Interview with Horror Author Carmilla Voiez

In this article we have an exclusive interview with Author Carmilla Voiez, Author of The Starblood Trilogy. Let’s get this interview started.

Jonuel: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Carmilla: I definitely have my own style of writing and it seems to be niche. I mix horror, fantasy and sexuality in my work, even the non-erotic pieces, as those are the things that fascinate me. Whether I try to be original or just find that I can’t be anything but is open to debate. Even when I try and write tried and tested genres they end up very quirky.

Jonuel: How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Carmilla: It takes me a couple of years to write a novel. I have written the first draft in as short a time as two months, but it’s the rewriting and editing, which I do compulsively, which takes the longest time. I have a love of poetic language and a tendency to labor over the structure of sentences, paragraphs and chapters.

Jonuel: Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?

Carmilla: Absolutely, although I am a very emotional person. Empathy is vital for creating compelling characters though. I think there is room for all kinds of writers and writing.

Jonuel: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Carmilla: Hiring a good editor. I went from a small indie publisher to self-publishing my work. Finding the write editor is vital. Now I can read my books and not shudder at the hundreds of errors I find after it’s gone to print. I edit too, my own work and other people’s, but I find writers get too close to their manuscripts to spot the things that will haunt them later.


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Jonuel: Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Carmilla: Both. I become I far happier person when I am writing. I guess it’s a little like purging negative emotion onto a page when writing horror. But often characters share similar experiences to things that have hurt me in the past. Then each page can be a trial of reliving past trauma. Writing is never easy, but I feel better when I’m writing than when I’m not.

Blurb:

The Starblood Trilogy – BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. Satori, an adept Chaos Magician, casts a spell to try and win back his lost love, Star. Lilith, mother of demons, has other ideas. Summoned by Satori’s magic, she makes it her mission to manipulate and separate the doomed lovers. Satori knows he and Star are meant to be together. He battles demons, travels worlds and even transcends death for her but, however much she begs, he can’t grant her the freedom she craves. “Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life.” Graham Masterton.

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