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Interview with Carlyle Labuschagne

Carlyle Labuschagne

When did you first decide you wanted to write?

Well the first time I actually wrote something was at the age of 12, my family and I were on a safari holiday. I was so moved by the scenery I felt almost compelled to share it. I found a pen and paper and wrote my first and my best poem ever. And since that moment I was a writer, from poetry I moved to song writing. But the first time I ever considered writing a novel was at the age of 14. But my brother was the only one who possessed a piece of t technology called a pc, so when he moved, so did my novel. But it wasn’t until 2009 that my true path as an author revealed itself. I had an emptiness to fill that only writing could, and so my first novel was born.

Did you get nervous the first time you put your work out there?

Well yes of course. My debut novel is due for release within the next couple of weeks, and I am totally nervous. Because I am an emotional writer, and my soul, my passion is embedded in those pages.

What is your favorite genre to write?

I write a mix of genre’s , mainly science fiction, dystopian , urban fantasy.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Without a doubt dystopian

Do you have a favorite author?

I have many. I love stories. So it is very easy for me to get lost in one. My top favorite story tellers are.

Kristin Cashore. Cassandra Clare. Becca Fitzpatrick, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Colins.

Is there something you want to write about, that you haven’t yet?

A kiddies story.

What is one silly fact about you?

I sniff my food before I eat it.

Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?

That is a very tricky question, because I love all my characters, but what I can admit to you is that the villain is the funnest to write.

Does that reflect anyone you know?

I was taught that the best writing comes from what you know,  So in saying that most of my characters represent some part of someone that has had an influence in my life.

Spaghetti or Lasagna and why?

Spaghetti, because it’s easier and quicker to make

You can meet any television actor, who is it going to be?

Oh gosh that is truly a very difficult question for me to answer, there are so many. Who wouldn’t want to meet the entire cast of Vampire Diaries?

Anything you want to say the aspiring writers reading the blog?? 

For sure.  Follows your dreams and never give up, where ever your journey takes you – make the most of it. Read a lot, write a lot, and never stop learning. “Dont let fear cripple your abilities – let love give you wings” Carlyle Labuschagne

Twitter @CarlyleL


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Thanks Carlyle for joining us today!!

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6 Responses to Interview with Carlyle Labuschagne

  1. Carlyle

    Thank you for hosting me today Emily

  3. Michelle Hughes

    Great Interview, btw I sniff my food before eating I think it just makes you smart!

  5. Emily Walker

    My pleasure!! <3

  7. Ellen (@alwaysyaatheart)

    Great Interview ! I am a spaghetti girl to :)

  9. Carlyle

    Hehe Michelle! My hubby sure doesnt think so :( Thank you for taking the time to read – mwah!

  11. Writers Wanted

    Your writing style is quite neat. I can see you enjoy writing. I have been writing non-stop for a lot of big firms of late. I am actually making a reasonable amount of cash producing blog posts (sort of like your own here)–not necessarily getting rich, but getting $100-$300 every day or two. Our mailbox is swamped with three article requests, 10 blog posts (make $25-$50 per), and a movie script I still need to look at. But when I take a break, your website is one of the few I seem to go to LOL. Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE writing, and getting money for it too, geeeez… If you are interested in getting paid decent money for writing reviews, here is where I work:


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