About David Scott Meyers:
David Scott Meyers grew up in a south suburb of Chicago. David found an early interest in films, acting, reading, and writing. He would also escape into books at home, not putting them down without being told to. In college, David’s first attempt at writing a large screenplay, titled “Jack Of All Trades”, was never completed, but he soon moved on to begin writing another one, “The Icing On The Cake”, and that seemed to flow slightly easier than his initial screenplay. “The Icing On The Cake”, which was turned into an independent film, “The Icing”, came out on independent DVD in April 2014. David served as screenwriter, actor (prison guard), script supervisor, and casting coordinator for the film. “The Contractor” is his first novel (released February 2018), and it’s the first in a trilogy (The Fellowship Series). He released it under his own publishing label, Fin Scott Publishing. His second novel in the series, “The Sheriff” was released in February 2020. He is currently working on the upcoming third and final novel in the series, “The Pastor”, and a novel adaptation series of The Icing On The Cake. He is married with 3 children and still resides in Illinois.
What inspires you to write?
I get inspiration through life. I try to absorb things everywhere I go. I wrote my first fiction novel series based on an area in Tennessee where my wife grew up. I could be driving to work and see something out in nature that brings a story to my mind.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I am mainly a writer of mystery and suspense novels, so I go back to the classics for my favorites. I love Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Erle Stanley Gardner.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have an eclectic style of writing. I don’t typically start at the beginning of a book and write through to the end. I usually have a main idea, and thoughts bounce through my brain at random times. I will typically write chapters fully out of order, and then piece them together like a puzzle as I go. It helps me to get ideas down and not lose them forever.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I started out writing screenplays, so I typically write heavily dialogued. I listen to AND talk through my characters. I need my wife to bring me back down to Earth, telling me where I need more narrative and descriptive text.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write from your heart. Write what you love. Write what you would like to read. Don’t conform to what you think others want to read. The words will just flow onto the page.
Don’t think that you have to write in a cookie-cutter style either. Write in the way that works best for you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did a lot of research on the pros and cons of standard publishing vs. self-publishing. It seemed like a longer, harder road to just get published with the standard route. Ultimately, self-publishing allowed me to get out exactly what I wanted to say, when I wanted to say it. I have complete control over my words, and that is so important to me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing is definitely on the rise, and I hope that self-publishers start to get recognized more for their work.
What genres do you write?: Mystery, Suspense, Children’s Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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