Erik Hofstatter is a dark fiction writer, who dwells in a beauteous and serenading Garden of England, where he can be frequently encountered consuming reckless amounts of mead and tyrannizing local peasantry. At a young age, he built a Viking ship and journeyed myriad sea miles away from native land in search of plunder and pillage.
His work appeared in various magazines and anthologies around the world such as Schlock, Inner Sins, Sanitarium and Psychopomp.
Moribund Tales, his first collection of short dark fiction was published by Creativia and debuted at #6 on Amazon’s bestsellers list in Horror Anthologies.
What inspires you to write?
I always enjoyed people watching during my travels, observing what they do and how they react in certain situations as well as listening to their life stories. This in turn inspired me to transcribe these observations onto paper, mixing their confessions with fictional twists.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to be organised and have everything ready before I start writing. This means I outline my plot first, then develop characters, setting etc. I keep it spartan and only use a memorandum for all my notes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I mainly listen to my characters and try to envisage the struggles/emotions they are experiencing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Perseverance is the key.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The journey to getting my first collection of short dark fiction published was rather frustrating. The collection was too short for most publishers. After a long struggle, I decided to self-publish it through Amazon. The collection did reasonably well, climbing to #6 on the bestsellers list in horror anthologies. After 3 months of its release, it was finally picked up by Creativia.
Self-publishing is incredibly time consuming so I would definitely recommend traditional publishing as you will have the luxury of focusing on your writing whilst they handle everything else.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’m not a huge fan of digital publishing and all this Kindle malarkey. It might be a way forward but I’m old fashioned and prefer to hold an actual book in my hands. I just hope one day physical books won’t disappear from the market all together.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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