After reading his book The Wrath of Orb Nic agreed to answer some questions for me! Take a look!
1. Have you always enjoyed writing? What prompted you to start writing stories?
I have been writing as long as I can remember, but always small things for myself. Only like two years back I decided to start attacking larger projects, even a standard length novel. There is a point where you just feel the need to get the story out of yourself. It is difficult to explain to someone who never had such a feeling.
2. How did the idea for The Orb of Wrath come about?
It all started with the world. Many years back I spent a lot of time creating a very detailed fantasy world. I included details for more than 700 different cities. Different countries, culture, history, etc. Over the years I thought many times that I should build a story in that setting. And finally I decided to do it.
3. In your opinion, what's one of the hardest things about being an author?
The promo is really difficult. There are so many options out there that is extremely challenging to get noticed. Even if your work is great and people like it.
4. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Self-publishing is a new paradigm; a miracle, even. Any aspiring writer today can (for sure) become a published writer. It was not like that in the past. If you are passionate about writing, just go for it. But you need to know that writing a great book is only half of the work; marketing it is a full time job by itself. So, spend some time beforehand on how you will tackle that piece of the challenge.
Nic Weissman is an Amazon Bestseller and a fast growing name in Fantasy fiction landscape. His debut novel The Orb of Wrath is collecting great reviews and is available through multiple channels both in ebook and paperback, both in English and Spanish. The novel has been already referred by multiple bloggers like Jack Moreno. Nic is the creator of the saga The Merchant's Destiny and The World of Oris.
Nic was born in 1974 in mystical place where the sea ends. Over the past 16 years, he has lived in 14 different addresses across 3 different continents. He has travelled to 30 countries and speaks 4 languages. As you can imagine, Nic loves travelling.
You can follow Nic through several Social Media channels like Facebook (facebook.com/nicweissmanpage)