About the Author
Gisclerc Morisset is a first generation Haitian-American who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has always been a hopeless romantic and enjoys sharing stories of love and romance. He lives in Brooklyn, New York where he lives with his wife.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I have experienced many ups and downs in my personal life romantically. And have also witnessed many eye-opening relationships involving my friends and family. Being a reflective and deeply analytical guys, I’ve always tried to learn from the relationships that I saw around me. By pairing these lessons with my interest in writing I’ve been able to tap into a source of inspiration to have something to share with the world.
I feel that my unique perspective and style of writing can help enlighten my readers on various aspects of love and relationships that they may be overlooking. I hope that I can encourage my readers to think about how they are behaving in their relationships and most important, why they may be behaving in certain ways. And hopefully motivate them to take action in the instances they recognize that they have the ability to do so.
Tell us about how you write:
I have a chaotic and busy schedule. So my basic plan is to write a little bit every day. By writing consistently as often as I can, I try to keep my excitement, urgency, and motivation at the highest level for the project I’m working on. Some days I am able to write for a few hours at a time. Some days I have to get creative and write on the go while I’m commuting. I’ve even written scenes on my smartphone in an email app and forwarded it to myself. I don’t really have page goals for myself. I find “scene goals” more effective. I can usually write a scene or critical part of a chapter in one sitting. That way if something comes up that forces me to walk away I don’t feel distressed because I can pick up where I left off knowing already where the scene is going.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, I don’t talk to my characters. I try to come up with a “story” of who my characters are. What their backgrounds are, their likes and dislikes, so I have a good sense of what they are most likely to say and do in any given situation. I try to understand the personalities as much as possible so that whatever they may be doing is consistent.
What advice would you give other writers?
Working on your content, the actual story should be your top priority. But be sure to take some time out during the week to research on the technique of writing. There are many books available about avoiding the pitfalls that amateur writers tend to encounter. Join a couple of online groups for writers and learn from those who’ve been there before you. Look into the various marketing, promotional, and advertising actions you should be prepared to do when you’re book is finally published. Look into a “Virtual Book Tour”.
Patience is key to the publishing process. When your manuscript is done and you’ve sent it to the editor, sent it to get formatted, are awaiting the cover art to get designed, you have no control over these processes. Many times the snail pace of the process and the challenges you encounter will discourage you. But it’s all part of the process. Learn from it and do what you can to make it a smoother process the next time around.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
As I was considering the options of publishing my novel, I began reading more and more on the success that new and established authors are having with electronic publishing and self publishing. Not having much of a budget, I felt that publishing this novel myself would give me the best opportunity to get my book out to the world. It was and has also been a learning experience that I can add to my growing knowledge of being an author as well as publishing, marketing and promoting my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I feel that it is a promising and evolving industry. From the research that I have been able to do, I don’t see e-publishing eclipsing print publishing, but co-existing with it. I think that e-publishing has challenged print publishing and that the major publishing houses are adjusting their businesses practices to utilize both print and electronic formats to meet whatever needs an author may have.
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