About Candy Ann:
Candy Ann is an American author from Akron, Ohio. She was born May 29, 1992 to a middle class family. Candy has published one book so far and is currently working on her second to be published. Ann had began writing poetry at an early age. Writing poetry helped her cope with her stepfather passing away in 2004.
Miss Candy has received many rewards such as certificates for her poetry. She had previously been published in numerous of places when she was in Jr High (Middle School) and Elementary school. Ann had been published in the “Akron Beacon Journal” and the “Suburban Night local newspaper”; along with multiple poetry websites for her outstanding writing performance. Candy also got her very first hardback book published in the year 2005 while in Middle school for a poetry project.
What inspires you to write?
I got inspired to write poetry by my grandmother to write when I was 12 years old. She began to buy me empty hardcover journals to write down my feelings , thoughts , and poems into.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m an outliner type of writer. I will write down my thoughts or pieces part of a poem I thought of onto something. Usually into a blank notebook or my cellphone in the “Note Pad application” I have installed. I will do this before writing them down into one of my hardcover journals my grandma had bought me years ago; and before typing it up on my laptop for my future book.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would suggest to build a brand, build up your name or alias. Twitter accounts work wonders for promoting. Always proof read your work before you decide to publish it. And never take any negative feedback negative criticism seriously.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I didn’t quite fully understand the whole self-publishing thing, but I gave it a shot anyhow. I thought to myself, “What will it hurt?”. Self-publishing my first book, I had fun, but I wish I would have spent a little more time on it first before publishing it. I advise new authors to never rush into publishing a book right away, always proof read, read, and double check before hand.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m not quite sure about the future of book publishing and or how things will be or might even change in the future. But I don’t plan on always self-publishing. I do want to get at least one of my books in the future published by a professional publishing company.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Candy Ann Page On Amazon
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