About Ceidrik Heward:
I started my writing career with TV commercials and when I left the TV industry, I kept writing. I honed my skills by writing articles and features for magazines and newspapers from Britain, to the USA, Germany, UAE, Hong Kong as well as in New Zealand. I was lucky to have articles published in two inflight magazines, a particularly difficult market to break into.
My first novel took a few years to complete as it was a steep learning curve having to work out character development and weave it all into a story that made sense. I eventually re-wrote the manuscript and re-titled it before releasing it three years ago.
In the years that followed, I completed 17 screenplays and 28 books.
What inspires you to write?
When I was 21, I traveled to the other side of the planet alone to see the world. I had so many amazing experiences that i thought it would be good to write about it so it was my various experiences in foreign countries that inspired me to start writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely a seat of the pants writer. I never plan anything. I just sit at the keyboard and open my heart. This always allows the words to flow. Sometimes, I’m amazed at what appears on the page. I’m sure I have a spirit guide who directs me! Having said that, I constantly monitor what I’m writing and tend to edit as I go. Once I have finished a book/blog/article, I usually edit it to tighten it up and make it flow. I dislike waffle. I like to get to the point in everything I write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I develop characters, I try and visualize them as they go about the various activities i write them into. I have a very vivid imagination so it is easy for me to do this.
What advice would you give other writers?
I have learned that discipline is crucial. I put aside a minimum amount of time each day when I’m on a project. I also make sure I finish everything I start.Doing this also keeps me focused. I don’t set deadlines for novels, but I do for blogs and articles.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Only two of my books have been published by established publishing houses. All other books have been self published, mainly on Amazon. I have found pitching to publishers a demoralizing exercise as they take forever to get back to you (usually with a ‘no thanks’)
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I personally like to hold a hard copy book and turn the paper pages, but I think all books will be electronic in the future, especially when they work out a way to make batteries that never need to be re-charged. They will probably come up with some device where the story appears on thin electronic pages that can be physically turned like paper pages.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I write in a variety of genres: travel, children’s, self help, adult fiction, young adult fiction,
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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