About Corine Toren:
I am a recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara, with a major in Global Studies. However, I’ve always been passionate about writing, and I am hoping to make writing a full-time career. Even though my book, “Dear Mom & Dad, I Have Anxiety” is nonfiction, I am looking forward to writing mostly fiction in the future. Additionally, besides writing, I also enjoy yoga, baking, exercise, and learning foreign languages.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by my passion to write. I love writing, so that keeps me going. I also love to tell stories and make people feel some type of emotion. I also enjoy the creativity and imagination that comes with writing. You can be anyone you want to be when you write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually like to make an outline before I really get into the writing. I try to write somewhere quiet, either in my home, or at a nice coffeeshop. I also like to set goals. Everyday when I write, I tell myself, “Today, I’m going to write this many words or work on this piece of the chapter.” Setting goals always helps me finish what I want to work on.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice would be to just sit down and write. Write and write and write and write. Don’t just your writing, just keep going. You can fix it all later!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my book because I knew that it would be very difficult for me to go through the process of getting a literary agent and a traditional publisher. My book is very short, and so many agents are turned off by that. I also like that self-publishing enables you to publish your book any way you want and price it the way you like. I was very eager to send a message through my book, so it was important for me to just get the word out, rather than waiting for a traditional publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of book publishing will be a majority of self-published authors. It seems like people are buying less and less physical printed books. Ebooks are definitely the future!
What genres do you write?: nonfiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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