Hey guys! So I'm going away this weekend to the robotics state competition, so don't expect too many posts but if I get internet there, I'll try to do one my spare time. Don't get your hopes up too high :)
Anyway, I wanted to interview Hilda because she is my friend and because she is a published author. I've never met Hilda before, but we do call ourselves "sisters" :) There is a link to her blog at the bottom so please go and follow her! Also if you interested in buying her book, there is a picture of it along the sidebar of my blog. All you have to do is click it and it will take you to a website where you can buy Hilda's book!
1.) Can you introduce yourself and tell a bit about yourself?I'm Hilda Leticia Dominguez but you can call me Hilda for short. I love writing fiction stories and am excited to have finally published a book! So now I am an author. When I am not writing, I love to chat online with my "Sis" and my friends. But ever since my brother gave me his iPad, I've gone crazy by using it a lot and posting messages to my friends. Sorry about that, LOL!
2.) How long ago did you know you wanted to be a writer?
|Hilda's book! Find the image on the side-|
bar that looks like this and click on it
to purchase it!
3.) At what moment did you fall in love with writing?
When I finally realized it and decided I wanted to be a writer was just a few years ago.
4.) How did you get published?
5.) What publishing company did you use?
6.) How long did it take you to write The Invisible Spy?
7.) Are you planning on publishing any other books?
8.) Who are your biggest supporters?
9.) Who are a few of your inspirations?
10.) What keeps you going when you want to give up writing?
11.) Is there any other advice you can give to youth writers?
If you want to be a writer, read a lot and write a lot...or type. Even writing in your diary, blog, or journal counts. ;)
12.) "I want to be a published writer. Where do I begin?"
First I suggest taking a writing course to get familiar with the terminology and submission requirements, etc. Or you can learn on your own by checking out recent books from the library about writing and publishing and self publishing. The thing is you would want to absorb as much information as you can about how to publish a book and how to write one. So depending on how much you study and learn the info, but remember to don't rush through your studies. Don't look ahead and think "I want to start right after I finish reading this book." Learn first just like learning a subject, but write stories while you do. You will see overtime how much you have improved.
Here's a valuable tip: Since the publishing industry can change over time, always check out the most recent books. You can tell by looking at the copyright year inside a book. ;)
13) "Am I too young to publish a book?"
I personally don't believe so... Well, as long as you know how to write, that is. I remember watching a program on TV where a preteen was running her own online magazine from her home with her mom's help. Sounds too good to be true but it is. I was amazed!
See, no matter how young or old we are, we can do it! :D
14) "Do you have an official website?"
Yes, but sadly it will expire on April 29, 2013. My brother can't help me financially to renew it since he quit working due to health reasons. But you can follow my official blog at http://hildald.blogspot.com/ anytime you want to. :)