Meet Georgie Hensley

Georgie Hensley

Georgie Hensley

Kick-starting my author interviews for the week is Georgie Hensley, the youngest member of my Christchurch Writers’ Guild and a fantastic, active contributor to our Facebook discussions.

How old are you Georgie?
I am 12yrs 9months.

What school are you at?
I go to St Annes Catholic (in Christchurch). I’m year eight.

When did you start writing?
Woah, haha. I’m not to sure! I’ve been writing since I was I think a year three (about eight years old).

What made you decide to write your own stories?
I decided to write my own stories when I realised that everywhere you look there is an idea, and writing is amazing. Everytime I write I get to explore places I can’t go in reality.

What sort of things to you love to write about?
Dystopian/utopian worlds.

What sort of things do you like to read?
I like to read about dystopian worlds/made up places. Aha, I’ve just started the Percy Jackson series – and I’m in love with them!

Do you read more than you write or the other way around?
I think I write more than I read.

What’s the best thing about writing?
Oh , uh. Everything? Haha. I like that when I write I just completely zone out, and become somebody else.

What’s the most frustrating thing?
Thinking of an idea , and being like ‘oh man! That idea has already been used!’

Do you see writing more as a hobby or a future career?
Career, I definitly want to be a published writer.

What advice would you give to other young people wanting to write but not knowing where to start?
If you have an idea, be confident about it! Any idea is a good idea. Remember to keep yourself inspired, if I’m inspired by a quote for example – I base a story around that quote. Don’t forget to ask for peoples opinion, it may be scary but it helps a lot!

You can find out more about Georgie on her websiteΒ

12 thoughts on “Meet Georgie Hensley

  1. Love it!
    Very inspiring that people my age, are out there, that love writing as much as I do!
    Maybe someday Georgie will go on to write books (if she hasn’t already!) and I’ll find them in the library!
    Can’t wait to read the next interview!
    Ella! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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  3. Great interview with an up-and-coming writer:) Georgie may want to check out the YA by YA short story contest I’m running in October and November 2012. Details can be found on my website at There are lost of great prized including cash, publication and a free copy of my book, Ghost Hand. I hope I’ll see an entry from her.

    • That’s fantastic Ripley – I have promoted the event on our Guild Facebook page and linked it to Georgie. Will put it on our upcoming competitions page on the website too =D Thank you!

      • Thanks Beaulah,
        I know you have lots of contacts with young writers, so I’m thrilled that you’ve put it on their radar. I did realize after I left that comment that Georgie isn’t 13 yet and the contest age range is 13-19. But, I’m planning on doing one next year too, so perhaps she can enter then.

  4. Oops πŸ˜› She’s nearly thirteen, but possibly not in the time frame. I have two thirteen year-olds from my Home School Writing class who have said they’ll enter =D

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