About Charles Stoll:
Charles Stoll was born on Long Island in 1956. He began to write seriously at sixteen as therapy when several friends died in a fire. In high school, he won a national award in writing (N.C.T.E.) and was granted a scholarship to Syracuse University. Charles was in the Honors Program and joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A favorite writing professor challenged him to write three books in three years to hone his writing skills. He accomplished that goal forty years later when life stopped interrupting.
“My pet peeves: books I feel that I’ve read before, that repeat the same ideas ad nauseum, that don’t answer questions they pose and that have characters that are blatantly good or bad. In my books, I try to place all the truths I have discovered in my own life. My characters have not only bodies, but minds and spirits and their own philosophy of life. The novels all offer fresh perspectives, insightful observations and a deeper message. My objective is to leave the reader with a deeper sense of the wonder and the mystery we call life.
What inspires you to write?
When I hear people put words together that create magic beyond the words.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing started at sixteen as therapy when several friends died in a fire, but now I write to inspire others.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Once I create my characters' personalities, they begin to write the book themselves.
What advice would you give other writers?
Take down notes on any idea that inspires you to see if it still inspires you when you read it later.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was originally publishing with a publishing company, but later found the same results in self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will continue in the direction it is now heading, so more authors can get in the public eye.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: sci/fi/fantasy, murder/suspense, action/adventure
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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