About Francis H Powell:
orn in 1961, in Reading, England Francis HPowell attended Art Schools, receiving a degree in painting and an MA in printmaking. In 1995, Powell moved to Austria, teaching English as a foreign language while pursuing his varied artistic interests adding music and writing. He currently lives in Paris, songwriting, doing concerts, writing both prose and poetry. Powell has published short stories in the magazine, “Rat Mort” and other works on the internet site "Multi-dimensions." His two published books are Flight of Destiny and Adventures of death, reincarnation and annihilation
What inspires you to write?
I like to write dark stories, with quirky characters. I have a basic need to express myself.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Rupert Thomson, Roald Dahl
Tell us about your writing process.
An idea starts to form in my head. I develop names of characters, think of when and where it takes place. Sometimes I write on scraps of paper or a little black book I have
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not exactly. I try to form an image in my mind, to picture them. If they are an evil character, I try to imagine the most terrible things they might do.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep at it. Maybe start by short stories. Develop your unique style.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I sent all the information required in an e mail, with some samples, my biography, synopsis etc.
I researched different independent companies.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Maybe some kind of new technical invention will evolve.
What genres do you write?: Horror, Science Fiction, humour
What formats are your books in?: Print
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