About Bruce Miles:
Bruce Miles writes action-adventure novels that reflects life with a touch of danger and excitement. He has enjoyed a varied career in broadcast television, education, and governmental training, all of which bring an added depth to his stories placing one foot in reality and the other in escapism for the readers' enjoyment. His favorite outdoor activities often show up as plot elements that readers can relate to or be inspired to try.
What inspires you to write?
I love to share adventures with readers as well as to give readers something to think about or go outside and try something new.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Lee Child, Terry Prachett, Dean Koonz, Peter David
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to have a story idea and characters partially developed, then as the plot proceeds I can flesh out the characters and drive the plot based on where the adventure goes and how the characters react. Lots of rewrites as I feel the story drives itself once the foundation is set.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to characters as they drive their development as they grow or regress along the way. I talk to actual persons then merge them with characters and see what the characters think about the action involved.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't give up and be true to passion. If writing is your calling you can't ignore it so stick with it. I have received some less than positive reviews but I know that is part of putting yourself out there; and the good reviews and comments will keep you going.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
In the early days I got rejection letters saying, "If your protagonist was a doctor or lawyer we could…". But my protagonists were journalists or reporters or average people who would not be in that situation if they were a doc or a lawyer, so I never understood the publisher's point of view. So when self-publishing became more than vanity publishing I found a new outlet to use.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing will continue in varied forms and embrace the technology that is available. Readers want stories to educate them or amuse them so books will always be with us.
What genres do you write?: action-adventure, mystery
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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