How did you know you wanted to be an author? Before I wrote The Passer the thought of becoming a writer had never entered my brain. Then one night in the summer of 2009 while I was performing Milady in The Three Musketeers, the idea for a series of books came to me. By the time I got home that night I had formulated the concept for a three book series and wrote down a brief synopsis for each installment. Then I tossed the notebook in a drawer next to my nightstand and forgot about it. A year later, I was going through my nightstand looking for what I can’t remember and came across what I had written that previous summer. After that, I became obsessed with the idea of storytelling . The following winter of 2011 I began writing in earnest and have not stopped since. It is literally an obsession – one that gives me unending joy.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? If you love to write then just write. The first draft of anything should pour out of you uninhibited. There is plenty of time for editing. Read, read, read. If you find you can’t ingest longer works of fiction while you’re writing a lengthy novel, than try poetry or stage plays.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? No, but there are certainly plenty of books and articles out there on the subject. I write because I can’t stop myself. I do it first thing in the morning when I get up and last thing before I go to bed. However, that is mostly because I work full time, so I am looking for any free moment I can get these unending thoughts out of me.
I have found that early morning up until 2:00 PM is my best creative writing and then late afternoon until early evening is best for editing and marketing efforts. Also, if I am having difficulty with resolving a scene, I read it right before I go to bed with the hope my brain will work out the answer the following morning. Usually it works!
What message to you want readers to remember? Though I have categorized myself as a paranormal Romance author, The Passer is a cross-genre book that weaves mystery, suspense and mysticism into the complex plot. As a result, my readership has been very broad and spans all age groups, male and female.
How can fans get in contact with you? Currently I do not have a website, but one is in the works. You can reach me on my official fan Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/robinchristophersen.write...