About Shytei Corellian:
By the time Shytei Corellian graduated highschool, she’d spent a year at university and begun work on three novels. With writing as her life, jobs became necessary hobbies. From barista to ski lift operator, firefighter to martial arts instructor, she’s traveled from state to state, job to job, the only constant a pet laptop. As a Qi Gong and Meditation Instructor, she holds a bachelors in Spiritual Counseling and is working on her Masters in Metaphysical Science. Author of the award-winning short, The Wolves, she is also the writer of one original feature length screenplay and two adaptations. Documenting memories of other lives in novel form, she is the author of the Leader of Legend series soon to be released through VIZIA Publishing over the next three years, with fifteen more novels in the works. She lives in Park City, Utah.
What inspires you to write?
Inspiration comes through dreams, visions, memories. For the most part these inspirations arrive spontaneously. Sometimes, they are brought back into my awareness through other artistic mediums be that novels, films, or music.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tolkein. Ursula K. Leguin. Tolstoy. I fell in love with The Mortal Instruments a few years back by Cassandra Claire.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have quite literally always been a writer. I began writing short things at age five, and wrote my first short story at age nine. I write from memories of other lives and other worlds. I have never written an outline or developed a character. I write them and the story as it comes to me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them tell their story. Sometimes I will be shown a scene, like a movie in my head. As I sit down to write that scene the rest of the movie begins to unfold in my mind. Often, this reel will stop and sometimes a "story" will sit for years before the next episode arrives in my awareness.
What advice would you give other writers?
Do you. I have been told hundreds of times "how" I should write. Every time I tried to do it the way "they" said to do it, I failed. So I stopped listening to what others said about how to do it and followed my own internal and natural guidance and flow.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After querying agents for years and years and only once getting passed the one page query stage I finally self-published. First through a couple print on demand publishers, then through Amazon. Last October, I signed with VIZIA Publishing, Visionary Fiction, and I am over the moon to be with a company who is such a perfect fit for my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
For better or worse, publishing has moved to digital. The book stores, like video stores, are closing or already closed. I will always love the feel and smell of holding and reading an actual book. I think they will always be around, but yes, it is all becoming more mobile and less dense, and that means digital.
What genres do you write?: Visionary Fiction/Metaphysical Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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