About Inna Rothmann:
I have worked in various fields- from language arts teaching to financial project management, however I always enjoyed writing. It took me almost 10 years to become a professional writer though, when in-between my jobs a few years ago I was looking at part-time positions that would give me a decent living while allowing to stay at home most of the time. Freelance writing was my first choice and after a first short writing project, which I did almost for free just to get good recommendations, I started getting more offers. After a successful writing year, I realized it would be great to write something of my own. That’s how my first short book was born. Currently I live in Dubai and am working on Dubai residence guide.
What inspires you to write?
Big cities with their noise and buzz and people of all sorts. Yes, people with their complex or often simple inner world is what fascinates me. I love pretentiousness of urban citizens who often define themselves by what they wear/drive/listen to. People of today are so diverse and at the same time so oversimplistic it is fascinating. I love listening to people talk on a bus, in a cafe, in the elevator, on the street and these short out-of-context conversations (or, often, monologues) are the most wonderful insights into the modern humanity one can get.
Tell us about your writing process.
There are these moments between seconds when suddenly everything becomes so clear that you can’t believe it ever could be otherwise. The hours of procrastination disappear and you manage to do everything in a matter of minutes. Some people call it inspiration; I call it returning to your original self. My apologies if it seems vague and snobbish, but it more or less describes my writing style.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just do it. Whatever has been holding you is in your head, so leave out your fears of failure and write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published my first book to check how things really work and what is needed to publish a book, that’s why I did everything myself- from formatting to cover creation. It has been a great experience and I recommend everyone who wishes to become a published author to go through this, it will teach you patience and will make you really think carefully about your every step.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I see the shift from self-publishing back to the traditional methods. Everyone got a voice now, and it’s becoming too much. It is not easy to stand out among thousands of other self-published authors and I think the trend of self-publishing will slowly decline with more professional services being more valued.
What genres do you write?: non-fiction, self-help, fashion, lifestyle
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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