Moran Chaim is an Israeli born writer. He holds a BFA in cinema and screenwriting and participated in the second Israel-Lebanon war as a Navy soldier. Human again is his debut novel and the first book of the Cryonemesis series.
What inspires you to write?
I live in Israel, so the situation here can be hectic sometimes. I write out of my own experiences and from the situation around me in the middle east. I read a lot about the economy crisis and climate change. So as the years went by I mixed everything into one novel – Human Again. Which is the first book of the Cryonemesis series.
Tell us about your writing process.
I go to the park and sketch outlines on pad paper. After I’m able to imagine the whole plot in my head I start writing the main characters thoughts and monologues. Then I write a short synopsis for each character’s arc. Only then I write a synopsis for the whole book and expand it over and over until I have the first draft finished.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time, I’m like a schizophrenic hearing voices in my head all day long. I’m better at dialogue than descriptions because I have a screenwriting experience.
Who are your favorite authors?
I especially love Milan Kundera, the Czech novelist. I like his relisting yet poetic style. I read many of his books and they always touched me. Like they always had something to teach me about my life at that point in time.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had no choice but to go self-published. I couldn’t wait anymore for movie/TV producers to take in my work and I was sure not going to wait for any rejection letters from traditional book publishers. I had to write my book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I love the fact you can take care of your won destiny. I used to be so defendant of movie/TV producers when I tried to pitch my screenplays, but now, as a self published author I’m free to chose my editor, cover designer and my timeline. I also have a marketing experience so being a self publisher works great for me.
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