About Robin Murarka:
Robin Murarka was born in Canada in 1980 and now resides in Sydney, Australia. After a successful career as a self-employed entrepreneur, Robin dedicated himself to his passion of storytelling in 2009.
Robin’s interest in history, psychology and science heavily influences his writing style. His storytelling is elegantly simple, allowing complex and uncompromisingly realistic characters and themes to be universally enjoyed. ‘Akin’ is Robin’s debut novel, published and released in Australia in July 2014.
What inspires you to write?
I love writing stories to create universes and most importantly, characters. I love interesting characters, their development, and their actions.
Tell us about your writing process.
I generally go with my feelings and write when I become inspired. Luckily, I have a good knack for knowing when a story is worth pursuing, and my brain is pretty consistently interested in it (even over years).
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, I do not. It all seems to happen in my mind as their universe exists inside there, so I let them react to it and scribble it down.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you have a story to tell, take the time to ensure it is grammatically as perfect as you can get it and edited as efficiently as possible. There are always going to be typos and errors in every finished product, but minimizing it to the degree that the reader knows you worked really hard to make their experience enjoyable is extremely important.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The landscape is changing, and the line between independent works and traditionally published works is blurring. I wanted full and absolute creative control over every aspect of ‘Akin’, and will continue to demand that in anything I output. I therefore chose to independently publish, and am happy to have done so.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t have much of an opinion on this, although I am glad it is easier for readers and writers to connect without relying on third parties.
\What genres do you write?: Literary fiction injected into everything else, whether it be historical, fantasy or science fiction.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print