Saturday, 18 October 2008

An interview with writer, Leon Basin

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  • This week I’d like to introduce writer, Leon Basin.
  • Hello, Leon, welcome to the site. Tell me, do you plan your stories first, or does it come to you as you write?
Hi Anthony, thanks for inviting me. I suppose it depends on what I’m working on. I tend to do an outline for books but I ignore outlines for stories/articles.
  • Do you know the end of the story at the beginning?

I know the ending of the story sometimes, because I usually write it in my head. However, when I’m working on a non-fiction, I sometimes know how I am going to write it, but sometimes I just want to put it together.

  • Leon, it’s often said that authors write themselves into their characters. Are there any parts of you in your characters and if so, what would they be?
In the two books I have published most of the poems/prose are connected to what I have experienced, seen or heard. However, when I’m working on fiction I try to step outside of myself and see how I could stretch my self further into how a character might behave.
  • So when in the process of writing your book did you begin to look for a publisher?

Both of my books were self-published, Anthony. I didn't feel that they were good enough for a publisher. However, the books I’m currently working on, they will definitely be sent out to publishers/agents.

  • And what has been the best part about having your books in print?

I think networking with other writers. I enjoy meeting new people who are doing what I want to be doing. I love asking questions and watching other writers improve themselves. It pushes me to do the same.

  • And what are your plans now?

I have a few dozen of book projects on the list. The main two books I am focusing on are: A Journey into the Unknown, which is two-volume set. It is going to be a fiction about a kid growing up in bay area who seeks knowledge into the unknown. Another book I am focusing on is a Introduction to Metaphysics. I’m also completing a poetry collection for children.

  • Sound like you're going to be busy. Where can readers find a copy of your work?

They can find my books on my website and blog: http://www.leonbasin.net/

  • Leon Basin, thanks for your time. It’s good to chat with other writers to see how they fare. Good luck with your projects.

  • Next post, Making a living.
  • Bedlam.

1 comment:

Leon Basin said...

Thank you Barnnet! For such a wonderful opportunity.