Claire Amber is a young artist and literature enthusiast that seeks to perfect her craft and share her visions with the world. Her out-of-the-box way of thinking and immensely high levels of imagination will leave you wondering how someone was even able to think up the things you will see in her work. Having a thing for monster erotica, mystery and adventure, she mixes all three of those ingredients to bake some weird and high calorie cupcakes of literature and art.
What inspires you to write?
My dreams and music are my biggest inspiration suppliers. I write because I want others to see what I see and because it’s fun.
Tell us about your writing process.
First I develop an idea and write down notes of events that will happen as the plot progresses. I don’t usually follow the notes strictly. It’s just for when I forget what should happen next. After that I write down information for my characters in Scrivener, the program I use to write, and also do that for places where the characters are going to go in the novel. It’s very important to be consistent. Before Scrivener, when I’d forget what the name of a place or character was, I’d have to go searching for it in the text. Scrivener spares me that time. Plus, I love the feature of changing words with others when compiling my text. If I decide to change a character’s name in the end, I don’t have to go through all the trouble to search for it and change every single word that mentions that name. Plus, the program enables me to compile my book in all the formats people need to read on their Kindles and tablets. It’s just awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who writes to make their writing process easier.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I usually put myself in the position of the main character and talk to the others through writing. Sometimes I like to talk to them through my mind even, but that’s mostly when I’m bored or in the shower.
What advice would you give other writers?
I advise you to take the indie route – read a few books on marketing your novel and go publish your book. It’s really not as hard as it seems, but it really takes time to build a following if you’re new in the business, so don’t be discouraged when you see you’re doing everything you can, but you’re not getting the results you wanted. As an author and reader, you should understand that it’s very hard for people to take risks when it comes to new indie authors. Give it some time, be patient and keep writing. You’ll get better, you’ll have more experience and you’ll have more to offer readers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose the indie route because I couldn’t wait so long just to see if my book was rejected or not and because I don’t want editors messing with my work and making changes I don’t approve of. Grammar, vocabulary and consistency is vital and should be checked by a professional, but I don’t want to have anything to do with: “People like this and that. Change this and that to make it publishable.” No. Those are my words and if people like them, great, if not, that’s fine with me. We can’t please everyone. I publish what I want people to read, not what my publisher and editor think will make people want to read it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s awesome! I’ve always wanted to publish a book, but when I was little, there was no indie publishing and my parents would keep discouraging me. Now I’m able to publish my book and show it to the world without anyone or anything getting in my way. God bless ebooks and indie publishing.
What genres do you write?
Fiction, Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction
What formats are your books in?
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