Interview with Marat M'saev Daan

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to be around my family and friends. They are great support and I couldn't imagine my life without them. They are my peace.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly by recommendations or by searching the net with particular topic I am interested in at the very moment. To be honest I enjoy EF the most, but I am not always in the mood to read such a genre. Since I do believe that time is money, I don't like wasting my time for not that good book so that is the reason why I like recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do not remember the very first one, but I do remember one that was among first few. I remember it was about human nature written in kinda dark style. There were ravens, spider nets and zombies in the autumn. Unfortunately, that story is lost and I never tried to recreate it. Guess I am afraid that it won't have that quality it had and that it will lose it's point I had in mind back then several years ago.
What is your writing process?
Before I sit down and start writing I like to think about it while listening the music I like. I am trying to feel characters' emotions, state of mind, I am trying to become one with them. I believe that I can best present to my readers what I wanted to say if I do this. I don't like poorly made characters that have no soul and/ or like puppets on strings. After those moments of thinking I sit down and let the words flow out of me on paper. In this state I think I could write forever.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As back as I can remember that was Tolkien's "The Hobbit". I red it in September 2002 and that was the very first book I have enjoyed reading it from cover to cover. After finishing it I knew genre I will love the most forever is EF, and I was right. As for the second part of the question, although it is imaginary world Tolkien wrote, it made me think a lot about our own. A lot of EF books have great hidden messages to readers and I like that.
How do you approach cover design?
To be honest, I never had impact on cover designs for my books. So far, people who were doing it for me were doing great job. Each time I would see new cover I would be speechless and each time they are setting barriers even higher than before.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is very hard to list top five, tho I can always say that "Simarillion" is my all time favorite book. Beside this one, books I really liked are Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, all other Tolkien's books and Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that will not make me think very hard about what I have read. Really, i think of it as my "day off".
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am afraid that I do not own one so all e-Books I read are over my computer.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Recommendations. If a reader likes your book, he/ she will gladly talk about it with one's friends and the chain reaction starts.
Describe your desk
Hmm. On my desk you can always find: a lot of notebooks, pens, cup of coffee and glass of water. Other than that irritates me and I am I trying to move it as soon as possible.
Published 2013-12-18.
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Korak u novi dan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: Serbian. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Postoje mnoge vrste koraka. Neki koraci su uplašeni šta će ih sačekati kada se dese. Neki koraci su stidljivii kriju se od tuđih pogleda. Neki odišu ljubavlju koju sa sobom donose. Postoje mnoge vrste koraka ali su najlepši oni koji smelo i bez straha zakorače u novi dan i prihvate nove izazove zarad sopstvene sreće.
Pohabani špil karata
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: Serbian. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Karte kako god bile podeljene, uvek mogu doneti pobedonosnu partiju samo se postavlja pitanje kako ćemo ih odigrati u partiji koju nazivamo „život“!
Moje ime je Stevan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: Serbian. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
Ko sam ja? Da li je moje ime Stevan ili se zovem Marat? Da li sam tvorevina tamo nekog Boga ili sam samo previše evuluirani majmun? Možda sam došao sa neke druge planete? Koja je svrha mog života? Da li mi srce kuca da bih bio srećan, ili možda tužan? Možda...
U ogledalu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: Serbian. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Mashups
Roman „U ogledalu“ je prvi i uvodni roman u serijalu „Buđenje“ autora Marata M’saev Daana i Radojke ree Sartori u kojima pričaju o raznim marginalnim društvenim grupama pomerajući granice razumevanja, tolerancije i koegzistencije. Da li će vam i dalje preovladavati davno stečeni pogledi na svet ili ćete se zapitati u vašem ogledalu ko ste vi u svetu koji vas okružuje?!
Sunce mog života
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: Serbian. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Izbor iz Maratove poezije, kako iz do sada objavljenih knjiga tako i zbirki poezije koje su u pripremi za objavljivanje u budućnosti.
Novi put reči
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: Serbian. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Čitajući zbirku poezije Novi put reči, autora Marat M’saev Daana, čitaocu će se otvoriti vrata čudesnog svijeta, putovaće širom otvorenih očiju, penjući se uz mnoge stepenice, silazeći nizbrdicama do samog dna postojanja, ali na kraju ogrnut novim poetskim saznanjem i nezaboravnim putovanjem. Ifeta Hrnjić
Koktel misli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: Serbian. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Dugo sam u sebi negovao potrebu da sastavim prvu antologiju svojih pesama. Razmišljao sam kad i kako da je uradim, čekao sam pravi trenutak. Konačno, isti je došao! Ova antologija pesama govori o svim emocijama sa kojima se susrećemo, slučajno ili namerno, ali na kraju uvek će nam biti onako kako mi želimo da se osećamo!
Notne linije
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Šezdeset pjesama, notno umuzičenih koraka, čine raskošan ples. Pjesme su slobodnog stiha, neke i lepršave, nisu sputane ni rimom ni imperativom podrobnih opisa i objašnjenja, počinju i završavaju tamo gdje i misao. Pjesnik dozvoljava riječima da magično i glatko uplovljavaju na papir, omogućavajući čitaocu da dokuči njegov svijet i dopre u dubinu njegove duše.
Pero u bunaru
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: Serbian. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Bunt, jedna od najvećih prepreka za širenje vidika. Tinedžejrski dani i pogledi na svet koji su svojstveni osobama tog uzrasta. Ljubav, porodica, prijatelji, život, sve se svodi na dve boje, crnu i belu sa eventualnim nijansama sive, pak učenje da se vidi cela paleta boja i spoznaju sitne male stvari koje nas čine srećnima na putu odrastanja i formiranju kompletne ličnosti.
Pozorište života
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Šta je pozorište života? To vi meni recite jer svako od nas je glavni glumac neke svoje predstave i drugačije sagledava ovo pitanje. Nekada su to monolozi, nekada je pozornica prepuna glumaca. Uvek ima varijacija na scenario i to je nešto što isti čini veoma zanimljivim. Na nama je da odglumimo najbolje što možemo zarad aplauza i poklona na samom kraju predstave pred spuštanje zavesa i odlazak sa
Molila sam anđele
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Serbian. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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Moonchild's Smile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Love, often is just another unattainable term that fears us. White light is waiting for us somewhere at the end of the tunnel that provides only over needed tenderness. It is up to us to acknowledge and accept is as it is because it brings us smile on our faces every morning while giving us strength to step into new day.
Osmeh Mesečevog Deteta
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El Momento de la Verdad
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Siempre ha existido un tipo de pensamiento. ¿Autoconocimiento o el conocimiento del medio ambiente? Muchas veces no importa. Los periodos de tiempo son diferentes, la pregunta es ¿si los reconocemos? Nuestros deseos, muestras necesidades, nuestras verdades, se necesita mucha valor para confesar a nosotros mismos, que después de una noche larga, nace un nuevo sol.
Karneval Rđe
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Bol, tuga, bes, strast su emocije koje su pokrenule pisca da napiše ovu knjigu. Ponekad, kada smo saterani u ćošak i ne znamo šta da radimo rađaju se te emocije koje nam stvaraju želju da spalimo čitav svet. Samo momenat kasnije kao kiša pada po nama i osećamo se kao nezaštićeni roboti izlođeni svom smrtnom neprijatelju praveći od nas "Karneval rđe".
Trenutak Istine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: Serbian. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Oduvek je bilo razmišljanja. Samospoznaja ili spoznaja okoline? Često nije bitno. vremenska razdoblja su razna, pitanje je da li ih prepoznajemo. Naše želje, naše potrebe, naše istine, potrebna je hrabrost da sebi priznamo da nakon noći novo sunce se rađa. Priča za pričom, naši životi teku u nadi da bolje sutra postoji. To je naš Trenutak istine.
Carnival of Rust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Pain, sorrow, anger, passion are emotions that moved writer to start writing this book. Sometimes, when we are cornered and don't know what to do we have those emotions and want to burn the whole world. A moment later like rain is falling all over us and we feel like unprotected robots exposed to ones nemesis creating of us "Carnival of rust".