6 Questions to Cynthia

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6 Questions to Cynthia

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This article is reprinted from GoodReads.com 

Q Where did you get the idea for your most recent book? 

I've to admit that I'm a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I wonder how it would be if the Vampire Slayer was actually a 263 old vampire. And what if vampires just could walk during the day, without sparkles, and Holy objects can't kill vampires? And why shouldn't a vampire use modern weapons to fight evil? And if they fight evil, then why wouldn't they work together with an Anti-Terrorist Unit? These questions resulted in my first novel.  
 
Q How do you get inspired to write?  

I got my inspiration partly from the news and from what I see on the street. If I think that it's an interesting story, then I'll do my research and start writing about it. 
 
Q What are you currently working on?  

I'm currently working on my second novel,The Black widow. This is a sequel to my first novel and starts on April 15, 2013 in Boston during the terrible terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. I saw the news broadcast and made me puke. I don't understand why manics/terrorists do such horrible things to innocent bystanders. 
 
Q What’s your advice for aspiring writers? 

I would say, never give up. Start writing what comes in your mind, read it back. Delete and edit your story. Let it read to others and listen to their advice. Keep an open mind for critics. 
 
 
Q What’s the best thing about being a writer? 

You can create your own world, visualize your thoughts in words and share it with other people. 
 
Q How do you deal with writer’s block? 

I simply stop trying to write. I take my guitar and play for a while, or I go for a walk. After I've a fresh mind, I read what I wrote so far and then the words popped in my head to write a new chapter or to end the story.