After graduating from the University of Utah in Electrical Engineering, Brent worked as a Product Engineer for National Semiconductor and Fairchild Electronics. Finding D-RAMs to be a D-rag, Brent bounced around from job to job including real estate sales, pager programming, limo company owner, and investment brokering.
He never stopped writing though, and is currently working on his second great American novel.
What inspires you to write?
There is something extremely gratifying about putting a sentence together just exactly right. Unfortunately, it is also very frustrating when the words just seem to grind and clash.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a little OCD about writing and am either pounding out pages or forsaking it entirely. When struggling with a line I will repeat it over and over and over in my head. Then, after banging around in there for about a thousand times it will come back with a single word or phrase changed and the light will go on.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I really try to get into the mindset of my characters and feel the pain or joy they are experiencing. Often when writing about the villain it leaves me felling a little despondent.
What advice would you give other writers?
Develop a thick skin and get used to rejection. Not everyone will love your book and some will hate it. Listen to criticism and if it has merit, make the changes necessary to improve your writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I dropped in on a lot of online forums and read what other authors are doing. I have always been shy about participating but there is valuable information out there that should be considered.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There will always be a demand for printed books but e-publishing will continue to make inroads.
What genres do you write?
Suspense, thriller, humor
What formats are your books in?
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