Interview with איל הורוביץ

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Go and get up and and change the world!.. And look at the mirror and smile and tell how pretty or handsome you are.

That start my day.. I hope yours too. :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time doing music stuff
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look first for my favorite authors," coming in at 18%. This makes sense. As I mention when I present my Seven Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success talk, the author is the brand and if the author can earn the trust and loyalty of readers, readers will return to that brand for their next read. Readers in this group may also be more risk-averse. One respondent commented, "I'm at a point in life where I mostly stick with authors I already know and like. Why waste time and money on something I may not like?"
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do. Fortunately it's buried deep in a storage unit where no one will ever discover it.
What is your writing process?
There are no approved processes for writing. I think everybody starts in their own way. If you have a hard time getting started one easy way to go is to start by listing every thought you have about the topic.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I borrowed from a library was Mrs. Pickering Goes to Mars. I was so excited that I read the book in one day. I returned the following day to take out another Mrs. Pickering book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
“String Theory,” by David Foster Wallace
“Shoe Dog,” by Phil Knight
“The Myth of the Strong Leader,” by Archie Brown
“The Gene: An Intimate History,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee
“The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future,” by Gretchen Bakke
Describe your desk
My desk is usually covered in paper with sketches of characters and plot ideas. It's also typically has about four or five coffee mugs. A bottle of caffeine tablets for the all nighters as well. Lot's of pens and pencils. Bowls of oranges. Lot's and lot's of oranges. My favorite books and some movies piled high on top of my desk.
The drawers are filled with video games and extra printer paper.
When did you first start writing?
I’ve always enjoyed writing since I was a child. I had my first short story published when I was at university in Just 17.
What's the story behind your latest book?
All stories start from some spark of inspiration. Sometimes this flash is so fast, i don’t quite grasp it and have to spend time searching and cultivating to understand it better. Others, it’s a beam of light that we see so clearly, it’s just a matter of making the time to build around it.
Published 2017-06-06.
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