Under Mother’s tutelage, Eva Pasco became a proficient typist by the age of nine and soon pounded chapter stories replete with dialogue on her girly-pink Tom Thumb typewriter. In high school she composed her first novella earning its own reserve shelf in the library. On the fast track of college, Ms. Pasco’s penchant for writing deferred to churning out term papers. Throughout a rewarding teaching career she dedicated her craft to drafting curriculum, developing student proficiency in creative writing, and penning poignant notes to her charges. Undergoing a mid-life renaissance, Ms. Pasco rekindled her passion for storytelling by composing fiction that taps into significant issues affecting the lives of women, exonerating unsung heroines who navigate life’s arduous course on a daily basis.
Eva Pasco resides in Rhode Island by the East Bay. She enjoys the splendor of sunset from a double-hung window in the office where her fingers dance over the keyboard whenever a notion pops into her head. Sometimes the cats allow her to work undisturbed. Life is good!
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration comes from day to day encounters, experiences, and the local news. I aspire to the adage of writing about what I know or feel strongly about.
Tell us about your writing process.
From my perspective, my writing process is unconventional . My best inspirations for dialog and imagery pop into my psyche out of the blue while doing housework. I liken it to “channeling” whereby the characters dictate the detours for me to veer off the path I had mapped out in my head. Outlining seems too rigid for me, inhibiting spur of the moment impulses I like to fly with.
I compose in Word, often letting the words fly as a draft. Then, I carefully and painstakingly edit each paragraph for impact and imagery before furthering my plot. I am also meticulous about being grammatically correct. While I allow myself wide latitude with my imagination, I feel I owe potential readers the best I can execute through command of language.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I am definitely a listener. As previously mentioned, if I’m at an impasse, invariably my characters will nudge me along as to appropriate dialog, actions, and reactions.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to aspiring writers is to heed your inner voice and write from the heart for your own edification and self-fulfillment. The blank page can be daunting, but a tabula rasa is also an invitation to a creative outlet free from restrictions or sanctions.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
At the onset, it was a difficult choice as a novice so I first investigated traditional publishing. Rather proprietary of my writing, I did not like the idea of first being screened by literary agents, then navigating a mine field of possible rejections by editors simply because my Work may not fit “what they’re looking for” at a publishing house. I then went the route of independent publishing for the paperback edition of my first novel and was pleased with this decision. However, at this point in time, with the brand new launch of the Kindle Edition of my debut novel and future print and ebook publications, I intend to self-publish for the control it enables me to have over my Work. The publishing industry has changed for the better, eliminating elitism by leveling the playing field for capable and creative writers.
My advice to new authors which I am utilizing myself is that of exploring Create Space through Amazon, where the global world is at our doorstep.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the world of publishing, through the medium of the Internet, offers aspiring authors many more opportunities to be seen and heard.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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