Interview with Anais Rim

Published 2014-03-19.
Describe your desk
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The hope that when a reader finally finishes a work, their jaw will hit the floor.
What do your fans mean to you?
Somewhat better ventilation.
What are you working on next?
Two novels and two novellas and several short stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sight of my husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Preferably drunk.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
I sit and fantasize a scene and take notes. Then, I organize several scenes into a plot plot sequence. If it's a larger work, organize sequences into acts and at least three acts into a full length novella or novel. At that point I have an outline and begin writing. Once an initial rough is complete, I read through and give myself freedom to change anything for the next revision. Typically, a work goes through several revisions before I begin copyediting. But, no matter how often I search through final draft copy for errors, they still creep in. Professional editors are good for dealing with that problem. Wish I could afford one.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. I wanted to be Eeyore.
How do you approach cover design?
I recommend a bottle of vodka and a book of Jackson Pollack prints.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Free. But I fear that may mean I'm a failure.
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