being better with money, honestly. I'm really bad about saving money, hahaha.

Is there anyone you’d like to highlight, while you’re here?

My friends who create another Sapphic WEBTOON - Red and Flynn of Nevermore! As well as my editor Bre who worked with me to bring Muted to WEBTOON in the first place!

How can people connect with you?

Finally a light-hearted one. What ice cream flavours and toppings would you put together in your ultimate sundae?

My sundae tastes are pretty basic, honestly! Vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, maraschino cherries and those tiny little walnuts pieces. If we're talking frozen yogurt though- then cake batter froyo, whip, strawberries, tiny cheesecake pieces and cherries!

Cheesecake sundae?? Cake batter froyo??? And you call that BASIC? I've never met a cheesecake sundae... clearly I need to head to Seattle!

If you enjoyed this interview, then make sure you’re following my social media accounts (@kblakemanwriter on Twitter and @katherineblakemanwriter on Instagram) to get all the latest updates! And if you want to support my own Sapphic Fiction journey while you’re here, The Summer We’ve Had is available now, and Love You However is coming on March 22nd!



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