Remy Apepp Author Bio:
Remy is fond of understatements. Some of Remy’s favorite understatements include the following:
Remy likes writing.
If stories were stars, Remy would want to write an entire night sky full.
Remy writes stories for the same reason explorers adventure into and chart unknown territories—and also for the same reason people treat headaches by drinking water, eating snacks, taking pain meds, going for light walks, and getting rest.
All Remy wants from life is to write stories that touch you in the same place music does; that make you think differently than before; and that linger in your mind as if they’d been written into clay tablets rather than printed on paper or typed on screens.
Also, Remy can write a novel in a month but can’t write an author bio in a year.
What inspires you to write?
Honestly? My mind driving me absolutely insane.
Tell us about your writing process.
I generally come up with a million ideas for story and character that basically get completely trashed as soon as I start writing. Plans do nothing for me, I can only ever write what’s there in that moment. Writing stories for me is always like exploring uncharted territory; I have to fill in the map as I go. It’s actually pretty hilarious to me how utterly dependent what happens in my stories is on the whim of the moment I’m writing any given scene.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t listen to or talk to my characters; I don’t interact with them at all. Not as myself. What I do is I /become/ my characters. I crawl into their minds and become everything that they are. They consume me and I as myself do not exist.
Coming back to myself is always incredibly disorienting.
Who are your favorite authors?
What has influenced me and my writing the most is the manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida. Both in story and in aesthetic.
What genres do you write?
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
I don’t like being confined by reality. Hence: Fantasy. Also monsters are my favorite thing ever. I feel like monstrosity and humanity are like yin and yang, and this theme is what most fascinates me. I also very much like deities as personifications of the chaotic, absurd and uncontrollable forces that shape the world, I have enjoy playing with that thematically. So really, it could only be fantasy. I wanted absolutely anything I could possibly want to write to be possible within this world.
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
My laptop. My earbuds. A large glass of water plus a couple large water bottles for refills so I don’t have to leave the room.
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
I enjoy working out and exercising. Sometimes I also draw – primarily with charcoal because I like how dark and messy it is.
What formats are your books in?
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