About David Cuff:
I'm David Cuff. I built a four-decade career in operations management and logistics, in the UK and then Western Australia, before reaching a point in my life where I wanted to do something completely different; so I wrote my first book, “The Last Noah”. In my earlier years, I read most of the works of the great Isaac Asimov, which gave me a lasting interest in sci-fi books with a superb plot, but which explore social science fiction issues as well. I now live in Leicestershire UK, and also compose classical-style music.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration to write "The Last Noah" came from my love of 'social' science fiction. As a younger person, I very much enjoyed reading most of the works of the great Isaac Asimov. I hope that you'll find my book to be written in a similar vein. I was also motivated by my desire to do something creative in my life which, hopefully, will bring enjoyment to many readers.
Tell us about your writing process.
To be honest, I am more seat-of-the pants than an outliner. I did prepare a few thoughts and concepts before I started writing, and developed them as I went along, but, in the main, the story line came into my head as I progressed. Writing the whole novel took me around three months.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I tried to empathise with them, and to "get inside their heads" as the development of their personalities and relationship progressed, to ensure that what I was writing was realistic and believable.
What advice would you give other writers?
The marketing is harder than the writing. Stick at it, it seems like a slow process.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After considerable research into the alternatives, I decided to self-publish. I published a kindle version first, then a paperback through Amazon. I decided that this would get my work onto the marketplace much more quickly than the 'traditional' route, giving me the fastest opportunity to see if the book has any chance of selling in any decent quantity.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
This seems to me to be a difficult thing to predict. The internet has transformed the whole market enormously, and it is still developing rapidly.
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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