About Bryan Kelsey:
I spent my days teaching others to follow their dreams until finally one day I decided to follow my own. I quit my job as a teacher and set out on my own path to become a writer. Setting daily writing goals that have increased from a 1000 words a day to 5000, yikes! When I am telling stories I feel most alive. I am also a former rugby player and coach. I have overcome many obstacles in my life to get here, but the best views are after a hard climb anyway.
What inspires you to write?
I have never had trouble coming up with stories. For my entire life I have always felt like my imagination works in overdrive. Stories would pop into my head that were so vivid that they would make me cry. That is where my passion for screenplay writing began and eventually transitioned into all forms of writing. Simply put I am inspired by life and everything that goes along with it.
Tell us about your writing process.
My notepad is where the writing process begins for me. Just getting the basic concept written on paper helps a ton. Sometimes I get real detailed and end up with dozens of pieces of paper which I hang on the wall above my computer. After that I just dive right into my writing. Never be afraid to delete what you write either! Learned that quick! I have used several programs in the past, but I find that keeping it simple works best.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I feel like the characters become a part of my life. I don’t talk to them, but I watch their lives unfold within me. Like watching a movie, that’s what I see in my head.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never quit! If people say your stories are no good or writing sucks, well first off those people are wrong. Second use it as motivation. Don’t let anyone tear you down. This is your dream, hang on tight and never give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did some research and decided that I would try to do both. Sending out query letters is something I might always do, but at the same time I fully embraced the self-publishing route. I have to say I haven’t regretted if for a single second.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think anything can happen! I think now is the time for a writer to explore making a name for themselves. It is a ever changing landscape and it is happening really fast!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction, and soon Mystery.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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