Sunday, July 1, 2012

Author Interview: Lorena Mann

Q: How long have you been writing, and what kind of stories do you most like to write?

A: I've quite literally been writing as long as I can remember. I prefer to write fantasy because that's what I like to read the most, but I also enjoy writing literary fiction.

Q: What's the title of your story in Unearthed? In general, do you get the title first, or do you write the story first? Do you remember what prompted this particular title?

A: The title is 'To Soar the Endless Sky'. I absolutely write the story first. It's far easier than titles for me; I struggle with those.

Q: Please tell us: one book you've read recently, one book you're reading now, and one book on your to-read list.

A: I recently finished Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin and I'm currently reading Namaah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey. The Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is on my list to read next, but I have a hard time finding free time so it could be a while before I get to that one!

Q: What's the best/worst writing advice you've ever been given?

A: I was given pointers on using point of view by someone who either didn't fully grasp it themselves or just explained it poorly. I rewrote ten entire chapters before I realized what I'd originally written was correct.

Q: What are you working on now, or what's your next planned writing project?

A: I am currently in the final editing phase of a full length fantasy novel called "Forged for Destiny." I've completed the whole trilogy to at least first draft so getting that one published and then finishing the other two will take up all my time in the foreseeable future. 

Thanks, Lorena!