Interview with Ruune Lia

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me, I mean it's like my favourite Youtuber has said countless times: you are nothing without your fans; and I truly believe that. Everyone one of my fans are like a close friend to me who I can count on in more ways than one.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually if I'm not writing I'm thinking about what to write, grabbing new ideas from life, or playing a game of some sort with or without my friends.
What is your writing process?
I get a basic idea of what I want, genre, main character(s) and that jazz and then I just sit and write the rest comes to me nearly on the spot. If I'm really getting into what I'm writing I'll plan it out a little more, flush out the characters and the world and such before writing anything else.
What are you working on next?
Either a work with a human main character that gets transfered into this mystical world; or a fantasy novel with an elvish spy master and mercenary main character.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I believe the first story I ever read has to be The Hobbit, it threw me into a world of fantasy and elves, dwarves, hobbits and the lot and the aspect of a whole other universe appealed to me so greatly even at a young age I began writing stories and prompts that could issue a full length novel.
What do you read for pleasure?
I used to, a lot now not so much most books don't jump out and say 'read me' to me anymore. I mostly just reread things I've had forever if I do.
When did you first start writing?
It was shortly after I first learned how to compose proper sentences. The joy that I could write words on paper and have others read them was amazing to me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
the process of it, by far. The fact you create the world you want to create with characters you want to have in this world. I get so attached to the characters I flesh out it hurts me when I have to write something tragic into their lives.
Are there any other genres you would consider writing?
A select few, my main is fantasy but I'd like to branch out in thriller, horror, paranormal romance and the lot.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The thought that being an indie author you didn't have to go by what others want for you, whether that be good or bad. When I write it takes nearly an eternity and a half to come up with scenes and being put a time limit on it didn't appeal to me very much.
Published 2015-01-24.
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