I am a full-time student, part-time author, and occasional philosopher. Ever since I was able to write, I have harbored a passion for writing creatively. Thus, I found it only natural to become an author in my spare time. In addition to writing novels, I enjoy drumming, exploring and learning all that I can about all that really matters in this world.
What inspires you to write?
I suppose once one recognizes one's calling, it becomes difficult to resist. I have too many interesting ideas floating around in my mind for me to not write them down.
Tell us about your writing process.
Nowadays, I like to start each story with an extensive outline. The story I'm outlining right now, the first part of my third book, currently has around a 10-page document dedicated to my outline and many notes. I like to plan ahead, because I find that my stories become so much more in-depth and interesting when I do. And, at least in my eyes, outlining one's characters is key. If you aren't able to envision your characters, neither will your readers.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
We all may be a bit unhinged, but I haven't yet gone that far. As stated, I like to have a thorough idea of who my characters are, what they want, and how they act. However, I have never even attempted to interact with them personally. It's a no from me.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have always held a sort of love-hate relationship with modern literature. On one hand, it's far more thrilling than anything the past could ever offer. On the other, though, there's a certain sort of grandiosity that classical literature pulls off so much better. Thus, I shifted from reading modern books to reading mostly older works quite a while ago. The towering sagas of Homer and the terrifying preciseness of Lovecraft have especially influenced me. Currently, I'm making my way through The Divine Comedy, which I find particularly enjoyable.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
At first, I desperately wanted to traditionally publish. I thought I wouldn't be able to perfect my stories on my own. However, I was wrong. After many rejections of my first book, I got tired of playing the publishers' game. I decided to go solo, and I have never looked back since. Perhaps, as a fiercely independent spirit, I was never meant to be bogged down by a publishing house. Or, perhaps, I'll eventually find a publisher I do like and part ways with my current individualistic publishing process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I, as well as most others, think that self-publishing will continue to grow its influence over the next few years. However, there is a reputation of higher quality material that is forming around the traditional publishers. This, I think, will inevitably lead readers away from the vast bog of Amazon and back into the hands of those who have dominated the industry for decades. People just don't want to risk wasting their money on poorly made novels.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, Action & Adventure
What formats are your books in?
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