I am a photographer who specializes in black & white, nature, and closeup images. My other occupations include social media blogging and coaching, and French instruction. I have self-published 10 books, recorded a spoken word CD, and written two plays. For a while, I also was a journalist and art critic.
(Yes, I am a busy bee. 😉 )
What inspires you to write?
Pretty much everything I see. Life is a wonderful subject!
Tell us about your writing process.
This may make you smile, but most of my ideas come to me in the bathroom when I am taking showers.
Usually, a title pops up in my mind. It is then quickly followed by a concept or an idea. As soon as I am dry enough, I write a quick outline on a good old piece of paper and then start typing in a Word document. The rest is just about going with the flow.
However, I am a very slow writer — actually the slowest I know. And writer's block harasses me very often.
In a nutshell, I am not your typical writer. I am more of an anomaly in the field, I think. 😉
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't try to be perfect. Show instead of telling.
To understand the writing process, try emulating your favorite author's style.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the self-publishing way because I am a very independent person. I like making my decisions and working on my own. I am also acquainted with a few stellar professionals who help me with design and editing. And I do not hesitate to ask for help.
Self-publishing is not for everyone. If you are not willing to give your 110% all the time, especially when it comes to marketing and promotion, it will not work for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's a difficult question to answer.
Five or six years ago, people said that ebooks would replace physical books. But it hasn't happened yet. And honestly, I don't think it ever will.
I think that fewer and fewer authors will rely on traditional publishers. The latter will eventually be forced to reconsider the way they approach the market.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Poetry, social media, and photography
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.