Interview with Ameel Koro

What motivated you to become an indie author?
This question is just too personal, too painful, to share any details about it.
It started with a broken promise. It was one the things that counts the most in life, and i messed it up very badly.
I've started writing ever since, and I've been writing nonstop for the past 13 years, hoping to undo a mistake that can never be undone. In a way, writing has become my sisyphus' rock; it is a self punishment and a promise of a repent that will never ever be reached.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Not thinking about the editing yet to come! haha
writing and editing are 2 different worlds. the later, is a true hell!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We'll see. I just joined the team!
What do your fans mean to you?
As of yet, i don't have any fans! This is the first book i decide to publish
What are you working on next?
A background story for an interesting character that appeared very briefly in this novel, sister of echo.
The title of the new novel is, To A Memory of Hate. We'll see where the events leads the new book, so far it looks like it's going to be even larger than the original work!
Who are your favorite authors?
the Japanese authors have my greatest respect. they are very creative and bold. Unfortunately, they are also often looked down on because of the style they present their work through, but never because of the content. in fact, some of the most popular works of modern english literature are stolen straight out of the japanese works, like the Hunger Games! Which is a mere censored version of Battle Royal! The plot is so identical that it is ridicules! And the author used to do comics, I find it impossible not to believe that she did read the original Battle Royal and then wrote her own version of it which revolved around the same plot. Also, much of the elements in Harry Potter were stolen straight from Bastard, like the mythical creatures, the Mandrake scene, and even the fingernail curse which nape agreed on! And much more. It's all original to Bastard!
It seems to me that so-called great authors have a bad habit of searching through Japanese literature for inspiration, then they adapt it as-is, and then refuse to admit that they are doing it! Even worse, they claim that it's their own creativity! That's stealing. Plan and simple.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Paying the rent.
Despite what most people think, authors are very poor.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
It depends
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Here's a tip: Never trust the titles!
I don't know why, but some of the most ridicules titles out there are hiding the best stories ever written behind them! While some of the most brilliant and shiny titles conceal pure rubbish!
It seems to me that the best authors out there often fail to generate titles worthy of their stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes
What is your writing process?
sit down and write
worry about the editing, later!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Echo was the first legend i read. I truly fell in love with it. It was heart wrenching and hard to forget.
But this was over 25 years ago!
The fact that Echo is in the first book I decide to publish is pure coincidence, it was never planned, but i'm happy that she is.
How do you approach cover design?
I trust the artists and photographers. This is their department. Their creativity. Let them do their thing, even if it seems distasteful to you, or not what you had in mind, that's fine! It just means you haven't realized the the full potential of the art they are creating yet, but you will come to understand and love it with time.
Just like writing, you must unchain the artists' hands or he will never be able to give you his best and full potential
What is your e-reading device of choice?
cloud reader
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't found any yet!
Describe your desk
CLEAN
When did you first start writing?
13 years ago
Published 2017-12-25.
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Books by This Author

Sister of Echo - The Making of a Villain
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 190,160. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Thriller, Paranormal, dark-romance with plenty of gore & mysteries and over 100 pages of fighting scenes and epic struggle to survive; if you are a fan of serious works of literature like Games of Thrones and The Hunger Games, then you will want to check out this book.