Interview with Kameron Fortier

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is taking some crazy idea that I have in my head and putting it down on paper. I love to make situations where the reader can't get enough and actually WANTS to know what happens next. Plot twists and cliff hangers are also my specialty.
What are you working on next?
I have no idea. I am really trying to write something I'm proud of. Hopefully, I can even get myself on an editing schedule.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I was younger--fifth grade or so--I loved to read and write. I was the only kid that actually enjoyed reading an assigned book and writing an essay on it. The other kids thought it was boring so they thought I was weird.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far I haven't had any success. I wrote a book and published it; but then in about 2012-2013 I realized it was complete trash so I took it down. I'm hoping to go back and rewrite it so that's kind of an accomplishment.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have any "fans" at the moment. Well, actually I have one. It chills on my ceiling.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Ellen Hopkins, Scott Westerfeld, Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling, and many more. I'm more into reading SciFi and Fantasy than writing it. When I read books by Ellen Hopkins it's more of an enjoyment and how realistic the situations are.

P.S. Bella Johnson has really inspired me, so she's also pretty high up on the list :p
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have to go to school, which motivates me to not end up homeless or something along those lines. Hopefully you catch my drift.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time either watching intervals of or binge watching Supernatural, American Horror Story, House M.D., and a variety of other shows on Netflix. I'm really obsessed with Naruto and have once spent all my birthday money buying episodes.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either through Smashwords or Barnes & Noble. Those are the only two websites that I really use when I plan to put an eBook on my Nook.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do remember; and I remember finishing it when I was 12 1/2 and then looking back on it when I was 14. I still had hope for it for a half a year or so and then once I turned 15 I completely trashed it. I'm proud of myself for having an idea, writing it down and then finishing it, but I'm not proud of how it was written or the content. I hope that next year (2017) I can actually gather up the might to rewrite and edit it before I go off to college.
What is your writing process?
I will sit myself down at my computer around seven or eight a.m. and not move much until I need to go to bed that night. I also write deadlines for myself like they give in school. In school I'm always ahead of the deadline or due date so I'm usually ahead of my writing schedule. I'll probably end up writing or editing 2 to 3 chapters a day. Not very lengthy ones, but they are still chapters.

Actually scratch all of that. I don't have a writing process. I binge write.
Published 2016-08-01.
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