About Iyana Jenna:
Iyana writes M/M short stories and novellas. Her works have been published by Evernight Publishing, JMS Books, Books to Go Now, Torquere Press, Bitten Press, Leap of Faith Publishing, Breathless Press, and Alfie Dog Fiction.
Iyana lives in Jakarta, a city famous for its traffic jams, a lot of cars and motorcycles, and people selling stuff on the roads. You can spend two hours on the road going to a place you can reach in half an hour in a normal situation. Thanks to the traffic jams, though, Iyana can come up with a lot of stories, mostly shorties, as she prefers to spend the time during her trips writing into her cell phone rather than sleeping.
Another thing Iyana loves is kitties. Right now she has three of them. Their names are Cil, Horus, and Betsy. When she doesn’t write, she plays with them, or they would play with her when she writes.
What inspires you to write?
My favorite actors.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually make a rough outline before I write just so I know where I’m going. But I might not follow that outline. I let my characters lead my way.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I usually think about the next scenes first before I write them down. That’s when I get to imagine what my characters will do or say.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t get distracted by reviews you get. Keep writing. Keep publishing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Actually it was my friend who pushed me not to let my stories simply kept in my hard drive and forgotten.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s going to still thrive in the future.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: M/M, LGBT, Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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