About Tina Collins:
Tina Collins is a published fiction writer, experienced book reviewer and social media marketer for authors. She is currently living in the most diverse city in Europe: London. She is single and is happy to stay that way for the near future.
After a long break, she is delighted to be back behind the computer penning stories in the genres of erotica, horror and the paranormal.
She publishes two blogs one of which focuses entirely on her favourite animal: the horse. The other she publishes posts geared towards authors giving advice on book marketing.
Recently, she has published an email course, AVOID THE TOP 8 BOOK MARKETING MISTAKES, the report: Too Busy? Try These Tips To Streamline Your Book Marketing and the report: Why Writing Reviews Will Help Sell Your Books
What inspires you to write?
In the past I’ve always said that bad writing inspired me to write, but I now know that isn’t true. The one thing that inspires me to write is me. Without me, there can be no writing. My inspiration comes from within me; I must have a desire and a need to write. The inspiration behind my latest short story anthology, originated from the one I wrote before it.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process isn’t about structure. I write things as and when I need to. If the ending comes to me first then I write it. As soon as it pops into my head, I write it down. I don’t set myself time limits or dates as to when something should be completed by. A story or article is finished when I can’t write any more.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Whatever character I’m writing about, they are me. Everything about them is about me, too. So, I think they have to listen to me rather than the other way around!
What advice would you give other writers?
You can’t force yourself to write. If you feel you have nothing to write about then it’s okay. The need to write will come eventually. I’m not a prolific writer, so I don’t have lots of novels and stories under my belt. Everything I have written is because I’ve wanted to write it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self-publish because I’m a definite loner in everything I do. Self-publishing enables me to do everything myself, from writing to editing to cover image. Self publishing is the easiest way to get yourself out there and because so many books are self-published, there is no longer a stigma about it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
To be quite honest, I haven’t thought about it! I go with the flow. Maybe traditional publishing will eventually disappear. Self-publishing is so popular now.
What genres do you write?: Horror, Erotica, Non-fiction, Poetry, Reviews
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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