About Dimpra Kaleem:
I am an award winning amateur independent writer from New Zealand.
I started writing back in 2010 as an aid to recovery from cancer, and although fully recovered, I still write today as I love to loose myself within worlds of my own creation.
At the time of writing I have amassed over 150,000 readers world wide and I am humbled by the fact that they enjoy my work.
I consider myself a storyteller rather than a writer, and as such offer my work for free and hope you will excuse the odd grammatical error.
What inspires you to write?
The joy of creation, Taking a small idea and expanding it into a new world, or new person, and then finding that someone actually enjoys your ideas. The very notion of telling a story that no-one has ever heard before is one of this worlds small wonders.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have an idea that gets stuck in my head. I Get that idea out and onto the screen in front of me and then stare at said screen until my forehead bleeds. I drink too much coffee and wail and cry to my wife of how I cannot get any sense from this wonderful idea, an idea that is becoming less and less wonderful in my mind every day. Finally something clicks, and I manage to tie the whole thing up, and with a dramatic ‘THE END’ typed in large and unfriendly letters, I vow never to write another story EVER AGAIN!! – Then an idea gets stuck in my head…
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. Sometimes they are based on real people, or even a representation of my younger self, and sometimes I just have an opinion that I am too cowardly to express – This is when I invent a new character to do my dirty work for me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Have fun and do not pay for things such as,
Reviews – If you are good, people will tell you so.
Publishing – If you are good, people will want to publish you.
Ideas – If you are good…well, you can work out the last bit.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am an indie writer, so the cheapest and best way to get my work out there was to self publish and offer my work for free. I also use various sites that publish your work for free – It provides instant feedback on whether or not your work is well received.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Ebooks seem to be the way to go – for me anyway. Although hard copies do bring in the cash – if that’s what you are in this for,(there is no shame in this as we all like money)
Small independent sites that publish your wok for free are also becoming more and more popular – I myself am a reviewer for one such site having been invited to do so after having some success because of it.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, SciFi, Horror, Romance, Mystery.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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