About Wondra Vanian:
I am an American native living in the United Kingdom with my husband of twelve years and our army of furbabies. After earning my BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature – the second time around – I left my job working for The Man, both to pursue a career in writing and to concentrate of finding happiness while living with a chronic mental illness.
What inspires you to write?
The darkness. Nightmares. That creepy, skin crawly feeling that you get when you feel like someone is watching you. Playing What If. Asking, ”What’s the worst that can happen?”
You know, all the good stuff.
Tell us about your writing process.
Ernest Hemingway said, ”Write drunk, edit sober.” Seems to work for me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Does screaming at them and threatening to kill them count?
What advice would you give other writers?
When I was in high school, my Writers Club adviser told me that you should never, ever throw anything you write away. I didn’t listen to her, of course – hello, I was 16 – and ended up losing one of the funniest story intros I’ve ever written.
My advice? Never, ever throw anything you write away.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I guess it’s pretty traditional for horror writers to do the whole short story thing, right? Get loads of shorts into anthologies and then, BAM, novel.
Well, I’ve got the shorts out there and… one of the anthos I’m part of is being publisher by a great small publishing house. Perfect, because I’ve only ever really been interested in traditional publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we’ve reached a pretty good place in the publishing industry. There are so many formats available; something for everyone, really. I don’t see any reason that can’t – or shouldn’t – continue for some time to come.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: horror, fantasy,
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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