How did you know you wanted to be an author?: This is an extremely banal story: as long as I could remember, I had always wanted to become a writer.
What is your advice for aspiring authors?: Don’t start writing the book until it has “risen from the dead”. Writer should seek to create a complex and detailed portrait of whatsoever with its own life. Live for writing, so as not to write for living.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?: I write seven days a week, “producing” about 300 words a day. But this is not important; the main thing is that I have been nursing ideas of my books for a long time. Sometimes nursing an idea takes more than 10 years. Until I “see” the novel completely (from the first to the last word), I do not sit down to write it. At the moment I’m writing three novels in my head and one on paper.
What message do you want readers to remember?: People are better than we used to think about them. There are no “good” and “bad” people, only poor living conditions and other social, genderrelated, economic, political and environmental health that make some people “better”, some people – “worse”. I personally do not believe that some people are just better human beings in general. All people are good (except for human genetic variation affecting human mental health) but some of them may know nothing about that. My task as a writer is encouraging them to become better.
How can fans get in contact with you?: They can reach me on facebook messenger or on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org