About Angel Sanchez:
Angel Sanchez was born and raised in Mexico and now lives in New York. The father of three young children, he and his wife guide small groups of travelers to destinations around the world.
What inspires you to write?
Call me crazy, but I hear voices and feel compelled to jot down what they’re saying. Some belong to characters, others are the voice of the narrator trying to weave them together.
Tell us about your writing process.
I begin in longhand and write furiously, then edit in the retyping phase. I’m especially comfortable writing in empty cathedrals or out on the centerstrip that separates the uptown and downtown sides of Broadway on the Upper West Side of New York, where we live. Both cathedrals and busy streets open the imagination because something else is going on that kind of takes the pressure off the need to be “creative” on a schedule.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
As mentioned above, I listen.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing, and don’t edit until the draft is complete. I believe it was Richard Price, a great novelist, who once told an interviewer that he never knows from one paragraph to the next where the narrative is going. That may be overstated, but he’s onto something. Overthinking a plot kills it dead.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Null & Void Publishing convinced me that direct-to-Kindle was forward-looking. In the absence of a commercial editor, you just have to be sure you get honest guidance from at least a small circle of readers before you publish. If you can ignore the opinions of friends afraid to say anything unflattering, you may get better feedback than even a competent commercial publisher can provide.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Troubled. Books are getting read and books are getting written (more than ever). The challenge for a floundering commercial press is to figure out a business model that keeps the industry alive. Pop music is in the same bind. It’s amazing to realize that Fifty Shades of Gray was first published as an e-book before the industry wised up and grabbed it, realizing that its appeal greatly outweighed the clumsy writing.
What genres do you write?: nonfiction, memoir
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Angel Sanchez Page On Amazon
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