Interview with Fugu Yenda

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 15. Back then, I used to write fanfictions just like many other teenagers. But they were rather short and I had never attempted to write a full book until now, in 2016.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind "The Writer's Symphony"? Well I had always been interested in fairy tales and especially those which end in sadness. When you add a moral or a life lesson behind that type of fairy tales, you can teach the youngest and make the older ones reflect on the matter, and all that through something which not entertains them, but which is also not painful to read. However, I came to think that not many writers wanted to write such books anymore, so I decided to give it a try. "The Writer's Symphony" is in itself a collection of tales happening in a fictional world, but I decided to give it a touch of modernity by tackling problems related to our era. It is also important to note that although it is a collection of tales, they are all part of one man plot, which the reader can only discover if they reach the last chapter.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The wish to write my own book and to be an author myself. We live in an era where you can reach the mass through the Internet, so I found it logical to write and publish an ebook rather than go through the traditional way. I wanted to share my own view on the world and my own philosophy through the stories I write. But more importantly, writing a story is fun!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is probably the fact that I control everything -- from the way the wind should blow to the destiny of the characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
In all honesty, they mean quite a lot to me. They appreciate my work, which is probably the best gift a writer wishes to have.
What are you working on next?
I'm thinking of writing a mystery novel, but I'm not quite sure yet. However, some characters of "The Writer's Symphony" will be coming back.
Who are your favorite authors?
I would say Sun Tzu with his famous book entitled "The Art of War." His philosophy and wisdom, which he put through his book, helped me a lot in my growth and self-improvement.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To live a new adventure.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I usually play chess, shogi or Xangqi, read or watch the news, learn new languages, etc. However, I like spontaneity, so I usually do anything which entertains me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I usually read on my phone because I am always busy on my laptop and by doing so, I can read my book anywhere I want (usually when I take the bus or when I take a walk in the park).
Published 2016-09-26.
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Books by This Author

The Demonic Whisperer
Price: Free! Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Marcus and Melinda decided to use a Ouija board one night, after their parents left for the night. Although nothing happened at first, they would soon have to pay for the consequences of their actions.
The Wanderer
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
At night, the only moment where supernatural beings are allowed to visit our world, a strange person wanders in the streets. Or is it really a person? His face is shrouded in darkness, his head being covered by a green hoodie. He doesn't say a word. However, his aura is menacing. He found his next victim. A homeless man.
The Writer's Symphony
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The Writer's Symphony is a collection of short tales tackling different problems related to the modern world, through characters with different personalities. Forced to be part of a tale mixing sadness, pain and happiness, only they can decided the outcome of their own story. Or at least, that is what they think.