About April Robinson:
April Robinson is an author, who holds a BS in Psychology. She mainly writes poetry and short stories. As a person who knows what it feels like to suffer from anxiety and depression she set out to develop knowledge of human behavior to not only gain a better understanding of herself but also others as well. Through her firsthand experience, she aims to provide the public with short stories that emphasize on the difficulties of mental illness. Despite her main focus, she refuses to limit her writing to one category because her thinking is of higher magnitude. Thus, she is inspired to write about anything, pertaining to life experiences. Her goal is to continue to grow as a writer by working harder on lengthening her storylines in hopes of exceeding short stories.
April Robinson resides in New York City with her Husband, son, and daughter. Along with her love for writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, some outdoor fun, fitness, and absorbing information through her observations.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration is pretty simple, I am inspired by everyday experiences internal and external.In other words, I may be inspired by others and their life challenges or inspired by my very own. I like to observe and take bits and pieces out of a situation(s) and turn into a written piece.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process involves free writing. I am fueled mostly by my emotions, and because my emotions shift I am often left stuck with a lot of unfinished pieces. My technique is to never throw any of them away, I save them and work on them at a later date. An example is when I am writing poetry; I am currently working on a more inspirational piece that demonstrates strength, and encouragement. At times I don’t feel my best so I use other avenues to shift my mood, such reading positive quotes, or I make it my priority to write whenever I feel my best.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I wrote my first Mystery, I felt like I was each of the characters and I had to talk to myself in order to shift into a didn’t tone. It was more like auditioning for a TV role, I tried my best to become who I was writing about, which was tough.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to other writers is to learn from each piece you write. Having patience is the best advice; I still can use some more patience, but I am still growing. Read other authors work, it inspires you and helps sharpen your writing skills. We all can learn from each other!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was easy for me to decide to self-publish because I knew I didn’t have the money to publish with a publisher. If I could choose to publish with a publisher I don’t think I would have because I like the idea of doing everything myself. I would advise new authors to explore other authors failures and success stories. Try to obtain as much information as you can from others who have been doing it for some time. Be attentive, watch other author’s techniques and explore how well they are doing, such as viewing their stats. I like to take notes, I watch how other authors promote their ebooks.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am uncertain but from the looks of it, it seems that most people are enjoying digital formatting than paperbacks. Sometimes I wonder if paperback books will become obsolete.
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Mystery, Teen and Young Adult, Self-Help, fiction and non-fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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