About L. Salt:
My pen name is L. Salt and I am an emerging, multi-genre writer from the UK. I studied History of World Culture and did Master’s Degree in Art Expertise at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts.
I was born in Belarus and have lived for many years in Ukraine and Russia, then finally settled down in the North of England, where I currently live with my husband. My interest in writing dates back to my teenage years. Apart from creative writing, I have a passion for travelling, arts, history, and foreign languages.
My debut novella “His Personal Reich” was release in April 2018 by Crazy Ink Publication. My novel “The Ways We Follow”, a futuristic urban drama was released on in May 2018 by Wild Dreams Publishing. My second novella, a thriller/mystery story “Legacy of the Iron Eagle” will come out 24th February. My short stories appeared in different anthologies and magazines, both on-line and in print.
What inspires you to write?
Pretty much everything—travels, history, music, arts, politics, everyday life.
Tell us about your writing process.
Normally, I write down a general idea first, then make a plan (something like scenes' sequence). Sometimes, I write from the beginning to the end. Sometimes, I write different (incoherent) chapters/scenes and then put them together during editing.
I would love to create my characters' sketches, but I can't draw. I mean–at all. I have a Pinterest account where I "scavenge" for characters' images I can find there:))
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Sometimes, it seems to me my characters are so talkative that it's difficult to shut them up;)))
Normally when I start to write a story, I have its beginning and its end, but very rare I know how it suppose to develop. My characters "help" me to develop it. I have a feeling that the story writes itself.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write something what you're passionate about, something you would like to learn more. You'll find out that there are lots of people here who are passionate about the same things.
I've learned many exciting things, researching for my books.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
For such an inexperience author like me, an independent traditional publisher was a better option. My publishers do all the “hard” job for me, such us editing, proofreading, formatting, promotion, graphics/trailers, etc. I feel more comfortable, working with the professionals who’re always ready to give advice, share experience, guide through the process, whereas I can focus on more creative things like writing itself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think indie publishing and self-publishing will pick up the speed and develop even more.
Unfortunately, I can see the decline of paperbacks in the future.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: thriller, action, mystery, speculative history, drama, sci-fi, magical realism
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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