About J Drew Brumbaugh:
J Drew Brumbaugh lives in northeast Ohio where he spends his time writing sci-fi, fantasy and suspense novels, teaching and training at the karate dojo he and his wife founded, building a Japanese garden in his back yard, and taking walks in the woods with his wife. He has four novels in print, a collection of short stories, and a co-authored children’s book. He continues to work on his next book and seems to always have several stories in various stages of completion.
What inspires you to write?
I have always wanted to tell stories, when I was much younger I would get my siblings to hang around and listen. Later, when I couldn’t get them to sit still long enough to listen I began writing the stories down.
Tell us about your writing process.
Generally I begin with a very loose plot idea, maybe only a beginning and a target ending. I start adding characters, try to understand them and what makes them unique and sort of let the story develop as I go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
While my characters do generally tell me things about them, I haven’t yet been caught talking out loud to them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, every day if possible. Get beta readers who are not just going to tell you how great you are and take their advice seriously.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After a number of agents, a single traditional sale and more grief than I expected I decided to self-publish. Best decision ever.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The publishing industry is in a state of change and it is hard to predict where it will go.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: suspense, scifi, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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