Interview with tsun dragon

Why do you write short stories?
I write short stories and poetry because its more fun. I've tried writing novels in the past and failed miserably (The Dragonboys is the only exception). Short stories and poetry are easier, more fun and straight to the point. I also get to add my own bits of Clusterfudge (my made up word for distorted poetry) to my writings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Rebirth of Heaven (not currently out yet) will mark my return to the publishing world. Its release will mean something grand. I can't say much, yet.
Why are your ebooks so short?
I don't know. I love making them short, and they are poems and flash stories so they have to be short. It makes them easier to read and you don't have to navigate through a huge table of contents like the one inside Dragons and Cicadas (my subscription book). Plus, I can release as many as I like because they are so short. I kinda wish I could charge fifty cents for them.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have that many fans yet, and I haven't received any fan fictions or fan art, but the people that read my stories and poems mean everything to me. I get a certain joy when I know someone is enjoying my stories and they tell me how much they love my writing. Its a feeling that never gets old. My fans remind me of how much I love writing and publishing my work for them to see and read.
What are you working on next?
The 13th update of Dragons and Cicadas and (hopefully) a new issue/story file for the TSODR series.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
Type, read, proofread and publish. TRPP.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Doing nothing. Really. Doing nothing. Just writing and publishing is effective itself.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being able to publish what I want and how I want. I don't have to hire an agent or any of that technical stuff and I can do anything I want. Yaaaay for DIY~!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has taught me about publishing and has led new readers to my works. It also looks cool and I love seeing my stories listed on my author page.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing a good story that makes me feel many emotions. Like The Dragonboys. It is at a point where I consider it complete. It makes me feel many things and I love how I was able to Clusterfudge history and add my own flair to it. Finishing a story is like birth (minus the pain and everything else that precedes it): I get to look at my pride and joy and feel proud.
Why Dragons?
Y'know, a user on Goodreads asked "why do we love dragons?" I replied with this response that sums up why I love dragons and why dragon fans in general love dragons:

"Because they're powerful, big scaley lizards that nobody knows about. We can shape them in any way we want from the perfect pet to the most awesome friend. There's something appealing about them in every form, even if its a tiny dragon, a dragon disguised as a human or an epic-sized space dragon of Draconizica, and they are varied. Because nobody on Parallel Earth knows about them historically, we can make them into our image of what a dragon should be. Sure. there are unicorns and zombies, but somehow we just can't make them as awesome as a big, powerful (or tiny) dragon. They can also be our opinions personified. We can make them warlike gods bent on our destruction, or gods whom refrain from killing us with their mighty power (thus making them vulnerable).

And they're just dang awesome."
Why do you love Sci Fi?
My love of Sci Fi began ages ago. I think The Matrix is partly to blame for my love of the genre. Being thrown into another world full of futuristic buildings and high level technology is awesome. Being stuck on a planet with an Alien Queen is just plain terrifying. Having your mind projected into a virtual world with the weight of mankind on your back is scary and impressive. Sci Fi has so many possibilities. Don't get me wrong I love Fantasy, but the Fantasy genre seems too...I don't know how to say it but to me Sci Fi is better than Fantasy. Sci Fi has captivated me in many ways.
What is your favorite Sci Fi movie and why?
Aliens. Hands down. Aliens.

Aliens has that creepy feeling of being alone, outnumbered by bloodthirsty aliens and their homicidal mother, and your only weapon is a ragtag gang of military soldiers, yourself, a handgun, a scientist, an android and a little girl. That unfortunate mixture makes everything feel like a lost cause.
Alien 3 never happened. I liked it but it never happened.
Published 2014-08-19.
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Books by This Author

Dragons of Atlanta (Flash Fiction)
You set the price! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Urban
Darell Kingman uses his camera to record what goes on during the dragon apocalypse. With two survivors and his friend Kim they catch a glimpse of the frightening dragons that ravaged the earth. This is Flash fiction based in the TSODR world but can be read as a standalone story. L'Poni returns to the publishing world with this release!
A Time for the Space Dragons to Create Stories in Land, Sea and Sky
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection gathers poems and stories created by intergalactic space aliens like Crotonians, Mares, the elusive Space Dragons and more. Each poem and story might be the right kind of weird or the right kind of awesome. It all depends on your taste in literature.
The Rebirth of Heaven
Series: The Society On Da Run. You set the price! Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the 51st issue of The Society On Da Run series. This issue includes poetry, flash fiction and tiny fiction based on the world built in Dragons and Cicadas. Space Dragons and aliens return to shake up your lives! (Comes with a preview of the extremely short prologue from He Knows Where the Dragon Lives, a Thor fan story and half of Sci Fi poetry collection 'A Time for the Space Dragons.')
il drago divina :: The Dragon Divine (Update 4/24/2014)
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The story of the lost android continues. Life has turned against her, and for a cyborg with no life, that is like a stab in the back. Continuation of il cyborg divina.
The Admiral's Cicada
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
During an unexpected attack, General Connelly reminisces the days before his daughter died. In story #2, a young man and his dragon venture to the fabled Cicada tree where the bugs gather to sing in a chorus. Issue #41 in the acclaimed Society On Da Run series.
The Love of an Italian Dragon
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 220,410. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dragons can be very romantic when they wish, especially when they have nothing left to do during the day besides strolling the piazza. The Love of an Italian Dragon is a book of flash stories that take a look into the lives of the Karrucci family, Italy’s most important dragons. Issue #40 in the Society On Da Run series. CRUCIAL UPDATE on 4/13/12: more stories and a guide to the beloved dragons
AnimeMETH (Renewed Edition 4/24/2014. Anime Flash Fiction!)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Update 4/24/2014. AnimeMETH, the first ever "truly" anime-themed book to hit the Smashwords site, combines four anime flash stories accompanied by illustrations. COMES WITH A SAMPLE OF War of the Space Dragons.
il cyborg divina :: The Cyborg Divine (TSODR 39)
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world is ending, the Dragons are taking over and Zzysra, a Cyborg made by Perch Tech, questions why she can't live past her Undyear. ::This is the 39th ebook in The Society On Da Run series::
Native in Pink (The Society On Da Run #30)
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Adventure » General
A band member journeys through her days before it is time for chemotherapy in this short poem.
Dragon's War Reborn (Alien Dragons: The Society On Da Run Special #25)
Series: The Society On Da Run. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The space dragons are coming! And this time they are coming with their Empire form the depths of Space itself. They mean business and they aren't going to take the torture from us any-longer! This is story #25 in the acclaimed dragon series, "The Society On Da Run," but if you're just starting out, this is where you should start (or you could read War of the Space Dragons)
Sintel: The Story of Sintel and Scales
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » General
Based off of the short movie Sintel by the Blender Institute, this special story is about a young girl on a search for her Dragon, and not much can be given away about the plot because it is a very special story about love and how far one will go to reclaim what they once lost.
War of the Space Dragons (The Society On Da Run #1) (2016 Edition)
Series: The Society On Da Run, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rabid Space Dragon God declares war upon humanity. His insanity, the extent of the war's damage, it's battles and its eventual end are chronicled in this book through Spec Poetry and flash fiction.
Dragonworld ETC (The Society On Da Run #3)
Series: The Society On Da Run, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Notice: this is an anthology. In this e-chapbook are twelve poem-stories that serve as an introduction to the space dragon epic 'The Society On Da Run'. These twelve (and more) poems and stories are diverse and offer up something new to the world of Dragons.