About Bailey Ordiway:
Dropping out of high school at 16 and getting his GED and attending college at 17, Bailey has always had an avid interest in writing from a young age, writing many stories for papers and school magazines. He grew up mainly around Michigan, eventually settling in the Upper Peninsula. He began writing his first novel "Blackout" right after dropping out of high school and continued writing it while attending college. It was released at the end of his first semester, 2 days before his 18th birthday. Bailey left college to peruse a career in the military and was unfortunately medically discharged shortly afterwords. Bailey continues to write books, but, has since started an entertainment review blog that has gained a following. He now lives in South Dakota where he is building a life.
What inspires you to write?
Anything and everything. I can be driving down the road with my wife, staring out at the hills and an idea will pop in my head.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have a difficult time focusing and write a HUGE outline. Before my books are even started I have an entire binder filled with book outlines, chapter outlines, and even character outlines.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I like to make them have arguments, even if it never gets in the book it makes you get to know the characters better.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write! Stop thinking, sit in your chair, and write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self publish. I had offers from bigger publishers,but, all wanted a good amount of control over my books. I don't care if I get rich from writing, I just want my vision to be purely mine. I get that with self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books will never die, but, we are definitely evolving into e-books.
What genres do you write?: Dystopian, Military
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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