About David J. VanBergen Jr.:
David J. VanBergen Jr. is a life-long science fiction and fantasy book fan. After reading those books for 30+ years, he jumped into being an author with both feet. His first fantasy book published on his 40th Birthday in 2013 and there are many more books on the horizon.
David has been inspired by some of the largest traditional science fiction and fantasy authors as well as some of the up and coming indie authors. His books are fast paced and easy reading for sci-fi & fantasy readers of all ages.
What inspires you to write?
I am an avid fantasy genre reader and I have been inspired by the success of other indie writers. Now that I have 2 books completed, I am inspired the the characters I have created who are begging for their story to continue. I have to keep them alive!
Tell us about your writing process.
The first step is to create detailed character profiles so I know each of the characters inside and out. I then create a basic plan for the book then start writing. The characters come alive while I write and essentially help me write the story. Many times I have written something only to realize that my character would never have done that so I have to go back and tell how it really happened.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I am a silent observer who watches what my characters do and record it for the world to see.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never stop learning. There are so many resources available that can help you become a better writer and all you have to do is read a book in many cases.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self published because it was the only option I could afford.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will be split between indie writers who publish many books at a lower price and traditional writers & publishers who publish far less often and charge higher prices. There is plenty of room for both.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print