David S Reynolds lives in Tucson Arizona with his lovely wife, a crazy dog, and a demanding cat.
He splits his time between teaching GED classes, taking photos, flying model airplanes, writing short stories, and riding his motorcycles around southern Arizona.
What inspires you to write?
I like exploring ideas through stories. Sometimes it’s a big idea like the meaning of life and other times it starts with a joke.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don’t really have one writing process. Sometimes a story comes to me in the middle of the night and I bang it out in a day. Some stories gestate for months or even years. Sometimes I write an outline and know what will happen next, and other times I am as surprised as the reader.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Sometimes I listen, sometimes I play god and tell them what to do and say. Sometimes I have an arc in mind for the character to follow and other times I let the character develop naturally. It’s rather chaotic in my head at times.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, write some more. Give it a break from time to time and then write again. And get others to read what you write. Honest people that will point out your mistakes so you can grow.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was following a discussion on self publishing on a motorcycle forum and somebody made the comment that it’s doing nothing on your hard drive so you might as well put it up on the internet and see what happens. I saw the logic in that statement and signed up for a publishing account on Amazon. Later I discovered Smashwords and I really like it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think paper books will have a place for a long time but their days are limited. It is just too convenient to take all my books with me on my Kindle when I go on vacation.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
short stories scienc fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print