About Gabriela Azevedo:
Born and raised in São Paulo – Brazil, I am a granddaughter, daughter, niece and cousin of writers, a fan of Oscar Wilde also, of course, so I could never do something different from it, right? I am also a manager in the marketing area.
My first novel was Ask my Ashes, available for Kindle both in Portuguese and English, I also write vampire tales and short stories.
Wanna know more? Read my stuff!
What inspires you to write?
I actually think everything can be a source of inspiration. Get out, take a walk in the streets and there is inspiration! But since I love to write about historical themes, even if the story takes place in the present, what inspires me the most can vary from movies and books from other authors, to archaeological finds and pieces of art.
Tell us about your writing process.
I´m not really an outliner, but once I start a novel, I like to already have at least a remote idea of how the ending would be like. It´s odd, I know, but if I have no idea of where I´m going, I´m not able to finish the book.
When I need some new idea I just sit or lay down, thinking bout nothing at the beginning, suddenly and naturally, ideas about what path the novel will follow starts to emerge.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I think writing is giving your characters a piece of your soul.
So between my characters and me what happens is not actually a conversation, but some sort of donation. Something I´ve never said to someone and would like to, some clothing I would love to wear, some place I would love to visit or something I would love to do, or someone I would love to meet, they can! And I am more than happy to give them the opportunity.
What advice would you give other writers?
Believe in yourself, have faith in your work, be thankful to every step you accomplish, never stop reading and keep yourself informed, know your public and give them what they want.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
With ‘Ask my Ashes’ I wanted to be published in the traditional way. But since I failed to do it, I decided to go indie. Not a very happy or successful story, but I should share it, because I´m not the only one and definitely won’t be the last person to face difficulties in publishing.
Today, I think self-publishing and ebooks are the future and now, I´m not sure I want my work to be 100% traditional.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
eBooks are here to stay because they are cheaper, easier to store and if you have a simple phone, you can read them from anywhere and anytime, without carrying a heavy book around.
I don´t think publishing houses will be extinct, but they will definitely have to adapt to this new era of self-publishing and best selling ebooks from indie authors.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, romance, historical, teen
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Gabriela Azevedo Page On Amazon
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