Author Interview Citra Tenore new book The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1

Teen author Citra Tenore talks about what inspired her and the story behind her new book, The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1.

Author Interview Citra Tenore new book The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1
Written by JJ Barnes

I interviewed Citra Tenore as regards what made her want to write a book, her creative method, and the animation behind the novel Her new sci-fi, The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1.

Tell me a little bit about who Citra Tenore are:

Author Interview Citra Tenore new book The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1
Citra Tenore

My name is Citra Tenore, which is pronounced like “cheating tenor”, ​​and I am an American fiction writer from Massachusetts. I wrote my first book, a children’s story, when I was eleven years old, and after months of editing, I published it when I was twelve. The release of my first book was so breathtaking that I decided to explore my writing dreams, which led to me spending my teenage years writing my latest book., a science fiction series. Fiction called The Dead Planets’ Requiem. The first volume of the series was released in April this year.

When did thou first want to write a book?

I first wanted to write a book when I no longer wanted to be an actor. Growing up, I fell in love with the world of theatre. I took acting classes and was convinced that I wanted to pursue a career in this creative field. However, by taking acting classes, I realized that a good script is arguably the most important element of any project.

In trying to become an actress, I have developed a great respect for figures in the entertainment industry who do not necessarily receive the same attention from ordinary viewers as celebrities. Most on. I was too young to understand the importance of writing, but when I did, I was fascinated by this field of art.

How long did it take you to finish your first book, from concept to release?

The Publishing Idea took me about six months to script, write, and edit. Summer with a Twist is my first book, based on a family trip I took during my college break. Drawing from real life made it much easier for me than the previous book, but this is still my first book, so it was a challenge.

How long did it take you to complete your last book from concept to release?

For Requiem of the Dead Planets Vol. This whole process took me six years. I wonder if I’ll ever make another book as long as this one, but I started it when I was thirteen. It would be unrealistic to publish a thrilling sci-fi novel without allowing myself time to mature, and I knew I had to accept the wait. If I want to write the book I envisioned correctly, I need to grow up.

Focusing on your final release, what made you want to write The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1?

My latest book is a mix of youth drama,  family drama, and a sci-fi story, so to understand why I wanted to write it, you’ll need a look. a glimpse of my childhood. My parents are very permissive with the movies that I can watch when I grow up, which can affect a child.

When I was ten years old, I was hooked on some of cinema’s all-time great gory films. However, I  also enjoyed entertaining children. The dichotomy is always fun for everyone. I was ten years old and saw a Pixar movie one day and then a movie like Scarface the next day. And then, because I was born in 2002 when I was a teenager, I was part of a generation where sci-fi and out-of-date themes were featured a lot in youth books.

Consider all of this; when I was thirteen, it was understandable for someone like me, who basically loved all works of fiction, to want to write a multi-genre book.

What was thine biggest challenge writing The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1?

My age. I’m not going to act like I’m thirteen years old just because I published a book when I was twelve. It doesn’t matter how imaginative you are at this age; you are still new in single digits and ignorant of the world.  I was eager to record a storyboard and keep writing, but it wasn’t realistic. I knew the planning and writing would take a long time to complete a story of this magnitude because what I was striving for required me to be mature enough to do so.


Teaching patience and forcing myself to admit that maybe years later I’ll release it is heartbreaking, but now that it’s released, I can say it made me realize that I like it. how to work with it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have spent six years of my life, my entire youth, on the project.

Who or what inspired thou when creating the main character?

Everyone likes good heroes, but some people like anti-heroes. I belong to this category. I wouldn’t say my main letter, Quentin Hanson, is a villain. He is a teenager who grew up in a very sheltered and privileged bubble in the middle of nowhere in Massachusetts and finds himself thrust into a situation he never asked for. Adolescence is a sensitive period in a person’s life. Being thrown around like a pawn is painful. Combining the two, I think his suspicious actions are justifiable.

Who or what inspired you to create your villain?

In Requiem of Dead Planets, there are no antagonists, but several sides that are technically right and technically wrong. Without giving anything away, it takes place in the near future and while a silent geopolitical war is being prepared, there are no mutual attacks.

I have never appreciated nationalism in fiction. Human pride is so ingrained in real life that I like to see stories play with politics and gray morality. It also poses a major, overarching difficulty for the already morally ambiguous main character. I think the mystery of who you identify with as a reader can be a lot of fun for viewers.

What is the fire incident in The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1?

After about 200 pages, the reader learns that a distant and ominous cosmic anomaly is slowly but surely approaching us. In The Shock of What Is, different groups mobilize in different ways to prepare for the possibility of an apocalyptic final event.

The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1
The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1

What is the main conflict in The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1?

When you have different armed forces that don’t like each other and you suddenly feel the need to form different alliances, it’s normal for things to get complicated, especially when no one is right or wrong. And because Quentin is already so much a victim of circumstance, confronting them is just the icing on the cake of all his problems because he doesn’t know who to turn to or who to deal with, but he knows I don’t want that be alone.

Did thou plan “The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1” in advance, or did thou just freak out and just write almost?

Ideas and actions come to me randomly, and I like to write in random order, but I would never do anything in a million years without a sketch. Oddly enough, most writers I’ve met can write their stories without even taking a page of notes, but then again, they’ve been in the industry a lot longer than I have. It might be something I can succeed at, but right now it’s a big part of my life.

Did you get editing help and how much editing was required for The Dead Planets Requiem Volume 1?

I realize I’m very lucky in assembling it. My father is a technical writer. While he’s not very good at creative editing, I can count on him for his professionalism, his grammar, his spell-checking, and all those wonderful things that novelists don’t like. think. You don’t have to be a creative writer to point out when something clearly doesn’t make sense. Since we’re so close, he’s not afraid to look me straight in the eye and tell me he doesn’t understand something I’m trying to say. Having him as an editor has brought quite a few things in a weird way. Provides good setting time; When writing a 700-page book like this, there are many links.

The scenes that required the most editing were the action sequences. Then I go insane and completely neglect the grammar and spell checker. As far as smooth scenes go, the slower, more talkative parts would be my forte.

What is the first piece of writing counsel thou would give someone that inspired thou to write a story?

I laugh at the thought of giving anyone advice because I’m only nineteen. If I had to, I’d say that it’s extremely important to give as much time to development as you do to developing your story. Readers want to know who the teller of their book is. Art is brutal. Whether you are a dancer,  musician, painter, or writer, there will always be people far better than you. But not all viewers want the best. you want to playIt’s not about how perfectly you do it, it’s about finding the talents and quirks in your tone that can draw people in and make for a memorable experience.

Can you tell me what other books you would like to write?

I’m working on a sequel to  Dead Planets Requiem Vol. I, which should take a lot less time to complete than the first one. Nothing is decided on the other stories yet, but I do have snippets of a possible speculative fantasy mix that I’ve been thinking about for about a year. It would be a pleasure to work for a day!

And finally: Are you proud of your achievement? It was worth it?

I’m humbled and proud, yes. I’m happy with what I’ve done and grateful to be born at a time when technology is democratizing all kinds of sources so everyone can achieve their creative dreams. Every artist is afraid of whether their dream is realistic in the long run, but the feeling of accomplishment never goes away. There is no happier than holding a book in your hand. It stimulates my almost parental instincts, making me feel proud, happy, and caring all at the same time. I don’t know anything about parenting, but that’s the only analogy that fits.

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My books are available almost everywhere online and around the world. and my website is Happy reading!


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