About Bobby Nash:
An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies including IDW Publishing, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Productions, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Avatar Press, Fight Card Books, Radio Archives, BEN Books, and more. A comprehensive list of Bobby’s published titles and upcoming releases can be found at on his website.
Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.
What inspires you to write?
I love telling stories. I am constantly working up plots and scenes in my head. If I were not writing, those ideas would still keep coming so I do what I can to mold those ideas and get them out to the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
There’s nothing special about my writing process, really. It’s simple. I plant my butt in the chair and start writing. I don’t outline because it just doesn’t work for me. I do make notes, but for the most part, the story is in my head and I start writing. By not having a strict outline, I can follow my characters where they lead me. It’s made for some interesting twists.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Always. Character is key. I follow them and see where they will take me. Not all characters handle situations the same way so knowing your characters will inform how they will act in any given situation. My characters and I have spent many an hour going back and forth on various plot points, which I never thought made me sound crazy until I typed it out. Ha! Ha!
What advice would you give other writers?
Ask yourself, “why do you write?” and set your writing goals accordingly. Do you write for fun? Great. Want to write as a career? That’s great too. Each of those goals requires a different path so once you know what you want to do, you can work on a plan to get there. If you want to write as a career, you have to treat it like a job. If you write strictly for fun, you can treat it like a hobby.
Just remember, there’s no right or wrong goal to have. You just need to know where you want your writing to take you so you make sure you’re on the right path to get there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
There are a lot of factors I considered. Does the publisher have good distribution? Do they market? What’s the publisher’s reputation? Do they pay? If so, how much and when? Are they easy to work with? These are all good questions I ask when approaching or am approached by a new publisher. Never be afraid to reach out to other writers who have experience with the publisher you are about to talk to and get insight.
I don’t self publish often, but there are a few novels that did not have homes so I decided to do them myself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The publishing industry seems to be in a constant state of flux. In this ever-changing business, I hope for good things. I would love to see the number of books purchased rise, whether print, ebook, or whatever the next big reading platform will be. I don’t know what it is, but I suspect there’s another shift in how people read coming.
As a writer and reader, I hope publishing is around for a long time to come.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: action, thriller, crime, mystery, sci fi, pulp, horror, supernatural, noir, detective, police, p.i., historical fiction, adventure,
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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