About D. E. Kinney:
D. E. Kinney is a bio-medical engineer, former Marine Corps officer, and aerospace engineer who worked on both the
B-2 & F-22 weapon systems. Mr. Kinney also created the first flight simulation facility designed for the general public, and he wrote / produced several video games, including Saber Ace and Luftwaffe Commander.
What inspires you to write?
I love to share my love of flight and technology with others. A blank piece of paper, for me, holds limitless possibilities for the creation of new worlds and tails of great adventure.
Tell us about your writing process.
I build a story in my mind including the technology available to the characters. Once done I get in and walk around, putting myself with the characters. I smell the place, look out on the landscape, touch things–stay there until it becomes real to me, and try to tell you about it in a way that flows. Witting books to me is much like the movement of a river. Sometimes it flows easy and wide-drifting casually. Sometimes it runs fast, twisting through treacherous, heart-pounding rapids–but always, always it flows towards a conclusion. I think a good book must take my readers to places they have never been–only dreamed…
What advice would you give other writers?
Write–write–write. You can only learn so much from others. Find your sound, your story, and stay true. Work to take what is clear and meaningful to you and share it. Be fearless my friend.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to publish myself because I wanted the book to be mine! After years of professional compromise, I wanted, right or wrong, to make the decisions. From the table of contents to the cover, I wanted creative control over the experience. There is a bit of immortality with writing a book. One carves out little pieces of his or her soul and hands it to the reader for inspection. The resulting admiration, or ridicule is all part of it, but at the end of the day I wanted the offering to be mine…
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think ebooks have changed everything. Some for the better and some for the worse. The better is more product, more dreams, more stories. The worse would have to be in the form of inconsistent or poor editing and polish which leads to a bit of a ‘buyer beware’ kind of mentality.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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