Interview with Albert Oon

Published 2018-05-16.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in my senior year of high school, but I started publishing after my second year of college.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to have complete freedom over the stories I made. Besides, most of them are too crazy to be put in the mainstream anyway.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It helped me publish my eBooks for free and reach a wide audience of readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Entertaining and teaching people something they might not have known without reading.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world and my motivation to keep writing.
How do you approach cover design?
I make my covers interesting to look at (despite my drawing skills) with plot details in the cover or at least the general feeling to the story.
What do you read for pleasure?
Comic books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth has been the most effective for me. It allows the book to speak for itself if it can get people to recommend it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The lessons and teachings of Christianity that allowed me to see that God wants me to do the best I can despite what I think.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading books, playing video games, watching movies or YouTube, and generally resting so I can write another book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a creepypasta inspired story that I wanted to make into a fighting video game like Street Fighter mixed with Super Smash Bros.
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