Interview with C.E. Paul

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The unpredictability! When the story begins to write itself. At some point, the characters manage to develop minds of their own and get away from me - the best part is when something completely unplanned presents itself.
What are you working on next?
I'm revamping my sci-fi "baby" that I've been working on since 2011. It revolves around the technology of cryopreservation and robotic prostheses. I've been tentatively and slowly sending out submissions, but I've yet to make some adjustments before I start heavily begging for representation.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend way too much time researching. And surfing the Internet in general.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
BookBub, or I sort by ratings on Amazon.
What is your writing process?
Word vomit. On the page. Everywhere. No organization whatsoever. I'm the worst kind of pantser. I've attempted outlines/tables/index cards/etc...no bueno.
How do you approach cover design?
Like every cover designer will tell you, people do in fact judge books by covers. We shouldn't, but we absolutely do. Simple is better, I think, as long as it looks professional and not a quick Photoshop hack-job. If you want to sell your book, the cover needs to be intriguing at worst and awe-inspiring at best.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use the Kindle app on my Samsung tablet and iPhone...but I'm extremely envious of my husband's Kindle Paperwhite.
Describe your desk
About as messy as my writing style.
Published 2014-09-18.
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Books by This Author

"Homicide John": A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Just in time for Halloween! A young cadaver discovers that he can bring himself back to life by consuming the flesh of the living.