There is definitely a huge market out there profiting from aspiring authors: creative writing seminars, how-to-write-a-novel books, editing services, marketing tools, pitch writing services, self-publishing consultancies, review writing agencies, book fairs, writing conferences etc.
I have been attending the London Book Fair for the past three years, but other than that, I have not invested any money in anything else. I’ve been lucky enough to be traditionally published in Greece and disciplined enough to have self-published in English.
What made the difference for me in the last fifteen years was reading Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”; and it only cost me $9 as I bought it for my Kindle app.
What is your favourite quote?
“The higher you fly, the smaller you appear to those who can’t fly” by F. Nietzsche.
What did inspire you to write “A Life In A Moment”?
It is actually the book the hero of my first ever story is writing. When I myself started to write it, at the age of 16, I had thought it would be an interesting and challenging game to play, but in the end the story came into life in a different way I had expected.
After Lisa Roberts approached Greek author Stefanos Livos with the idea of interviewing him, he had no choice but to agree to her reinvention of the usual interview format, which she called a ‘duoview’, where both participants interview each other, in a relaxed and very real ‘chatting-over-coffee’ conversation.