About Jacob Whitfield:
I was born and raised in the South. Spending most of my life under the heat of the sun, made me long for a place that was far away and cold. Without the funds, I could not travel as I wished, so I used my imagination to take me wherever I wanted to go. When I’m not occupied with my writing, I take to my blog to distribute writing advice.
What inspires you to write?
The ever changing, ever evolving world full of bright minds is what makes me write. New writers are coming to, plots are more complex and enamoring and intricate.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m an outliner, for for sure! Before I write anything, there must be an outline. It gives me a sort of concrete detail of where the story and going to go. Most of the time, what I include in the outline does not make it into the book, because I’m always changing my mind about something, but it keeps me organized and prepared.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. I listen and talk to them. Sometimes they never shut up. To me, they’re personal and so close to my conscious that when I’m writing I can’t ignore what they would do or think or say. They’re too vivid and real and close to my heart for me to just shut them out.
What advice would you give other writers?
Two words: START NOW! Don’t wait for that “perfect” name or “perfect” dialogue. Just write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to publish with a rather small but known publisher called Forever More Publishing, run by the fantastic and wonderful Marisa Chenery. It’s for e-books, which is fun, because they’re simple and don’t cost much at all. I’ve really enjoyed myself with them. And for writers that are looking for a publishing house, and you believe that you have a promising story and plot, then I would encourage you to submit to Forever More Publishing. No agent is needed!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it is growing even faster than it was before, and will continue to do so. People are opting for self-publishing, which is great as well. You get an ISBN, and you get your book out there quickly. Whether digital or print, books aren’t going anywhere!
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: General fiction, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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