Interview with Viano Oniomoh

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always been a very independent person, so it was only natural for me to go straight to self-publishing because I want as much control over my novel as possible.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The writing itself mostly, the flow of ideas and the sight of my words appearing on the screen. Secondly, is the readers - seeing their reactions and comments makes everything I do worthwhile.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I knew how to hold a pencil :)
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the world. Without them, I won't be where I am today.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.K. Rowling, Dan Brown, John Grisham, Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan...just to name a few ;)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching TV mostly haha
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read a lot on wattpad and archive of our own. Everything else I kind of find on my own, I browse through Amazon for mostly LGBT+ novels and other times, some stories are suggested to me :)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sadly, I don't remember haha I wrote over a hundred stories when I was a child (about five/six years old). What I do remember was I wrote a lot of fantasy - one story I recall is about a goose called Mr Swan and he had a very odd hat. The imagination was strong in me.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a process to be honest. I just write. Sometimes I plan the entire story out line by line, chapter by chapter, and sometimes I just wing it and write the entire thing without a shred of planning. I like to just roll with it haha
How do you approach cover design?
On wattpad, I like to make my own covers but it's pretty simple work, find an image and slap a title and my name over it. Recently though, I've been looking into professional publishers and I'm only just realizing its a whole different ballgame.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love, love, fantasy stories. And romance. Can't forget the romance ;)
Published 2015-10-27.
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