About Danny Tuttle:
Danny Tuttle, author of The Prophet Paradox, is a retired chemical engineer and college physics teacher, an enthusiastic amateur researcher of ancient manuscripts, and an Air Force and Coast Guard veteran.
He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles, California, works from his home, occasionally wears pants, and travels daily, via the internet machine, to such places as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas in Mogao, the Antarctic Icecube Neutrino Observatory, Hobbiton village in New Zealand, and the distant galaxies of the Hubble Deep Field.
What inspires you to write?
Science, history, emotion, love, hate, truth, and lies. And everything else.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Goerge R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis
Tell us about your writing process.
Write a line or a paragraph, maybe a page. Wait an hour or a day. Read it. Change almost all of it. Look up 35 things on the internet to verify. Repeat many times.
I both outline and write by seat-of-the-pants. I outline, but the story always goes in 15 unexpected directions. I character sketch, but the final version of a a character is never even close to the original.
I use plain text to outline.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
It never occurred to me to talk to or listen to my characters. It's an interesting idea. Maybe I should try it.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing has never been easier. You can look up and quickly learn almost anything on the internet. This was not always so. Way back in the day, we had to drive to libraries to verify ideas, and we were lucky to find a book that addressed what we wanted.
And you can publish for free these days. Yay!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It's now easy to self-publish an eBook.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Everything is easier, except getting noticed. Writing is easier, publishing is easier. But there're so many books being published so quickly today that getting noticed is getting harder and harder. Do not worry about your book being pirated, worry about your book dying in obscurity.
What genres do you write?: Science, Action, Adventure, Contemporary Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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