About Kendrah Molnar:
Kendrah lives in Ashtabula County, Ohio with her two sons and their devil-like dog. She would love to say that she spend her time with family and friends, taking long walks on the beach, and reading literary epics. She would love to say that, but in actual fact, she spends most of her time cleaning up after the aforementioned sons and dog and watching Netflix.
What inspires you to write?
I’m not sure inspired is the right word for what happened to me. I’m a big reader and there was a book I wanted to read but sadly nobody had written it. I even tried to get several friends who write regularly to write it for me, but, in the end, I had to do it myself.
Tell us about your writing process.
Seat of my pants, all the way. Also, obsessively. Once I decided to write this, that was all I did. One morning, I woke up thinking I couldn’t wait to get back to the book I was reading to find out what happened next only to realize that I wasn’t reading a book, I was writing it and until I put pen to paper I had no idea what was going to happen. This “technique” leads to a very long editing process, but I couldn’t have done it any other way.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
More often than not, I find myself fighting with my characters. Okay, maybe not fighting, but definitely arguing. Sometimes they want to do the dumbest things. They want you to focus on things that have nothing to do with the thing I think are important. Sometimes they win, sometimes I win…always there is a lot of rewriting.
What advice would you give other writers?
I’m sure this will be the most common response. Write it. Don’t let yourself talk yourself out of it. The only way out is through.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve always been a rule follower….real rules and the unwritten rules I make up. It seemed to me that if I was going to go to the trouble of writing, rewriting and editing this thing that the final step was publishing it. I didn’t give that part of it much thought…until my hand was hovering over the mouse button when it was time to click “publish”. Then I second guessed it a lot. I’m not one hundred percent certain my hand didn’t slip in the end, but I’m sure I would have pushed it on purpose eventually.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope that self-publishing becomes more mainstream than publishing houses. I hope that the days where someone else decides what books are available to me are over.
What genres do you write?: sci-fi/fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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