One of the biggest challenges an author has to face is to advertise his or her writing. It often goes against the grain and in my case this is certainly true. Writing is a lonely art and means that the writer is more than likely shut away on their own with whatever tools they use (pen, paper, typewriter, PC) and don’t emerge with a final product until it is felt that the time is right to show it to someone.
Leonardo da Vinci has been quoted as saying that Art is never finished, only abandoned. This is certainly true of my written work as it goes through draft after draft until I feel I can take it no further. So by the time I have finished with a manuscript and my book is published I can hardly bare to look at it again let alone discuss its creation with others.
But those who especially enjoy reading fiction are likely to be fascinated by the creative process, particularly if they are engaged by a particular writer’s work and want to find out more. So about a week ago when I was given the chance to discuss my writing in an online interview I jumped at the opportunity, because not only did it give me a chance to demonstrate the motivation behind my writing process but it also provided me with a great opening to promote my books
The full interview can be seen at: