About Chad Gayle:
Chad Gayle’s novel Let It Be is a family saga intimately connected to the music of The Beatles. He has written for literary journals, trade publications, and newspapers, and he taught English at several colleges and at Texas A&M University, where he earned his Masters in English.
What inspires you to write?
Writing is work, but I don’t need to be inspired to write. I’ve been writing fiction since I was six years old, and if I have the time and the means to write, I do so. It’s what I’m hard-wired for.
Tell us about your writing process.
Every writer is different, and some writers use a different process for each project. I’m in the second category; I don’t have a fixed process.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What a silly question this is. Yes, I wake up every morning and say good morning to my characters. Then we go jogging together.
What advice would you give other writers?
Quit now while you’re ahead.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The publishing landscape is changing at such a rapid pace that I think it would be unwise for anyone to give this sort of advice to a writer who is just starting out. There is no longer any one “way” to be published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It looks bleak. At the moment (2015), the very same thing that happened to musicians is now happening to writers. Fiction writers have particularly been hit with a kind of downward mobility that will affect the best and the worst writers alike and will hit them all in the same place (their bank accounts).
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Literary and commercial fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print