Interview with Eduardo Martos

What is your writing process?
My writing process is mainly automatic. There are three different ways:

1) stories come to my mind as a whole,
2) someone tells me or does something that triggers a story, or
3) I have a dream that can be remembered.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was probably a comic, and I felt that I would be able to create worlds from scratch using only my imagination.
How do you approach cover design?
Luckily, my wife and I have some knowledge of design and tools like InDesign. In addition, we are professional photographers, so we can go to the real world, capture a stunning image and process it to create a great cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It is impossible for me to select only five books in my life. There are a lot of works that come to my memory and lighten my world. The best I can do is tell you the name of the first great book I read. It was a collection of Karl May's colportage novels, that introduced me to a vast universe of descriptions, characters and values.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction and Sci-fi books, as well as Science, Art and History articles.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do not use e-reader devices.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I need to discover it first. By the time my first and only book was published, it had no success at all.
Describe your desk
I do not have a traditional desk. I can work wherever: in my bed, in the sofa, in the bathroom, in the coffee shop... My desk are my smartphone and my laptop, I guess.
When did you first start writing?
When I was seven years old, I wrote my first poems. Then, I stopped writing until I was sixteen. I have been writing since then.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Lapse is a set of microstories that share the vocation of bringing about unease.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
On one hand, the certainty that it is the only realistic way. Moreover, the ability to control every detail of the process of publishing my work.
Published 2016-10-05.
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