Interview with Alex Barbosa

Updated: Feb 21

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What genre/s do you write in?

I write Horror and Sci- fi.

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing for 6 years.

Do you have any published books or articles? Tell me a bit about these and what publishing route you took.

Yes. I have a short horror story on Amazon called Jeep man and Scarecrow is a fictional tale about two 17 ear old fraternal brothers named Sheena and Bee-bee. The twins were living a horrible lifestyle and were abused by their parents until one night they decide to do what kids normally won’t t do. Kill their parents. Now at 47 years old, they live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, killing anything for food. Including humans.

Did you use an editor? If so who?

Yes, my editor's name is Shahzeb Khan

Did you use a book formatter and cover designer?

Yes. Me. Lol

Did you self-publish or get traditionally published? How did this go for you?

I self-publish my book and it’s going well.

How do you market your work and promote your brand?(Include links)

I promote my book with online promoting companies like crave and

What social media and writing platforms would you recommend?

At the moment I would recommend facebook, twitter and tik tok. A writing platform that I recommend is the one I published a novel titled T-o ( humans new home)

Do you use an agent?

No. I’m not looking for one at the moment.

Do you use paid advertising? If so what?

No paid advertising at the moment, but I’m going to start with amazon ads.

Do you have a blog or website?

No. I have a Facebook page

What inspires you most to write?

My wife and kids are my inspire me to write.

What do you do to help with writers block?

Listening to music help, but showers help more.

How do you plan your writing and start?

I plan my writing days before, actually sitting down to write. I make sure I’m not busy for three to four months and don’t leave the house unless it’s necessary.

Is writing your full time job? If not what else do you do?

Yes. I work outside of home, just to keep me from going crazy at home. Lol.

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I’m not working on anything, I have a novella coming out early next year titled Earth is under Attack.

What is your target audience?

My target audience are readers of the ages of 18 and up. And anyone that loves horror stories will enjoy it a lot.

How long does it take you to write a book?

It takes me about 3 to 4 months o write my books.

When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?

I discovered I enjoyed writing from a very young age. I just never had the time to write as I do now.

What is your writing schedule look like?

When I write my schedule is Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 3pm. For 3 to 4 months.

What does your family think about you writing?

My family loves the idea of me writing and accomplishing my dream.

What do you do when you are not writing?

I spend most of my time with my wife and kids. I also watch all my favorite shows.

Where do you get information and ideas for your writing?

The ideas for my writing just come to me. I call them visions and I get a lot of information from

What do you think makes a good story?

Anything that keeps you reading.

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