About Charlie Avinash Nicholas:
I have a passion for writing poetry and short stories. My motto is to always include at least a little bit of hope in the literature that I compose, even when I’m writing about heavy thematic material, because I don’t want to leave my readers without hope.
What inspires you to write?
Discovering the reality of hope, even through the most severe adversity.
Tell us about your writing process.
1) I never write outlines. After I have an overall idea of what I want to write, I sit in front of my desktop, open a word document, and I tend to sit there for a while. Typing the first sentence is usually the most difficult task for me to do.
2) Though I always have an overall story in my mind as I type, and I don’t stray from that structure, I tend to improvise a bit as I go from paragraph to paragraph. Why? As I delve into the psychology and interactions of my characters, I allow a part of me to travel with my characters in real time. This style is more exciting for me and this is a method which allows my stories to feel more realistic.
3) I write something creative at least once a week, many times I do it once a day. Instead of draining my creativity, my habit improves it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters but I do visualize them as I let their voice flow through me.
What advice would you give other writers?
1) Be courageous by being true to yourself but always listen to and consider constructive criticism since following advice can improve your writing.
2) Try to write something creative everyday. It doesn’t always have to be lengthy, it can even be one sentence.
3) If you self-edit, re-read your document multiple times and read it slowly before you publish it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
1) I published paperback copies of my book through Createspace. I did this because it is 100% free to publish with them. They will also distribute your book for free.
2) I also published digital copies of my book through Kindle because it’s 100% free to publish with them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think digital books will remain popular yet I think that there will always be a place for physical books when it comes to those which are for entertainment. However, I believe that there’s a good chance for textbooks to become solely digital since physical copies are normally quite pricey.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, Drama, Poetry
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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