Interview with Written Expressions LLC

What are you working on next?
I am working on a historical drama called Cutting The Ties. It's about a young woman who self harms due to an abusive family. Then comes her sister's soon to be husband who shows her attention and actually approves of her self harming. She starts to question her victim state and her new found feelings for him. The story is about her changing and becoming a strong independent woman.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't really have a favorite author. There are so many great authors out there that it's hard to choose just one. Plus I am mostly attracted to a story more than an author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Haha. My cat. She inspires me to do all kinds of things. I love to make her happy. My mom also. Both of them inspire me to continue life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do all kinds of things. I like to learn. I read on all kinds of interesting things like psychology and art. I like to knit, and do all kinds of artistic stuff. I love to read about mythology. I listen to Korean pop music and watch a lot of Asian series and movies. I love languages and I am currently learning Korean.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through Amazon. They have a great selection of all kinds of books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was in 5th grade. It was a school project. To write a christmas story for the younger grades. My teacher told me that if the grade was only for creativity I would get a 100% but because of my poor grammar, I had 65%. I was in french school at the time because french is my first language. The story was about a little girl who helped save santa who was poisoned by an evil creature.
What is your writing process?
Good question. I don't really have a format. I can write a lot at time, or write very little. I sort of let the story play in my mind and then I write what I see, what I feel etc. I get inspired by all kinds of stuff. I guess I play it by mind sort of speak.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't really remember the first story I read. I remember this one in particular with 9 bears and, I don't know why, but the story made me sad every time I read it. So I avoided it. I also remember reading the real fairy tales. Like the little mermaid was nothing like the disney movie. In the end the mermaid kills herself because she refused to kill the prince who didn't love her back in order to gain back her mermaid form. As a 10 year old though I would read horror stories which I enjoyed a lot.
How do you approach cover design?
I look through a photo site, pick a photo that represents best the story and then put the name and title on it. That's it. Nothing fancy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have any favorite books. I did love the Fear Street series as a kid. We had a french version called "Frissons" which I loved a lot. Other than that, I loved reading manga.
What do you read for pleasure?
All kinds of books. Anything that intrigues me. I read the blurb and if I like it, I try and read it. I like to read all kinds of genres but especially horror and fantasy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
At the moment, I have an android tablet, and my computer. I like both of them.
When did you first start writing?
I started to write fully at age 13. I would spend the evening at the coffee table and write by hand while watching tv.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has contributed to our success in that we consider it to be our #1 place to sell our books in. Smashwords has a very straight forward design layout,it's user-friendly and fun. It's just a great place because the company understands the author more than any other place.WE are happy to be here.
Describe your desk
Lots of papers, notebooks,pencils and pens. WE are a little too old fashioned sometimes.
What motivated you to become a publisher?
WE love writing,but the freedom to publish our writing on our own terms has been such a drive and great freedom. Sure,we are not perfect but we still strive to get there.
Published 2017-10-10.
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