About Brian Anderson:
I am the founder of Plymouth Writers, a 200+ member writing community designed to coach and assist our members in development of their craft. I reside in the Detroit area, and have watched as the area has gone from boom to bust, and part way back again as the city struggles to regain it’s footing,
My fiction is based on people I have encountered throughout the many different places I have lived and the wide variety of jobs that I have held.
What inspires you to write?
I draw inspiration from the tremendous diversity of people that I interface with and the relationships that are created as we live and work together.
Tell us about your writing process.
Working from the characteristics of unique and interesting people that I encounter, I develop characters that build on these characteristics and then place them in intriguing situations to see what happens. I write humorous fiction, and I let the characters take the lead, playing on the humor between personal interactions.
I start with a rough outline for my novels, and then hope that the characters don’t stray too far from plan.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters are my story. They lead me, not the other way around. In order to have fully developed and believable characters, I must listen to them and give them the freedom to expand.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Even when it feels as if you’ve hit a barrier, get some words down on the page. It only takes a few words to inspire new thoughts, which can ignite a new creativity that can take you in directions never imagined.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The ease of self publishing and greater access to non-traditional marketing via the internet convinced me to pursue that path.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The main advantage of publishing through an established publisher is marketing, but the internet is changing the game for that, making it much easier for the independent author to reach a wide variety of readers through non-traditional paths. For that reason, I believe that self-publishing will continue to grow in market share.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Humor, Humorous Fiction, Urban Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Brian Anderson Home Page Link
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.