About Dew Pellucid:
Dew Pellucid is the pen name of Tal Boldo (Tal being the Hebrew word for Dew, and Dew being an Echo's name). The novel won 5 book awards, and the audiobook was recorded by award-winning narrator, B.J. Harrison. Tal also writes for adults, under the pen name, E.L. Neve. Her novel, Looking Glass Friends, won 14 book awards, and she recorded the audiobook herself.
What inspires you to write?
Music and poetry. I love language and love to get lost a world created by words.
Tell us about your writing process.
In a story nothing happens by accident. First I have to have a special idea. And then I'll think about it for years. And then finally I'll plot it. And several months later I'll write it. And then I'll leave the manuscript for a year. And finally final–I'll come back to it and read it without remembering any of it. And then I'll edit it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters talk to me, if I did a good job imagining them fully beforehand. And if they don't talk, I know I'm not ready to write about them.
What advice would you give other writers?
For me, reading a lot in preparation for becoming a writer was most helpful.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I first tested the waters with literary agents. But I decided to self-publish in the end. It gave me more creative control. After all, I am not writing in order to make money but because it makes me happy.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There's a lot of good mixed in with the bad. Author's can reach out to readers directly. A niche book can find an audience. But the marketplace has a stronger voice now. Books don't have to pass a quality bar, so long as readers are willing to read them. But literature isn't easy to read, it's not fun in a meaningless way. So what will happen to literature if the bar for success is a sales ranking?
What genres do you write?: Teen fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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