The Writer’s Voice: ‘simplicity is as effective as complexity’

It’s not uncommon for book blogs to feature Authors and The E-book Review is no stranger to author interviews, but we’re switching things up a bit, collaborating with Amazon Kindle authors. The E-book Review welcomes, you, Chiara Benedetta to today’s post. How does it feel to be here?

Fine. Thank you for this opportunity

Alright, so that brings us to our first question of this interview. Literary success, we at the E-book Review want to know what this looks like, feels like.

It looks like the chance to realise my other dreams, such as having new experiences that might or might not help me create new things. Here’s my illustrated vision.

Beautifully said. What’s the best way in your opinion to market your books? What has worked for you?

Making connections on Facebook via my author page. I also create book trailers to be uploaded to my YouTube channel. And engage both on Goodreads and Instagram.

An author that is well connected. I think my viewers and I are going to be penning a lot of this down. For the next question, we’re going to be diving a bit deeper. Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

I rather view it as a kind of psychological practice, but I suppose that spirituality and psychology are more or less the same thing, after all, at least within this specific context.

How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one? That is assuming that you’re a full time author?

I’m a customer service associate currently seeking new job opportunities, and this makes me a part-time writer. I don’t plan to become a full-time one, at least unless I become successful enough to consider this option.

You’re already successful if you’re rolling in the dough from your work. How many hours a day do you write?

At least one or two hours a day. Most of the time I write when I’m supposed to be sleeping.

What did you edit out of your books?

Every part that was useless for narrative purposes. And I had to be certain that no part was gratuitous, especially in the last short story.

For our unfortunately last question with you, The E-book Review would like to know if you have read anything that made you think differently about fiction?

Yes. I read almost all the “Shopaholic” books written by Sophie Kinsella, and I learned that simplicity is as effective as complexity, when it comes to writing.

It was a pleasure to have another author on the E-book Review and we hope to see you again for a book feature, a social media take over, we want to cover the scoop on your latest book news.

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