Ambro’Zia is a very weird young lady.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve encountered so much in life in under 30 yrs that if I told real life stories, I would be thought of as a liar or at least an immense drama queen. Placing fictional characters into parallel events pleases the crowd a whole lot more.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start off with a scenario and then I start to type. I re-read each and every scene and replay character actions in my head as if it were a movie. This is how I analyze whether there is enough detail. When satisfied, I move on. I try to ensure that each character doesn’t sound just like the next one or have the exact same life views, so I interview my characters. I also create character bios/profiles. If necessary, I’ll draw them up or find a picture online of someone I’d imagine to look just like them. I draw heavily from personal experience and daily interaction with other people or the observance of people with each other. If I see something a character could relate to, I then try to embody it into that character. The hardest thing in the process of writing, is balancing climactic scenes and plot mobility with detail, progression, and development. If you stick to one of those aspects too long, a story may seem strained, contrived, or flat out boring to the audience, and they will be able to tell exactly where the story has begun to drag out.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I interview them, of course. I may see a couple out in public and then bring that experience home in my memory, replacing the strangers’ faces with that of my characters. I may also write up totally unrelated excerpts revolving around a specific character for the purpose of feeling them out in totally different situations.
What advice would you give other writers?
Do as much as you can to keep the story line and your characters consistent throughout. Delete buttons are your friends. Don’t ever feel forced to finish a certain scene or stick to the normal laws of what people would expect out of your story (or allow this to be the reason why you’re stuck for months on a single scene). Your story is YOUR story, you can erase and start over as many scenes, characters, and dialogues as you want. The story can take whatever turn you imagine. No one will know where it could’ve gone or almost went, except for you. They are depending on you to singlehandedly create you own world. All they’d like to do is watch what happens. Have the most fun with that, right there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had a friend who used CreateSpace. Whereas I’d been procrastinating for years (literally), wondering how my story would be received, editing and re-editing, seeking perfection (to which I would never really be satisfied until this day since I am oh so critical), the success of his work and audience reception was truly motivating to take the publishing method into my own hands and just DO it already.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I won’t pretend to have a know-it-all based opinion. I just pray for success no matter which direction the book publishing industry goes. Overall, it seems like e-readers are taking over, so there may be a decline in paperback publishing. I know it won’t be eradicated, though. The ideology behind a physical book is way too classic. It will be interesting to see how the steady rise of technology affects book publishing from here on out.
What do you use?: None of the above 🙂
What genres do you write?: Action/Adventure, Urban, Drama, Romance, Erotica
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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