Last updated on January 2nd, 2018.
1) Why did you stop acting? Will you ever act again?
I stopped acting for many reasons, but they are best summarized in this post and this post. As for the second question, I doubt it. I’ve got a lot going on right now–I’m writing novels, editing novels, working a job and an internship, keeping up this blog, and more. Acting isn’t really in the cards. As for the distant future, I’m not planning on it…but hey, if I ever publish my novels and one gets adapted into a movie, I wouldn’t mind appearing in it! So long as the role was appropriate.
2) Are you in touch with any of your former castmates?
Not very many of them, but I am in touch with a few online. We don’t talk often, but I’m always happy to interact with them when the occasion arises. Most of the people in my life are family members/loved ones, people I attended school with, and other friends made outside acting.
3) What was it like to work with [insert former castmate here]?
This answer varies from actor to actor, but honestly, I can’t think of anyone I worked with who would elicit a “Yeah, they sucked” reaction from me. Everyone I worked with had (and probably still has) lovely qualities.
4) Where/when can I buy your books?
5) How can I get into acting?
Unfortunately, I’m a terrible person to ask, since I got into the business thanks to a connection: my dad was friends with a casting director who arranged for me to audition with an agency. I auditioned and they took me on. It was ridiculously easy–like, to an unfair extent, compared to all the people who work their butts off to enter the industry. If you’re an actor trying to land your big break, best of luck to you!
6) What writing projects are you working on?
Thank you so much for your interest! I’m currently querying the standalone YA fantasy novel I drafted during NaNoWriMo 2016 (I didn’t win, hah. The first draft took three months instead of one). I am also prewriting my next project, a modern YA fantasy.
7) Can we chat privately over e-mail?
I’m afraid I wouldn’t feel comfortable chatting with strangers over e-mail. First of all, there’s an imbalance–you know a lot more about me than I do about you, because you’ve seen me in a movie/TV, but I’ve never seen you before. That doesn’t mean I’m not open to chatting with new, friendly people, but I feel more comfortable doing it in a public setting. If you want to contact me, please do so in a mention over Twitter or in an ask on Tumblr. Unless I feel like you’re asking me something too personal, I will be happy to respond.
I do have a link to a contact form above, which is for business inquiries only.
Note: I don’t DM people I don’t know over Twitter or Instagram for the same reasons I won’t give out my e-mail.
8) What social media sites are you on?
My public social media presences include this blog, my Twitter account, my Instagram account, my Facebook page, and my Tumblr account. Please note that these are my ONLY public accounts; any others you see are impersonators. I’m open to interacting with fans on all of these platforms. I also have a GoodReads account, but I don’t spend much time chatting with anyone on there. I also only tend to add real-life friends as friends on GoodReads. I have other online accounts, but those are private, and usually reserved for people I know personally.
9) Will you look at my writing?
That depends on who you are. Are you a real-life friend of mine? If not, are you an online friend of mine (meaning I follow you across several social media sites, we’ve chatted multiple times, and we interact fairly regularly)? If you are in either of these groups and I feel like I have the time to commit to it, I’d be happy to beta read your novel or whatever it is that you want looked at. Honestly, though, if you’re in either of these groups, you probably know me well enough to not have to depend on my FAQ page for answers.
If you’re someone I don’t know very well, have never or barely spoken to, etc., that depends on how long it is and if it’s available online. If the only way you can get it to me is via e-mail, see #6 above. I’m happy to look at short pieces that don’t take very much time, and if I read, I will give feedback.
Please do not use my contact form to send me materials without asking me first. I will ignore it.
10) Will you collaborate on a writing project with me?
I’ve never collaborated on a writing project before. I may do so in the future, but for now, I lead a busy life and probably wouldn’t be able to commit to a joint project like that.
11) Will it bother you if I call you Lulu, Kim, Sarah, etc.?
Yes. I understand that most people know me by the names of the characters I play on TV, but my identity is more than those roles, especially since I no longer act. Please be respectful of my identity and call me Morgan. For more on this, read here (scroll up and read the first six tweets from the top).
12) Will you follow me on Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr?
When I first joined Twitter, I decided to follow back everyone who asked me. I thought, “Why don’t more people do this? It’s a nice thing to do!” I quickly learned why. The more people I followed back, the more cluttered my newsfeed became with things I wasn’t necessarily interested in. Soon enough, I realized scrolling through my Twitter feed had become a chore. That wasn’t good, since I joined the website so I could participate in and learn more about its writing community. So I unfollowed a bunch of people and will now only follow people if they’re generating content I’m interested in seeing. This of course doesn’t mean the people I unfollowed weren’t saying delightful things in their own right–they just didn’t align with my interests and it made no sense for me to follow them.
13) I have a question for you that isn’t covered here. How may I ask it?
If you have a short question, you can send me a tweet on Twitter (just put @morganyorkwrite at the beginning of your tweet). Some people ask questions in the comment section of one of my Instagram pictures, which is also fine.
If you have a longer, more involved question, feel free to send me an ask over on Tumblr! I love getting those. Just note that I have anonymous questions turned off, to avoid harassment. Or, if you don’t have Tumblr, you can leave a comment below.
14) Will you ever shut up about YA fiction/Leo Tolstoy/James Joyce/Audrey Hepburn/Paramore?