About L.K. Reppo:
L.K. REPPO is the author of mystery and fantasy stories that often include psychological and supernatural twists. He writes under a variety of pseudonyms. He is a lover of nature and the outdoors, but also takes a keen interest in the complexities of human beings. He enjoys good music, roses, and computer technology. The author is also a musician and songwriter and plays a variety of musical instruments.
His books include “The Casket”, “Anjel-The Agresian Enchantress.” and “Little Soot.”
What inspires you to write?
The need to create and the joy of sharing the written word with someone else who may enjoy reading it. My books make you think.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with only a shell. Usually I have the first scene and the last. Then I start writing, keeping the central theme in mind, and let the characters take me where they want me to go. If they get out of line, I gently nudge them back onto the right path.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They generally become a part of my life during the period that the book is being written. I talk about them as if they exist. Together with a beta-reader, we often try to unpack how a character will react to a situation or try to establish a character’s feelings at a given moment. It’s a form of creative madness but great fun because we are free to make or break a character. I’ve had good guys turn bad with the scribble of a pen.
What advice would you give other writers?
It’s a rat-race out there. Listen to yourself and try to develop with each word you write. It’s lonely. When you talk to yourself, try to be polite and make sense. The world will compare you to others. Be brave and be yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
This is a thorny issue. Look at your own situation and decide what is best for you. Trad. publishing has its benefits and pitfalls. Self-publishing is hard work and the only support you have, is yourself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will grow for as long as there are those that love to read. Readers are the lifeblood of authors. So help Reppo to grow by giving his works a read.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, mystery, adventure, literature, supernatural, human drama
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print