Interview with Marigold Bloom

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in high school as a way to express what my speaking sometimes couldn't. It is much easier to come up with words to describe how I feel if I can take a moment to analyze things and write them down so that other people might understand.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wanted to write a book that someone might someday read. Maybe even become a famous Author. Not that I have high hopes of that ever happening.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting people to read my stories, and enjoy what I have written. If I'm going to write something I want people to read it, and if they take the time to read it then I hope they enjoy it.
What is your writing process?
First I write a long general summary of the whole story. Then I divide it up into paragraphs which later get fleshed out into chapters. Sometimes I will add specific things into the summary that I want to happen later in the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do. The first story I ever wrote was in the past tense, and in the end, you learn that the storyteller has been dead the whole time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to draw, read, or play roleplaying games.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything to me. Without fans no one would read my books, and if no one reads my books then why am I writing them?
How do you approach cover design?
I draw the covers myself. Doing so helps expand my creative muscles, and relieve stress. Generally, I like covers to be of the main character, or of an iconic scene in the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read rom coms, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, action, mystery, and basically anything I can get my hands on that is interesting.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Being creative, and learning new things. Also, eating food. Food can be a great motivator.
Published 2017-02-20.
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