About Douglas Wood:
Douglas Wood writes, creates and produces children’s television for Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, NBC, Amazon, BBC, Netflix and Apple. The PBS series, Molly of Denali, for which Wood was Story Editor received a Peabody award. Wood has also been a film executive for Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment as well as several major Hollywood studios. He began his career in entertainment as an actor in Chicago where he appeared at Steppenwolf and the Goodman Theatre. He was a member of the Second City National Touring Company and the Fine Line comedy duo, which appeared at the Comedy Store, The Improv and The Motown Revue with Smokey Robinson, an NBC series for which Wood was also a writer. He lives in Topanga Canyon in the Santa Monica mountains outside of L.A. with his wife and two cats. Ladies of the Canyon is his first novel.
What inspires you to write?
Oddly enough, movies. When I see a great one, I'm reminded of the power of narrative storytelling and am inspired to write.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Ian McEwan, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe.
Tell us about your writing process.
Since I worked as an actor for many years, I approach my writing via my characters, often speaking aloud as I write and improvising with myself. I write instinctively, or at least try to, without giving my critical left brain a chance to sabotage my work.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing is rewriting.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The traditional way. I got a copy of Guide to Literary Agents and after sending out 60 query letters I got a few positive responses. I signed with an agent who sent it out to all the major publishers where it got rejected. So it eventually got published by a smaller publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
To be honest, book publishing is a whole new world for me, one I learn about the more I explore the internet. Sites like yours really help authors sell their books when the publisher may have more important things to do.
What genres do you write?: Psychological thrillers
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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