Grace Risata

Grace Risata
  1. Who are you? What do you do?

I’m an indie author who publishes whatever random crazy ideas come into her head.

  1. What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?

I get an idea, make an outline, and WRITE!

  1. What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you, what tools are must-haves for writers?

You have to be very careful to check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

  1. What motivates you to write?

When an Idea comes into my head, I have to get it down on paper.

  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

I do suffer from writer’s block on occasion. I take a few days off to clear my head and then hope good ideas return!

  1. Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t EVER give up and don’t let bad reviews get you down.

  1. What is the message in your book? What are your readers’ reactions to it?

Life has a happily ever after…make sure to laugh along the way.

  1. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I learned that it’s okay to let my mind wander and see where it takes me.

  1. What are your current/future projects?

Too many to list. So many ideas…so little time.

  1. What book(s)/author(s) have influenced your life and writing?

Stephen King, J K Rowling, Dean Koontz, and so many more!

  1. Is there any other information you want to share?

Thanks for giving my stories a chance!

 

Adam Mann

Adam Mann
  1. Who are you? What do you do?

I live and work in Vietnam, having worked as a Sustainable Livelihoods Adviser in developing economies for over 50 years, firstly in sub-Saharan Africa and then South and now East Asia. Now I have retired and enjoy writing romance novels, often based in countries where I have worked.

  1. What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?

I usually think of the plot in the middle of the night, and then get up and prepare and outline, and character description. In the morning I start writing, and usually take ten days or so to produce a draft manuscript.

  1. What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you, what tools are must-haves for writers?

I like developing real characters, and not zombies or werewolves. They do what normal people do in relationships, with passion, misunderstandings along the way, and romance.

  1. What motivates you to write?

I just enjoy it. I would like an income from it, but I have a pension and income from investments.

  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

Not really, but I am often too busy with Social Media outlets, so have to wait a few days to re-write or revise.

  1. Do you have any advice for other writers?

Yes. Don’t worry, just get on with your writing, revise and edit it, and submit your final draft to publishers, and/or eBook publishers.

  1. What is the message in your book? What are your readers’ reactions to it?

Not really, just that sex and love are intertwined.

  1. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Yes, publishing and marketing are much more difficult than writing.

  1. What are your current/future projects?

I don’t think of writing as project.

  1. What book(s)/author(s) have influenced your life and writing?

I liked the classics like Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

  1. Is there any other information you want to share?