Sabine A. Reed is a fantasy author. Two of her fantasy novellas, The Black Orb and Ashuliya, have been published by Uncial Press. Her self-published books are Serpentine Love and The Demon Mages (Book 1 in The Power of Three Trilogy). Her blog Writing and Publishing Resource is meant as a guide for new writers who are discovering that the path to publication can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be lonely.
What inspires you to write?
I have always loved to read, and writing is just an extension of my love for the written word.
Tell us about your writing process.
After I envision a story, I do a complete outline chapter by chapter. This helps me firm the plot and spot any flaws or slow-moving portions. I do end up making a lot of changes when I write, and I don’t always stick to the outline, but it helps me to know by beginning, middle and end before I start writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Ha Ha! I wish I could talk to these people who seem so real to me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write because you love it. Write if you think it’s the best use of your time. Write because you are compelled to give shape to your stories. There is no guarantee of success so you better love the process.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published two of my fantasy novellas with Uncial Press, but later decided to self-publish my new series The Power of Three. I like the control that self-publishing gives me. The success is mine, and so is the failure. But I did hire a cover designer and an editor before self-publishing The Demon Mages, and I would highly recommend every self-published author to do the same.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
E-books are the future. And thanks to Amazon, self-publishing is here to stay.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?