Interview with Gabrielle Hass

What is your writing process?
Basically, I brain purge a bunch of topics onto a page. These become chapter/section headers. I then write the stuff those headers require to be fully explained. And then I suddenly have a finished piece of writing.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm very minimalist. It should be eye-catching, clear, and understandable.
What are you working on next?
I'm going to be working on the next book in my How to Music Major series! There's going to be probably three more, with a possibility of four.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a music major, so I spend most of it working on my performance and classes! I also teach voice lessons, so there's a lot of time spent there, too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, actually. I was 11, extremely pretentious, and wrote a story based off of Natasha Bedingfield's song "Unwritten." It wasn't great, but I was super proud of it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of scifi and fantasy. It's been what's interested me the most, fiction-wise, since I was young. Good world building is my weakness.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle or my phone.
Describe your desk
I had a desk once. I now have a glorified plant-holder/laundry table.
Who are your favorite authors?
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Tamora Pierce, Douglas Adams.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
A lot of what I read is stuff that gets recommended to me, from other musicians or bloggers. Some also comes from my own search for music resources.
Published 2016-08-06.
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Books by This Author

How To Music Major: What to Expect Your Freshman Year
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College Guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
So you've gotten into music school! Great! Now what? This book explains what's next. Chapters on what to expect from basic music classes, socialization, finals, and more will help you prepare yourself for the upcoming challenges and successes you'll face. Being a freshman is hard, but Gabrielle Hass understands what will help you succeed, and keep your sense of humor.
How to Music Major: Surviving the College
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
This is a guide to, you guessed it, surviving and thriving during the music application process. This book contains some of my most requested answers, including: How auditions actually work! How to figure out whether a music major is right for you! How to handle audition nerves! AND MORE! If you're not sure about what you want to do, in music, college, or life, this might be the book for you.