Interview with Pandora-Panthea Qamra-Uma

How do you approach cover design?
during my time writing a story I play about with different designs and when I am finished which ever one got the best reaction stays, it can be hard but sometimes you need a little courage and trust
What are your five favorite books, and why?
oh... thats hard, well right now on wattpad it has to be Death Is My Bff series they are amazing but from a book store... Skellig by David Almond its been my favourite since my school days
What do you read for pleasure?
anything that catches my eye, and if it keeps me wanting more than I just have to read it right now I am reading a series of books by Sarah J Maas they are good
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer an actual book to hold but for the case of wattpad I would say my phone its the only portable device I really have
Describe your desk
a big mess like my head it is messy and cluttered with anything and everything but i seem to do better with it like that
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in scotland, and have met many people with amazing characters some good some bad and some have my characters based in them
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing on and off for years, since childhood, me and my friend would try and write short scary stories to scare everyone when we could we were about 6 or 7 at the time but a few people discouraged me of writing and I stopped until my teen years were I found my passion again during a creative writing project at school only to have discouragement again then finally my last two years of school I started writing some for class some just for fun only when I was at school as I didnt have a computer at home or the basic tools for it my teachers encouraged me to write and to better my english skills, I was a bad student always failing but writing helped, when I was finished with a story they would read it give me feed back and help me with my spelling and grammar if it wasnt for them I dont thing I would of been writing again, I know I am not good at it but I like it and it helps me with my day to day living
What's the story behind your latest book?
truth be told I don't have a clue, I will be doing something or watching or reading something when an idea pops in to my head then I forget about it then all of a sudden ideas are swimming around and I have to start writing and see where it takes me
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
being free, when I write i forget about my worries and i just write not paying attention to what I write I leave it to be edited and I usually feel better it also helps with my anxiety
What do your fans mean to you?
AMAZING they are the encouragement I need on my dark days and the fact that they have took the time to read something I have written I really do appreciate it, and the feedback I get helps me more than they know
Who are your favorite authors?
oh now that is tough I have a few some from childhood some I just discovered a few years ago thanks to my brilliant friends
David Almond
Richelle Mead
P.C. Cast
Kristen Cast
Sarah J Maas
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
from a friend or free offers or big discounts
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes I do an I never managed to finish it unless you count the ones when I was about 6 or 7 the I only remember a little bit
What is your writing process?
I just sit and blindly write and see what comes out and see what story that can go with and rewrite it for that story
Published 2017-08-14.
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