What inspires you to write?
A nightmare inspired my book, The Immortal. Wanting to get the story out of my head, I began writing it down. It's become like a tree, with roots and branches, and now I'm trying to keep up with all the little stories that are blooming from it.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Neil Gaiman, Suzanne Collins, Diana Gabaldon
Tell us about your writing process.
I take a photo every day, which has been a great exercise in daily discipline. I approach writing the same way. Those daily disciplines really add up. Finally, I understand the morel behind the children's story about the rabbit and the tortoise. Talent won't get me to the finish line; disipline will.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, it feels more like a reality TV show, and I'm being all judgy about what my characters are doing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Somebody is not going to like your story. It's guaranteed because that's how the world works. But not being appreciated by every human on this planet shouldn't stop you from putting yourself out there. So tell your story the best way you can, and then hire an editor.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I didn't have the patients to wait years, hoping my book would get traditionally published, and I had the funds to self publish.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Talent and a great story don't make a book successful. You can write a masterpiece, but if no one knows who you are, it's not going to get read by many people. Publishing at the core is about selling, and traditional publishers will always have thousands of fists knocking at their door because selling is hard. I've moved my current writings to Kindle Vella. It's been the only profitable platform I've come across.
What genres do you write?: Contemporary fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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