Adrianna Tetnowski Discusses her Novel The Dark Maiden

Why did you decide to become an indie author?

I decided to become an indie author purely for the fact that I didn’t want to wait around for someone to approve of my stories, I want them out there for people to read and hopefully enjoy. I feel like I have so much more freedom with both writing and publishing. I don’t have to wait around for someone else to give me a thumbs up – to know that they think my work is ready. My reason for writing is to share stories and I am lucky enough to be able to do that as often as I want.

What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring novelists?

The best piece of advice I could give an aspiring author is to just do it. If someone tells you that you can’t be successful at writing, use that as motivation to try even harder. Care enough about your work and your characters, the worlds you build and the words that you write to think about it everyday, to want to wake up and hit that word count you have set up for yourself. Your stories can only be told by you, so don’t keep them locked away.

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Adrianna J. Tetnowski


Adrianna J. Tetnowski was born in Poland but, now lives in Lancashire. The Dark Maiden is the first novel in her The Tales of Iradas series, which she had started writing at fourteen years old. She is currently studying a BA in English Language at Edge Hill University. When Adrianna isn’t writing, she enjoys watching far too many films and TV series like Shadowhunters, Salem and Marco Polo; or catching up on a never ending TBR book list – all whilst drinking way too much coffee/tea than she should be.

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