I’m currently on a literary quest. I’ve promised my wife a Million Word Promise. To fulfill it, I’ve writing a 30 volume adventure series of Science Fiction Adventures. If you met her, you know why I’m doing it. She’s the best part of my life.
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What inspires you to write?
There is no version of me that doesn’t tell stories. Mostly I write from frustration. Nothing makes me more productive than seeing a book, movie, or TV show miss an opportunity. I challenge myself to do it better, to make the story over.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process has evolved several times. The core, which has remained consistent is that I am never afraid to shelve a story. Some plots make it back in later works, with better character choices. Some characters make it back in later works, with better plot choices. I fail and fail and fail (privately) and succeed and succeed and succeed publicly as a result.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
It’s like herding cats. The hijack my plots and take over my stories.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t isolate yourselves. Find other writers. Find Beta readers. Connect with your audience. Writing has never been less solitary than it is now. Get out there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I publish were I have the opportunity. I’ve been in magazines and in small press books. While I run a Small Press, I get published by others to prove that my work gets out in public due to merit and not because I am the boss.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think Small Press is the future. I don’t expect Traditional Press to go away any time soon. I don’t think self-pub is ever going to go away. What Small Press offers is a combination of individual attention for the writers and curation for the readers.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
SF&F, Horror, Police Procedurals
What formats are your books in?
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