About Robin Bonzon:
Robin Bonzon lives in the Bronx with her husband and young son. She has a long, successful career in Digital Marketing and has been a passionate writer since the age of 5. When she's not working or writing, she's watching horror movies with her husband, reading anything she can get her hands on, and spending time with her family.
What inspires you to write?
I've loved to read and had stories floating through my head since I was four years old. My Aunt Sue always supported me and gave me limitless paper to write down my stories, and I've never stopped.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a pantser, not a plotter. I have an idea or a character that starts to take form in my head, and when I'm ready, I just sit down and start typing. I write fast, sometimes finishing a first draft of a full length novel in a couple of weeks, and then I start going back and finding the places where I say 'that' too often, or where the dialogue is choppy. I usually have five or six rounds of edits (I actually do a complete rewrite when I edit because it's easier for me) before I'm finished.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are very real to me. I know everything about them, and I understand why writing series has become such a big thing – you don't want to let go once you fall in love.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up, and don't take it personally. If you take every rejection to heart, you'll kill yourself, and if you give up after 100 or 200, you'll never get anywhere. Try 10s of 1000s. Then, maybe you can start to wonder if you should pursue something else, or maybe just try a new story.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I've worked with publishers, and I've helped edit for other publishers. I've helped people self-publish, and I decided that self-publishing was the way to go. I don't owe an agent or publishing company anything and the royalties are higher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Paper books aren't going anywhere – I still buy them. The digital world speaks for itself – even though not everything self-published in the digital world is properly edited or necessarily a great story, user reviews and the ability to go through book recommendations with a fine tooth comb still allows us to pick out the gems and let everything else fall aside. It will eventually work itself out.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: erotic romance, paranormal romance, horror, supernatural, YA, dystopian, romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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