About Paylie Roberts:
Born in communist Poland, Paylie Roberts moved to America due to her Father’s exile from his homeland. Now a US citizen, Paylie recognized parallels between communist Poland and America today while researching her Polish roots and the reasons for her family’s immigration to America.
What inspires you to write?
I wrote my first fiction book on a whim, and after receiving some amazing feedback, and being referred to as an author, I realized that people enjoyed my story telling. So I wrote a second book, though in the midst of it, I came up with several ideas for other books. Three books down and about seven in my head right now, I keep writing because people seem to keep asking for more.
Tell us about your writing process.
Usually a story forms in my head. As I do daily life stuff the story just keeps unraveling until I finally can’t hold it all in my head anymore and I fear that I will forget what I want to write, so I sit down and just start typing. Once I feel everything is out on type and I won’t forget, then I go back and re-organize, re-write, research, and edit.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t get discouraged. Think of writing as a hobby that you get to enjoy doing, then sharing the final work of art with everyone else.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After reading horror story after horror story of rejection letters to amazing authors, I decided not to waste my time with finding a publisher. And with self publishing being so easy, I decided to just do it myself. Figured if anyone was interested they would buy my books regardless if I was self published or by someone else.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that with technology advancing, publishing companies are going to have to become very creative if they want to continue making profits. I also think there’s going to be a natural split off for good self published books, and the mediocre self published books, where readers will be easily able to find quality books even if they are self published.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: non fiction and dystopian fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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