If you're looking for a fairly new author that understood the assignment, look no further. Che Moon's first book was published in 2019 and has since self published five additional books. If you know anything about the literary world, you know this is no easy feat. In addition to writing, Che also creates covers for other authors along with formatting of eBooks. Che took time out of her busy schedule to chop it up with Hopeful Heartbreakers before her next book drops. Keep scrolling to check out her exclusive interview.
1. When did you first call yourself a writer?
When I published my first book, I always considered myself a person who can create stories but it wasn’t until I completed and published my first book that I finally viewed myself as an writer.
2. What is your kryptonite as a writer?
Time management and accepting help. I’ve always been a figure it out yourself kind of person.
3. What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?
Usually music and snacks, as long as the characters as talking I can write.
4. What risks have you taken with your writing that has paid off?
I think completing and publishing a book in itself is a risks especially self publishing. The biggest thing was deciding to go the self published route. So far it’s been great because I have full creative control.
5. What has helped or hindered you most when writing a book?
I bought self help books that have been really helpful and given me lots of insight.
6. What is the best money you’ve spent with regard to your writing?
The best money I’ve spent is for editing, I went through a few editors but have found a solid two that I trust and enjoy. I’m terrible at editing so it’s an investment I’m wiling to make.
7. When you’re writing an emotional scene, how do you set the mood?
Honestly I’m an emotional person, sort of. So If I have the scene in my head I just put myself in that position sometimes research the emotions someone may feel while experiencing whatever it is they’re experiencing. It doesn’t take much to set the mood.
8. What do you do to get inside of your character’s heads?
Try to relate to them. If I can relate I know I can convey the message they’re trying to get across better and my readers will be able to relate to that.
9. Are there any books or authors that inspired you to become a writer?
Definitely a few authors that inspired me, too many to name. Zane, Eric Jerome Dickey, Toni Morrison, and Sister Souljah just to name a few.
10. Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
On my website www.authorchemoon.com
I’m on social media on Instagram as @pennedbychemoon and on Facebook as Author Che Moon