About April Robinson:
April Robinson is an Author who holds a BS in Psychology. She mainly writes poetry and short stories. As a person who knows what it feels like to battle Social Anxiety along with Depression, April set out to develop knowledge of human behavior, not only to gain a better understanding of herself but also others. She believes self-awareness plays a major part in managing symptoms. She also believes gaining a better understanding of yourself, and human behavior in general, helps you deal with people better and improve how you handle relationships.
April’s aim is to provide the public with stories that stress the importance of Mental Illness. Despite her primary focus, she refuses to limit her writing to one category; her goal is to branch out in different dimensions. Thus, she is inspired to write about anything, about life experiences. She even has a bigger goal of exceeding short stories. She admits that it is not something that comes easy. Therefore, she focuses on growth. She believes in time and hard work, her stories will gradually lengthen as growth occurs.
April Robinson resides in the U.S. with her Husband, Son, and Daughter. Along with her love for observing and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor fun, and fitness.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by everyday life, from the internal to external experiences. Whatever is happening to me internally inspires me to write, then there are times when everything that is occurring outside of me inspires me too.
Tell us about your writing process.
For a while, I had to observe myself to really understand just how my creativity works and I discovered that my writing process is unpredictable. My writing process can be rather frustrating at times, because I have floods of material that comes to my mind when I least expect it. When this happens, so many ideas hit me at a time when I want to procrastinate the most. If I don’t get up and act on the words that are coming to me so effortlessly, I will lose it, which is often followed by a dry period of me trying so hard to write and I can’t.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I wrote my first Mystery, I felt like I had to become each of the characters and I had to talk to myself in order to shift into a didn’t tone. I tried my best to become who I was writing about, which was tough.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to other writers is to learn from each piece you write. Having patience is the best advice; I still can use some more patience, but I am still growing. Read other authors work, it inspires you and helps sharpen your writing skills. We all can learn from each other!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Three years ago, I was browsing one night online, and I discovered that Amazon allows people to self publish their own books. At that time, I didn’t know anything about self publishing, but I was excited because I had written poetry many years ago and always wanted to publish my work. Without much thought, I rushed into publishing, and I didn’t take the time to learn the process of publishing my books the right way. Thus, I took the learn as I go approach, but made many mistakes, and I wish I had taken the time to slow down and read more about the process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of book publishing will continue to grow because books are being published in many forms, which I believe attracts more readers. Also, I believe self-publishing plays a major role in books hitting the market at a faster pace because a manuscript can be uploaded within minutes.
What genres do you write?: Poetry,Mystery, Short Stories
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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