What do you do with plot bunnies??? You know, those ideas that usually attack you when things are quiet and concentrated, and they sound really nice, and you want to write about them, but they eventually start to turn rabid and demand to be written on even though you have no more ideas about it? So you just . . . let it float out into the endless Abyss called digital space. I have plenty of them, but never know what to do with them. :/
Thank you for reading!!!
Author of Wielders of ... See More Magic and Door at the End of the Hallway, fantasy adventure, and horror thriller.
This is a million dollar question.
How do you juggle the work/write/life balance? It feels impossible to keep it all up in the air, but I never want to drop any of it either.
How do you overcome the anxiety of authorship; the fear that anything we write is just a reproduction, that nothing is new, and that we will never be greater than those who came before us?
This is a constant fear of mine. I worry that we have run out of beautiful things to imagine.
I have another question! I hope you do not mind my asking twice.
What was your process behind "Life and Other Near Death Experiences"? Was the conception of the story a difficult process, how long did it take to write, and what was your reaction upon seeing it published and ready to view by the world?
CONGRATS CAMILLE! As a fellow author I'd like to know what your writing ritual looks like. Do you write everyday? If so morning or night? Do you right by the characters or plan the whole thing. Did you have an agent and go through a publishing company to become a best-seller, or are you an indie writer. Also with that did you have an email list? I know that's more than one but whatever. Do you constantly learn more? are you an avid reader? I love answering questions, I find it fun and engaging ... See More and helpful much of the time, do you feel that way? Why or why not. How did the idea from your story come about? Do you think the genre or story is what help the best-seller status? People need something to attach to a hope, do you feel this book touched that spot? How and why?
How do you feel about fanfiction?
Do you think it is a legitimate genre for publication, or a good arena to practice writing from?
Like Alex has mentioned, thanks for joining us! It's an honor to meet an experienced author like you!
My question is...How do you deal with writers block?
Who are your favourite authors/what are your favourite novels?
Do you have a top 10 books you'd take with you to a desert island?
Do you have a set writing time each day, or do you just let it happen whenever you feel the most inspired?
If you could give one piece of writing advice to authors, what would it be?
Camille Noe Pagán is the author of novels The Art of Forgetting and Life and Other Near Death Experiences. With fiction as her first love, Camille has also had work appear in Allure Glamour, Men’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Women’s Health and many others. She is currently the health editor at Real Simple magazine and has a degree in English and Native American Literature.
On top of this, her novel Life and Other Near-Death Experiences spent the better part of four weeks as the #1 best-selling book in the Kindle bookstore. Camille is full of insight regarding the writing process, and has experience as an author across a variety of fields.
Come join her for Inkitt’s “Ask Me Anything” Author hour on Friday the 20th of November at 6pm PST!