Interview with C. P. Castro

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Writing saved me from severe depression years ago, so why not continue doing so? I figured I might as well share what I wrote with the entire world.
How do you approach cover design?
The same way I approach all other design projects--Through a mix of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and maybe Adobe Illustrator. I do study Graphic Design, after all.
When did you first start writing?
Six years ago after a friend invited me to co-write a story with him. I was a terrible writer back then. Of course, my knowledge of the English language was also much rougher than it is now, so that probably didn't help the situation, now that I think about it.
What is your writing process?
I do some rough planning before sitting down to actually write the story, but my first drafts are always messy, usually needing a rewrite or two before I deem them good enough to see the light of day.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Definitely the feeling of fresh air inside my chest and head after I finish a story. It feels like i gave life to something.
Who are your favorite authors?
Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The prospect of going to the Dojo later that day to train under my Senseis and the feeling of having the blessing of being able to experience a new day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, listening to music, being a graphic designer and practicing martial arts.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, but it's been a few years since I lost the files. I don't miss it, but remembering the struggles of writing my first story make me feel nostalgic of those times.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It wasn't so much something I read, as my mother told me the story before i went to bed most nights. It was about a small white kitten. I always thought it was funny and adorable.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My PC, of course!
Describe your desk
Wooden and messy. There are some herbal medicine pills on it, as well as various kinds of pencils, markers and a bottle of water.
Published 2016-01-16.
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