Interview with Hoje Frank

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always fantasized about different realities and scenarios from an early age. Watching television and reading comics and other fantasy/sci fi books added to that. I've even written a few stories a long time ago, but it was never intended to be published or be read by anyone else.
Then, a few months ago, I thought; "why not write professionally, or somewhat in that direction?". So here I am.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Coming up with a new twist, or creating that 'sudden realization'. It takes a lot of thought and planning and that is also what makes the process so enjoyable.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Especially the pro active ones. The ones that get involved in this reality I created and make it theirs too. I enjoy taking criticism and suggestion, to a certain point, as long as it can influence the story in a positive way.
What are you working on next?
Glad you asked. The Holiday season is almost upon us. Sadly, I haven't seen much content in the way of most entertainment platforms, that will share the celebration and cheer with the world.
I'm good at horror-themed storytelling, so that is the direction I'm going into, at the moment. The first project is a family-friendly novel, and the second is more mature in its approach.
When will they be available?
During the first week before Christmas Day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am also an artist, so I'm busy drawing new images, and trying to come up with new ideas for stories or scenes in existing stories. I love listening to music as it is another source of (emotional) inspiration. Probably the most effective form of inspiration for my line of work.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Just like how I go looking for movies I wish to watch; I search with specific terms and categories.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Somewhat, yes. It was a James Bond story. I lost the book I wrote it in before I had a chance to finish it.
What is your writing process?
I go about writing the idea out in a short paragraph. It's vague and, mostly, devoid of any names or specific details. The rest comes afterwards.
What do you read for pleasure?
Now, mostly the news, sports, entertainment, and science.
Published 2015-11-02.
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