Interview with Syeda Gillani creator of “My Clinic In Another World” – All Ages of Geek Tapas Reviews
Welcome to another episode of our Creator Spotlight series, where we introduce you to the talented individuals behind the stories we love. Today, we’re excited to have an in-depth conversation with a novel creator who has a passion for Isekai, Medical, and system themes. They’ve taken their love for anime and manga and transformed it into creating captivating novels on the Tapas platform. Get ready to learn about their journey, unique storytelling techniques, and their hopes for engaging with readers beyond the written word. Let’s dive in!
What initially sparked your passion for creating novels, and how did that desire evolve into the work you produce today?
I started writing novels because I ran out of things to read or watch that I liked. After so many mangas and watching anime, my standards had risen for reading and watching as I couldn’t find anything I decided to write my own.
Can you walk us through your journey as a novel creator, starting from the moment you first decided to explore this medium?
I first started writing as a fanfiction author since I love anime. I wrote one on Ace of Diamond on webnovel. I also wrote another story on webnovel but dropped it.
Your work touches on various themes and subjects. How do you choose which stories to tell, and what do you hope your readers take away from them?
I want my readers to enjoy the journey of the main character. My novel touches on Isekai, Medical, and system themes they can be challenging but nothing a little preparation can’t fix. To be honest I don’t imagine reading or writing anything that isn’t Isekai but when they’re nothing left, I try to find any theme close to it such as regression. I don’t choose what story to tell I just go with the flow. I think of a goal in my mind the story has to progress to and then write chapters about how the mc gets to the goal.
What led you to choose Tapas as the platform for sharing your novels, and what aspects of the site do you find most appealing for your work?
I came to Tapas after reading articles online on how shady and sketchy the webnovel contract is. I eventually want to earn some money writing, so I decided to move to a more trustable platform such as Tapas. I do love the fact that Tapas gives the opportunities to novel writers to turn their novels into comics. I am aiming for that since when I was writing the novel, I picture it as a comic in my mind.
Tapas has unique features and community. Are there any aspects of the platform that you feel could be improved, or perhaps have been challenging to navigate?
I know Tapas has opportunities for novel writers but having so many talented authors can cause novels with good potential to hide. I also came to know that Tapas has closed several programs for novels. Other than that, I don’t have any challenges on this platform.
As a novel creator, what are some unique storytelling techniques you’ve developed to set your work apart from others in the genre?
As a novel creator, I try to be detailed as possible and make sense of my writing. Also, make fewer grammar mistakes. In my novel, there is the system element and I include the AI talking with the MC which might be different from most novels.
Apart from your novels, what other avenues do you explore to engage with your audiences, such as social media, live events, or merchandise?
I have a Ko-Fi account though there are no bonuses or anything since I just set it up. I also have an Instagram account.
Creating novels can be both rewarding and challenging. Can you share some of the struggles you’ve faced along the way, and how you’ve overcome them?
Since my novel is about a clinic in another world, the mc needs to do surgeries, etc. I’m not in the medical field so It can be hard to research it and then write how the mc solves it.
Are there any novels creators, artists, or writers who have been particularly influential or inspiring to you? How have they shaped your creative journey?
JKSManga, I guess because of the way they wrote their novel vampire system. I like it.
For aspiring novel creators, what are some practical tips and advice you would give to help them find their voice and style?
For novel creators, I say figure out your style of writing beforehand. Also need to know the point of view of the story. I will also advise that you know the ending or where your story will lead to beforehand, having a goal can help someone when writing.
Can you tell us about your creative process, from brainstorming ideas to the final execution of your novels? How do you stay motivated and consistent throughout?
I came up with this idea since I wanted more of the system novels with medicine. And I hadn’t read one about clinics, so I decided to write.
How do you balance the creative and business aspects of being an independent novel creator, such as promoting your work and managing finances?
I don’t promote my work that much I just stay in the forums or discord but outside of it, I don’t do a lot of promoting. Regarding balancing time with school, 3 of my classes are online for college which is why my schedule is more versatile.
How do you stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the novel industry, and how do you integrate this knowledge into your work?
I mostly go on discord or the forums to find out more about such topics.
In what ways do you believe the novel industry is evolving, and what opportunities do you see for independent creators in the future?
I think it is evolving the novel industry since more novels are being made into movies or they are being turned into comics.
What are some personal or professional goals you have for your novel career, and how do you plan to achieve them in the coming years?
I plan to get a novel cover and hopefully finish this story since I’m planning for it to have more than 200 chapters.
As a creator, how do you measure success, and what achievements are you most proud of so far?
I’m proud of getting a few subscribers on Tapas since I had no prior following, I’m also proud of updating daily and thankful for the number of views I have gotten.
Lastly, could you share an anecdote or experience from your novel-creating journey that has had a profound impact on you, and what did you learn from it?
Writing a novel has made an impact on me since I improved my writing and I make fewer grammar mistakes as I write.
About Stec Studio, All Ages of Geek and “I Married a Monster on a Hill”:
Stec Studio is a New Jersey-based company founded and run by by the Stec Sisters. We specialize in producing interactive comics and novels based on All Ages of Geek media, as well as creating a fully open world Boys Love Universe called BLU Media. This universe is being built from various media forms, including readable media, games, and animations.
Our main series, I Married a Monster on a Hill, is a WEBTOON that tells the story of a retired knight who falls in love with a half-monster. We are also developing an in-production visual novel called I Married a Monster on a Hill: Dates, along with an upcoming Wattpad Exclusive set in the same Universe. At Stec Studio, our goal is to create content that gives people hope and light, and we hope our stories can provide joy and entertainment to all who experience them.