About Kayla Krantz:
I am a 21-year-old Indie author fascinated in all things dark and macabre- many of my works reflect this. I draw my inspiration from Stephen King, and I have my entire life. I have been writing since the age of 4, and I’m not going to be stopping anytime soon!
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired to write by dreams or music. I often get random ideas throughout the day from things that I would not expect.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write everything down on paper first. I write two drafts in paper and pen alone before I even attempt to move it to a computer. Blank computer screens are a downer and cannot compare to the lovely scratching sound of a pen. Occasionally, I use my typewriter for parts of the draft as well.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are extensions of my mind. In order to communicate with them, I let them live their lives and I document them. What kind of a person are they? How do they live their lives outside of the story? What makes them unique?
What advice would you give other writers?
I would say to never give up. It is important to love your writing for yourself and not for others. There will always be critics that don’t like your writing because it’s not their cup of tea. Don’t let that get you down. If you’re happy with your writing, be proud because that in itself is an accomplishment!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I always dreamed of being a published author. I tried for years to go the traditional route of submitting to agents, but my works fall in a range that is darker than their tastes. That is why I sprung for self-publishing. Do not be afraid to take your own route when it comes to writing. Anything is possible!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that books will always be an important staple in the creativity of people and will always have a place in this world no matter what.
What genres do you write?: Horror, Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction, New Adult, Young Adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Kayla Krantz Home Page Link
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