Interview with Elaara Wylder

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I didn't want to be at the mercy of someone else's opinion of my work. I write for me and I share with anyone who wants to read it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We shall see!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to leap into the worlds that exist only inside my head, to be able to fully live the lives of the characters, and to give them "flesh and blood".
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean that I am not alone in the crazy worlds that live inside my head, that somehow, some way, those worlds have meaning for others and don't just mean I'm crazy lol.
What are you working on next?
I'm always working on something, or have something cooking away in the melting pot inside my head. Right now I am working on the first of a series related to Pagan Magick.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list. I have very ecclectic tastes and ejoy horror as much as I enjoy period romances. Basically, if it has words I will read it. Even really badly written books will hold my interest because I am nosy and like to find out just what happened.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have my health, I have food in the cupboard, I have a vehicle to drive, and I have a roof over my head. How lucky am I?? I owe it to the universe to celebrate my good fortune and I put my first foot on the floor each morning with a smile in my heart.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing online games or socialising with my friends or family.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I browse catalogues and check out synopses. Pretty covers draw my eye as well!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure do! Not published tho, but I might polish it up and see what happens. Its a sci-fi story with a healthy dose of fantasy mixed in.
What is your writing process?
Gosh. Hard to describe that one. I have a bunch of stories swirling around in my head and initialy start with jotting down an idea. I break it down into events within the story, and then allocate them to a basic timeline. I alternate between working on the flow from one event to the next and developing each chapter more fully. I'm a bit scatty I guess and often flit to another project when I get stuck.
Published 2014-08-15.
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