Do you have a specific writing style?
No, I do not. I just write however it comes to mind.
How did you come up with the title?
The novel was a compellation of events that took place, and was written as a diary. I wanted readers to see that it would be written as a reflection.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, every book has some kind of message in it. In my novel I wanted the reader to understand that every person should think for themselves, and stay true to their own happiness.
How much of the book is realistic?
The entire novel portrays true events.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The experiences are based on other people that I know.
What book are you reading now?
I am so busy with my private life that I have not had time to read.
What are your current projects?
I am working on a new novel to be completed in the next year
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member?
I did not let anybody know that I was writing the novel, so nobody really supported me in it.
Do you see writing as a career?
I like to write but this is not my career.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would have added more detail to the novel.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I was always interested in writing as a child, but never had the chance to do it then.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I found language barriers to be a challenge when working on this piece. My work was written in the Bosnian language, I had to rely in others to get my story correctly.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I don’t really have one author that I like. I like many different styles of writing. The variety of genres and styles keeps me interested.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Because of my work I do not have chance to travel much, but
I hope I will do more travel soon.
Who designed the covers?
A publisher selected the cover for me.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing was the emotional strain when connecting with the characters in the novel. When writing and having to feel the way that my character felt over and over, it was exhausting at times.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Of course, everybody learns something when they are creating. I learned to be patient and think clearly.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Everybody has a story, and everybody should take the time to write it down and share it with others. Writing it down makes you feel better when the creation is complete.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I want my readers to realize what a happy life they have, or to take the time to change anything they want to change in the life that they are leading. Live the life that you want to, not the life that others want you to live.
What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
As I mentioned earlier, I found bringing the novel to life to be emotionally draining. There was a lot of detail in the novel, and a lot of sharing traumatic instances in somebody’s life. Writing and rewriting while trying to capture an audience forces you to relive the moments repetitively in your mind and it takes a toll.
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