About G. Randolph Miller:
I live in the Indianapolis metropolitan area with my wife and son. I enjoy spending time with his family, writing stories, watching good movies, vintage muscle cars, professional football, the Indy 500, visiting the U.S. national parks and monuments and listening to music from the 60’s and 70’s.
The Triple Six is my first novella.
What inspires you to write?
I love to tell stories about crimes and the criminals who commit them. I’ve always found it to be a challenge to write characters that are unlawful yet you still want to root for them. I find imperfect heros more interesting than polished, neatly packaged ones so that’s what I like to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to edit as I go. I know many consider this counterproductive and time consuming but it’s my process. I generally have a brief outline of my story in my head, then slowly patch it together adding and subtracting things as I go. Sometimes it works and sometimes is doesn’t and I either scrap the idea or take it in another direction. I also like to bounce ideas to my wife and hear her thoughts. She’s a great sounding board who’s literally read hundreds of books so I trust her opinion and literary savvy.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
For me it’s about fitting the characters together like pieces of a Tetris game and that means doing both at times. In general, I usually like to talk to my characters and if it works, it works. Listening for me comes into play when it isn’t working. What are my characters saying? Listen and make the necessary change or changes to keep the rhythm of the story flowing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Simply put, know your ending before you start. Finishing a story comes so much easier when you know your destination.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I never once considered going the old fashioned route of getting published through a traditional publisher. It is way too time consuming and not even guaranteed. Self publishing guarantees my story is published and saves me about two years of fighting and scratching for the potential of getting paid a pittance. Life is too short for that and I have more stories to tell.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that more and more the authors of tomorrow, the ones you’ll find on the shelves of Barnes and Noble will be discovered through self-published avenues. Most notably they will be discovered from the digital world of ebooks.
What genres do you write?: Crime Fiction,
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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