Interview with Alianor Winterfield

When did you first start writing?
I firstly started to write when I was 7 or 8 years old. Back in those days, I loved to create my own stories and put them down on paper. My writing back then was horrible, unreadable, and the grammar even worse, but even so I dreamt about having the book published. I came back to writing when I was 13, I had a blog and wrote mostly fan fiction stories. It was then, I was about 17 years old, when I started to work on my first book, in my native language, but with not much success on publishing side. This bad experience turned me down from writing for next few years. I started to write again last year, when I finally decided to make books in english to be able to reach bigger audience.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Having a book published is like trying to push a boulder on a top of a hill just to have it falling back down right under the peak. If you don't have much money, you are put on mercy of publishers, they are those who are saying what it is going to be done next. Being an indie author is giving you the chance to be your own lord. You can write and publish as you like.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to make people happy, weather it means cooking a delicious meal or making a good book. If my books are bringing happiness that is all that matters to me.
What are you working on next?
For the time being, I am focused on finishing the series of short stories. And later on I would like to create a steampunk cyberpunk novel, I believe I will start with writing in the summer or before it. And in the meanwhile of writing the novel, I will try to create more short stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
One of my favorite authors of all time is a woman who insipred me to get back to writing. She also had a blog and hers was the first I was reading. And thanks to contest on her blog I started to write again. Her name is Nelie and she will always have a special place in my heart. And when it comes to better-known authors, I like Brandon Sanderson, Paul Hoffman, Andrzej Sapkowski, I will never say no to a book written by them. But then again, I am always open to options and reading a good fantasy/science fiction book is always a pleasure.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The name was "Land where no dew fell". A kingdon got cursed and the prince had to save the land. So he went to ask a witch for an advise and she gave him a special ring that broke the curse. I was 7 back in those days, of course it didn't have much of a plot. But it was fun.
What is your writing process?
It starts first by knowing the main storyline. Then, I usually write down the main points I know I need to reach. And then I start writing. And most of the time I end up adding new parts of the story during the procress. The characters just never like to listen to when I am telling them to do, they do whatever they want and it ends up completly recreating the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was, I think, Puss in boots. It was during summer when I learnt how to read. I was very proud I could finish reading an entire book. I still have the book and my little cousin likes to play with it whenever they come for visit.
What do you read for pleasure?
My most favorite genre always was and always will be science fiction and fantasy. There are endless possibilities in those worlds, you are never limited by the evenst or technology or anything. And it always suprises me what new worlds authors were able to create.
Describe your desk
Mess. Huge mess. And even bigger mess. Laptop in the middle, printer on the right. On the printer (which I am using as additional space) there is a biology book and notebook for notes and drawings from biology. There is also some wool for crocheting. In front of the printer, there is where I usually put my glass with water. There is also some hand cream, lip balsam and tissues (damn you, alergy!). On the left side of the laptop, there is my phone and another notebook with notes for anything. Also there is where I usually put my glasses when I am taking them off. Behind the laptop there is a red lava lamp that have not been turned on for ages.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sometimes I am playing video games, sometimes I am doing some handicraft things, sometimes I am cooking, reading, listening to music, or just (very rarely) preparing for my university studies.
Published 2018-01-06.
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Books by This Author

Zorach's Choice
Price: Free! Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The short story of Zorach (Phantom of Choice). Meet the pirate whose life was full of violence until he met her. The book contains spoilers and it is not appropriatefor minor audience.
Phantom of Choice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What would you do if you witnessed the death of your parents? What would you do if you were given the chance to take revange? Through all the hardships in her life, Verya accepted the offer to join the army so she can travel across the universe and finally discover the truth behind her existence.
Knave's Choice
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The short story reveals the history of Knave (Phantom of Choice), the robot with feelings.