About Andre Buitendag:
André Buitendag was born and raised in southern Africa, and now lives internationally as an educator and mentor. He is a published and award-winning writer, poet, dramatist, musician and painter – and teacher, mostly.
What inspires you to write?
Sharing my life experiences and being able to wordsmith them for readers' enjoyment and enlightenment inspires the visiting muse.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I enjoy many: the classic British writers such as Eliot, Dickens, Hartley and Woolf, as well as their contemporaries, such as Barnes, Powers, Bennett, Lessing, Fellowes and Fry, et al.
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing is a discipline that is enjoyable and productive. The momentum of creativity keeps me writing, and the pleasures of having spent time in constructive wordsmithing ensure the process is maintained.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, my characters confirm and inhabit the ideas that drive the narrative.
What advice would you give other writers?
Enjoy the process…
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did a lot of internet research and spoke to friends who are published authors. It seemed the best route was to self-publish while making submissions to traditional publishers…
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
People will always love books – the future is, literally, in their hands.
What genres do you write?: Literary Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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