About Hanne Arts:
What inspires you to write?
I can be inspired by anything at any given time. I do not write regularly, but instead wait for ideas to come and then can be computer-bound for several days in a row (I usually work on the computer).
Tell us about your writing process.
I make a rough outline in order to know and remember where my story will end up. I also make plans for some of the chapters that I know will be vital in furthering the story. For the rest, I write as it comes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course I talk to my characters! In my head, they are real people and they come alive as soon as I set pen to paper or drag myself in front of my laptop. It is essential to know your characters to the closest detail in order to be able to write about them as if they were in a room with you.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read as much as you can – subconsciously you might pick up what you like about the books you read and incorporate these things into your own writing. Also, do a lot – experience life! That way, you have something to write about. And lastly, live with rejection. It is an inevitable part of a writer’s life, and remember that even world-famous authors have received piles and piles of them. Meanwhile, never stop editing. Revision is the key to success!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After about a year of research and an Excel sheet comparing hundreds of different options, I finally decided to self-publish. Not only would this allow me to decide on my own cover (which absolutely loved to do!), but also the price, and everything else that comes alongside publishing. It also provided for the highest royalties, as traditional publishers (or publishing through an agent) take a large cut.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think hardcopy books will continue to be around as long as people like me prefer them over ebooks. I also think traditional publishers will stick around, although they will most likely be forced to give bigger shares to the authors in order to compete with all the other options now available to authors.
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Fictional Memoir, Psychological
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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