This week I have the distinct pleasure of featuring blogger and author Anna Dobritt. Anna is one of the most supportive people in the blogosphere. Her blog is a combination of helpful tips, inspiring quotes and good storytelling. She is also very generous with reblogging helpful posts from others.
I hope you enjoy this edition of A Perfect 10 with Anna Dobritt.
If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:
A.C. Flory, Steve Boseley, Kayla Matt, Mae Clair, Jill Sammut, Deanna Kahler, Dawn Reno Langley, John Howell, Elaine Cougler, Jan Sikes, Nancy Bell, Nick Davis, Kathleen Lopez, Susan Thatcher, Charles Yallowitz, Armand Rosamilia, Tracey Pagana
Also, if you are an author and you want to be part of this feature, I still have a few slots open for 2017. You can email me at email@example.com
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It does both. Sometimes I get into a zone and write for several hours straight, and after that all I want to do is rest.
- Do you ever write under a pseudonym? If not have you considered it? Why or why not?
No. I use my own name. If I were to switch to a different genre like westerns or historical novels, I would use a pseudonym.
- Does a big ego help or hurt writers? Why or why not?
I think it hurts having a big ego since that sets you apart from your readers and potential readers. These are the people you are trying to connect with through your writing.
- What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Three editing programs and Scrivener.
- What does writing success look like to you? Have you achieved it?
People asking to read more of your work. I haven’t quite achieved that.
- What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? What sources do you use?
For my first trilogy, I used the interest for research since I just needed to look up some information I needed. So there trilogy I am working on, I have about fifty eBooks on my Kindle for research purposes.
- How do you select the names of your characters? Have you ever regretted choosing a particular name?
Why? I like unusual names for my main character like Ravyn Wyng and Lenara Lenquil. I have never regretted any names I have used.
- What is the hardest type of scene to write?
Emotional scenes. I still struggle writing those.
- If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would they be and what would you want to ask them?
Plato (427-347 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher. Plato’s spirit of rational inquiry led to today’s scientific method. His writings shaped and continue to have a profound influence on Western thought. He was a pupil of Socrates, founded the Academy in Athens, and taught Aristotle. Artwork, after an ancient bust, from the 19th century book Vies des Savants Illustres.
Nikola Tesla, Edgar Cayce, Edward Leedskalnin, and Plato. I would ask them about Atlantis and where they think it was located and what were the people like.
- What platform has brought you the most success in marketing your books?
Using the various Facebook groups for promoting my books.
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