Hello, hello, darlings. I’m here.
LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED.
You can ask me anything you want, like if I sleep in pajamas or not, or where I hide my candy, or will I teach you how to fart glitter (I won’t, sorry, trade secret). Also, for every question you ask you must send me a diamond, or a bag of cash, or, okay, if you’re poor I’ll take socks or plum jam. Or you can send me your grandma’s jewelry. I don’t mind. I’ll take it. As a thanks for my time. See? I’m very ... See More generous and not demanding at all, right? Right.
So go ahead. Don’t be shy. I won’t bite. Well, maybe a little.
How do you, as an author, overcome the anxiety of publication? It is terrifying to know that your work is being seen by so many strangers.
Thank you so much everyone for taking precious time out of your day and coming here to ask me questions and to listen to my silly answers. I love you. And I love you Inkitt people who made this possible. You are the best! We will be friends forever now, we will make each other bracelets and do sleepovers and tattoo each other’s names on our foreheads and stuff like that. Right? Right. We’re family now.
Well, while you’re pondering if the above has any sense, let me tell you that I ... See More had an absolute blast talking to you and that I hope I have answered your questions to your satisfaction. If you have any more, you can bother me via email (http://www.kseniaanske.com/contact/) or my blog (http://www.kseniaanske.com/blog/) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kseniaanske) or on Ello (https://ello.co/kseniaanske) or any other shiny internet playground you happen to frequent (and see me there digging in the sandbox). I will try to my best to get back to you as soon as I can, but if I fail, bug me again, because I might have simply overlooked your message or forgotten while distracted by my pet sloths. Yes, I have pet sloths, 10. They warm my feet when I sleep.
Okay, what else? I love you. I already said that. Keep writing no matter what. Write every day. Read as much as you possibly can. Never listen to those who tell you you can’t Prove them wrong and do it anyway. Or you can always come to me and cry on my shoulder, and I will fetch my bazooka and go deal with them my own, Russian way. Good luck! Here is one more thing.
NEVER GIVE UP.
You’re much closer to it than you think.
And now all run and buy all my books right here http://www.kseniaanske.com/ and write me book reviews everywhere and send me plum jam.
I will stay longer answering your questions, you guys, so ask away. I've got my coffee here.
Have you ever written fan fiction before? Do you think it is a good medium to practice writing from, or is it a waste of time?
How did you overcome the fear of taking the first step?
If I am to inquire more discreetly : How did you overcome the fear of publishing your first story in English knowing that it is possible that one may get ridiculed for common grammatical and punctuation mistakes they might have made and overlooked in their final draft?
I am also a non-native English speaker and fearful of what may happen after I publish my first story
Ksenia Anske, I totally admire the person that you are and what you do, from what I know. I see that you have been living off your writing and you have been offering digital copies of your books for free on your website. How do you manage to do so? How is life as a writerpreneur ? Also, do you think that self-publishing is the future of writing ?
I have no question, just enjoyed reading the Q&A in here... Love to see inside other peoples minds when not so scripted or worked over as in a book. Thank you for sharing Ksenia!
It is so cool that Inkitt organised this!
I know the hour is up, but I'd like to say thank you for answering stuff. I loved reading all your answers. ^.^
Fantasy author Ksenia Anske answers all your questions at 8pm (PST) September 18th
Ksenia's been named one of the 100 Top Women in Seattle Tech and Geek of
the Week of Seattle PI.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Ksenia came to US in 1998 without knowing English.
She lives in Seattle with her boyfriend and their combined three kids
in a house that they like to call The Loony Bin