About Lade Saint:
Lade Saint was born and raised in Houston, Texas. From an early age, she adored writing and started out mostly writing poetry and short stories. Her loves include her pets, horror movies, the supernatural and all things that cannot be explained. In her opinion, nothing is more interesting than the experience of life.
What inspires you to write?
Feelings. I am a mood based writer. Inspiration has come to me out of the blue- in the middle of my work day, traveling or even just sleeping. I noticed that when inspiration strikes me, I stop and take detailed notes of what I am feeling in that moment. When I get to a place where I can write, I pull out my notes and take myself to the place I was when the inspiration struck. Most of my inspiration turned into poems and a couple of fiction stories that remain unfinished.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have never been a outline kind of writer. Writing to me comes as a feeling of inspiration. Whenever I get this feeling, no matter where I am, I make it a point to stop and write down the ideas that come to me. I have been known to get up in the middle of the night during the work week and write out a few chapters. When I am tuned in, I feel that my writing speaks to the reader and you get a sense of my emotion and state of mind. I feel like writing should be as if you are having a private conversation with the reader and they can without exception, step into your shoes and see what you are describing in your words. I have not done sketches as of yet- but I feel that it’s maybe something I should explore as many people are visual creatures and visuals can only enhance the reader’s experience.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to writers is don’t give up! I have had many bout of writer’s block that occurred at different times while writing my book. Writer’s block made me feel as I should stop and give up- but then the inspiration came back and the words flowed out of my pen as if I never stopped. There are no deadlines except for the ones you give yourself. Writing a book can take weeks, months or even years but do not give up! Keep on writing and when you are done, the reward of realizing your accomplishment cannot be beat. In my opinion, it is a feeling that cannot be beat!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I came to the decision to publish my book due to the encouragement of a dear friend who is a successful published author. He believed there was an audience out there would be interested in the topic of my book. While my book is of true experiences, I was hesitant to share such an intimate part of me. It took me a while to realize that maybe my book could help a lot of people out there who were struggling just like me and maybe needed some encouragement from someone who has been there and experienced that. So I took a leap of faith and self published my book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self- publishing is a good thing. It is not as easy as it as seems, but anything worth doing is worth doing well. There is a plethora of tools available on the internet to make even the most novice of writers into experienced ones. Even with all this technology, there is something nostalgic in printed books and their smell from sitting on a shelf in a library, waiting to pull in the next person into their pages.
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Mystery Thriller
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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