About Edmond Sanganyado:
Edmond Sanganyado is an ardent blogger, addicted bookworm and apparently a writer. He lives in California with his stunning wife, two smart sons and a stressful load of graduate research project.
What inspires you to write?
I write from my experiences, the things I see, hear or do. I am a selfish writer, I write for myself. I write about the things I want to learn, the things I do not know and the lessons I learned. In short, I write to encourage myself and when I am encouraged, everyone else who reads what I write is also uplifted.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am both an outliner and a seat of the pants writer. I outline the whole manuscript by scribbling in a loose sheets of paper. These papers often bulge my pants and the discomfort reminds me to start feeling up the skeleton with flesh. On a fancy day, I draw up my outline on a white board in my son’s room.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, especially when you do not feel like it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I always wanted to be published by a traditional publisher, I still do. Unfortunately, I do not have a good enough platform to get a book contract. I like self-publishing because it helps me understand writing only is just the beginning.
If you are a new author with a good platform and strong online presence do not hesitate trying traditional publishers. Do not let the flood of rejection letters drown you, more are still coming. If traditional publishing fails you can try self-publishing. The only rejection you will experience is when no one buys your book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Even though I like traditional publishing, very soon it will belong to the past. Self-publishing is taking over and there are more innovations coming along. Writers will do themselves a great service if they write with the innovations in mind.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Christian Living
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print