About Nyla Nox:
Nyla Nox leads an exciting double life.
She writes novels and articles about ‘high finance’ in London, the dark heart of capitalism.
‘Graveyards of the Banks’ trilogy, ‘I did it for the money’, volume 1, 2015, Athens Publishers
Nyla Nox is one of Joris Luyendijk’s ‘Voices of Finance’ in the London Guardian.
She also writes articles about the secret lives inside the Big Banks in various magazines.
Nyla also writes stories about fantastic creatures.
What inspires you to write?
I always dreamed about writing fantastic stories about remote galaxies, but I’m writing the fantastic and sometimes scary stories that happened in my own life. But maybe that’s not so different anyway – my inner universe is quite exciting.
But really, as a writer, I write all the time and everything inspires me, something as small as a fleck on the wall (what’s your story?) or the fate of a continent.
Tell us about your writing process.
I always make a big plan but I am unable to follow it.
My books appear in my mind in a specific shape that reveals itself through the writing process.
Basically, the book is already there, I need to uncover it.
What this means is that I write with what I call the ‘patchwork’ method – I write the ‘bit’ that shows itself to me on any given day. Like a hunter, I have to stalk my writing.
Upside: everything I write is fresh, exciting, passionate.
Downside: at some point I do have to put it all together.
Most difficult point: at the end of the book creating process when I have to hold the whole book in my mind in order to shape the macro structure.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I write them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write where your unconscious process leads you.
That will happen anyway.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been published by a big name publisher under a different pen name in a different genre. But this book was ‘too hot to handle’. I had to find a plucky small publisher who really supports me. I recommend it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Heavens, the future?
I hope that we will be able to publish the books we want to write and read.
As few restrictions as possible.
I also hope that my kind of book will find more readers more easily.
But who knows? A few decades ago, the present publishing scene was unimaginable.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary fiction, science fiction, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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