Monday, February 2, 2015

Celebrate 2015: Briana Gaitan (Day Three) (Interview + Giveaway)

The Last Thing
The One Thing
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Ethereal Underground Series


Rose’s Questions

Thanks for being here!

  1. Why did you become an author? Writing has always been something I wanted to do. I’ve written since I was younger and never stopped.
  2. What is your favourite book and why? Harry Potter series. I grew up on them. I read the first book in the 7th grade.
  3. Please list three things your readers don’t know about you. 1) I love Doctor Who 2) I have a horrible southern accent. 3) I am half Asian
  4. What does writing mean to you? It is a way to express myself without being limited.
  5. If the world blew up, and you were the only person left, what would you do? I’d like to think I would last a looonnnnggg time. In my spare time, I imagine what I would do in the case of a zombie apocalypse. (NO JOKE)
  6. Do you get writer’s block, and if so how do you deal with it? All the time. Most of the time I take a step back and a certain life event will inspire me. Sometimes I write out of order too.
  7. Please tell the story of your writing journey- how you started, getting published. My first book was a co-authored book. We each wrote from a different point of view. A friend made an awesome cover, and we had another edit the book. The book had an awesome storyline, but the writing was terrible. We butted heads on how to publish. She wanted to get a contract, I wanted to self publish, eventually we self published and got a book deal after that.  I’ve come along way since learning what an info dump is.
  8. What would your job be if writing wasn’t an option? I would be a makeup artist or do something in fashion.
  9. What do you do when you’re not writing? I spend most of the time marketing myself ( ha ha) Being a writer is hard work. Sometimes I watch TV and clean house. I’m so boring!
  10. Where do you find your inspiration for writing? In different life events. I say stupid things all the time and sometimes and one phrase will inspire a scene.
Thanks for coming. :)

Writing advice: Keep writing. It’s an overused phrase, and I used to hate it when writers said it in interviews, but it’s the truth. You learn by writing and using your imagination. One book may suck, one may be great, one may flop, one may hit it big. You never know until you get them out there.

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