About Vinicio Murillo:
I am a newly published YA author and currently a student of California State University, Fullerton, studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in music composition. This is my first published book, and is the first part of a three-part series currently in progress. In my spare time, I write music and play percussion in a large university ensemble.
What inspires you to write?
I think events, certain instances with real or fiction people and even social issues are what primarily drive me to write a story, be it novella, short story or even flash fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don’t really have a “set” writing process; sometimes I will use an organized, detailed outline that is simply pencil and paper , and other times I will write a story “as it comes,” with certain scenes (such as the ending) first and later I will come back and fill in the necessary gaps. Every story I write is different, and it really depends on the story itself.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I haven’t really done anything like that…yet.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I saw the opportunity to publish with a small company and was brought into the publishing world literally overnight. I would advise new authors to explore and think about what they want to do to sell their book, and do a lot of research RIGHT NOW. This is especially true for new authors looking for to build their author presence or their platform.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
People will always want to read. Plain and simple. It can come in many forms (traditional print, eBook, audiobook, flash fiction, short stories in magazines and the ever-present blog), and really the idea of an author to express their creative, artistic thoughts to people is something that will never really die.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
What formats are your books in?: Print
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