Interview with Enoch Enns

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a village surrounded by mountains of beauty and streams of creativity. Vivid imagination was all about me--I only needed to take it in. As I have grown, my ability to convert this said "surroundings" into stories has shaped who I am and how I write now. The world is a poet's paradise. Once you learn to let it inspire, one might aspire to great things.
When did you first start writing?
I have always had a burning passion to write. But everyone says that, eh? I always hated writing growing up though. It was slow and cumbersome. I would love rambling about my ideas and worlds, but the actually writing didn't take place till I came state-side. I still remember that day when my little sister can running out of her room and handed me a draft of a story she had come up it. I liked her story and the fire exploded: I couldn't let her write the first book! My brother had already mastered music and she had already mastered art--so I made my mind to claim writing! And so write I did. Yep, 2006 was a special year for me when I had overcome the barrier of belief that I was incompatible with writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Presently, Fauldon's Dream and the Karier of the Task is my latest finished work. Though I wouldn't really call if finished as it is still evolving into an ongoing tale of its own. It's about a city tramp who has lost his drive and imagination amidst a dull and downtrodden world. Desperate for work, he stumbles into a job booth to find himself tasked with something so bizarre and unique, its takes him the whole book to come to terms with the job's responsibilities. It is the story of a man having his interest and purpose in life rekindled by the challenging of his imagination. It is his journey to reach clarity. It is his journey to find meaning and life in even the seemingly smallest of tasks.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really don't care for the mean through which my books get out there, I just want to inspire people with the stories, worlds, and characters that have inspired me. Being indie allows me to retain my own views and telling of my tales--which I hold a lot of value to. If I were to be picked up by a publisher or if I just continued to self-publish, I just want to be able to provide adequately for my family and inspire as many youth and old as I can in this life. Ultimately, I would love to publish for free and to write the stories of any characters that people want to read. There are life-tales of characters I have introduced and have not even recognized yet. What's cool and indie about it, is that every character is significant and has a story to tell, I'm just presently focusing on a few until the ideas and realms I have created spark interest.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have only just begun to use Smashwords. If my work does take off as a result, then more power to them! I love getting my work into peoples hands for free and I would love even more for feedback on it. Smashwords is just so convenient and explanatory on how to use, so why not take advantage of its great service and availability?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The single most greatest, absolutely joy is not when people admire my writing for itself, but when that smile spreads across this face from an inspiration to create something as a result of my writing. If anything, I do not want to be remembered for my works, but those that came of them.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. There exists no writer without his reader. You are the most essential skill of a writer. You are the most valuable partner of a writer. My words mean nothing if not appreciated, shared, or enjoyed, and that cannot happen without you: my reader.
What are you working on next?
As of right now, I have two tales unfolding. Fauldon's Dream is a fiction fantasy/adventure that follows the realm of Euphora. The Grand Attraction is a fiction mystery/thriller that follows Carls Locke, a man desperate to cling to the reality he once thought real as to the dimension he now must strive to live through. My next book will be the sequel to the Grand Attraction, unfolding the events of Parts V-VIII. It is title The Grand Illusion and is the second book of the Grand Series. Well, second book if you count Fauldon's Dream as the prequel to the Grand Series.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and I return to it all the time. In fact, some day I will be ready to rewrite it and share it with the world. The realm of Taylor Tarnor is one that I will never forget and will always keep coming back to. It was inspired by many things and holds true to its uniqueness to this day.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Well, it wasn't necessarily the first story I read, but it made the greatest impact--both initially and long-term. Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques. Seriously, what an inspiration and what a masterpiece.
Published 2017-10-12.
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Books by This Author

The Grand Attraction
Price: Free! Words: 75,240. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Join Carls Locke as he is thrown into a reality he has neither seen nor believed to be possible. Vacating to a grand mall of human totality, Carls finds himself victim--for man's greatest attraction is often his greatest illusion. Wishing so much to live in one while forced to endure the other, Carls must fight off the monsters seeking to overcome him, all while trying to keep his daughter safe.
Fauldon's Dream and the Karier of the Task
Price: Free! Words: 40,640. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Join Mr. Fauldon as he journeys through a new tale to stand alongside those of Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. The mind is a wonderous thing--and Mr. Fauldon is in for a realm of surprise to the mysteries yet unfolding.