I have long been a science fiction fan. Although I have spent a number of decades writing about scientific matters, this novella, two years in the writing, is my first work of fiction. I am a graduate of MIT (Physics), Columbia University (Law) and Rutgers University (Mathematics and Biology). I spent much of my career at Bell Telephone Laboratories, helping researchers patent their inventions. Non-professional activities included intercollegiate debating at MIT and later, Judo and fencing.
What inspires you to write?
There is a joy in creating characters, surmising how they would interact and seeing how they would deal with problems that they encounter.
Tell us about your writing process.
The story began with exercises in creative writing classes. As the story unfolded, the characters interacted and dealt with a succession of problems which increasingly revealed the nature of the characters and the depth of some problems which our world faces.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, but on occasion I have cried for them.
What advice would you give other writers?
At this stage of my career I would not presume to advise other writers. I would say that if you wish to write, this may be one of the best times in history to do so. No longer can gatekeepers keep writers from publication. If you can write and type, you can publish and find your audience. Some audiences are bigger than others, but that’s life.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My father wanted to be a writer and tried to get published under the old gatekeeper regime. I saw firsthand the arbitrary control they had over writers and did not even consider creative writing until Amazon introduced low-cost self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
My personal view is that free or low cost ebooks will dominate the market. The availability of low-cost, self-publication will stimulate a flood of previously suppressed creative writing, some good and some bad, with readers having a greater role in defining which is which. Great ! That’s the way it should be.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Thriller, Science Fiction, Action&Adventure
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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