About Mala Spina:
Dreamer of adventures and dauber of digital canvases.
I love fantasy and action literature, Altro Evo project is my way to come out of all the stories that are buzzing in my head.
I’m also passionate about graphics and digital illustration.
What inspires you to write?
I wanted a real time adventure story, with ant-heroes as protagonists. Here in Italy, we have truly magical cities that seem to come from a fantasy sword and sorcery world. I always wanted to write about stories in places like this.
So it was born the old town and its strange inhabitants.
I’m a fan of Lyon Sprague De Champ, so his novels inspired me.
Tell us about your writing process.
My stories are often intricate and investigative, so I’m forced to have well studied plots before starting. I often have a detailed outline with the description of actions e characters.
I rely on notes and Word.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to to put myself in the characters … jokes come more easily.
What advice would you give other writers?
As Robert De Niro said in “Ronin”: Lady, I never walk into a place I don’t know how to walk out of.
So you got to have a plan for your idea, than write it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
From the beginning, I was sure of using self publishing, I had planned a series of self-contained books and I wanted to manage by myself all things that it would take.
Since I started to write Altro Evo I wrote them in italian language, now I would like to know what will happen to translate them in english! I hired a professional translator and “Kafra the Magnificent” is the first release.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that Self Publishing and digital publishing in general will grow up more and more.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Fantasy Humorous Sword and Sorcery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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