He primarily writes novels that are steeped in crime with a psychological twist, but has a naughty sense of humour that can sneak its way into his work, so much so that his third of four releases, Extremely England is a hilarious, satirical comedy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Books by Jams N. Roses are rude, crude and brutally honest. They’ll take you back to your misspent youth, and leave you wiping your brow for having survived it. These books are not family-friendly, Christian stories. If you are easily offended, won’t acknowledge that drug or alcohol abuse exists, are disgusted that sex is more than just a tool for procreation, or can’t stand to read the occasional swear word, then save your blushes and don’t read these books.
However, if you want to read about people living life on the edge, then you’ve come to the right place.
What inspires you to write?
Life to me, isn’t full of quite enough opportunity. And by that, I mean, some days I want to be hero, other days a lover, sometimes I even want to be big and storng and smart and witty, but it’s never going to happen! So I write, because I can be whoever I want to be, become who I want to become through my characters.
Tell us about your writing process.
All my writing is emotion based. Be it anger at certain situations, or sheer love of something that I then feel I have to write about. The inital spark for a story can be in my head for a week or a year before I actually start writing the book, but they’ll be notes of character development and plot structure in place before I begin the first chapter.
So for me, I very much organise things in my head, as best I can, before typing the first sentence. Characters are usually heavily influenced by people I know or have read about, so the real work is placing them into an entertaining plot.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Every one of them.
When I am writing, I often become the character, or at least place myself in the situation with that character. I’ve laughed and cried with my cast as I write – I hope the emotion I have felt when writing, is felt by the reader when the book is finally in their hands.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just start writing. Once you get an idea, and you’ve thoght it through, just start writing. Thinking that you’re not good enough or you haven’t got the time won’t help, so just do it.
You’ll be surprised how good you are, and with a good editor and the willingness to listen to advice, you’ll end up with a project your more then happy with.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went with Amazon KDP. A big reason is that Amazon is the biggest fish in the pond, and to be affiliated with them is no bad thing. The availability of my work, because of Amazon, has been instrumental to my book sales. I am now in the process of ‘weaning’ yself off the KDP Select program, meaning I won’t be exclusive with Amazon, and hope to find more readers that way, this is something I feel I can afford to do, because of the exposure Amazon initally gave me. I want to be available on Nook, Smashwords, etc. as soon as possible.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future is bright. Why wouldn’t it be?
With a growing population, and easier access to books/ebooks, the future is bright for writers, and therefore great for readers, too.
The opportunities for indies, like myself, have given readers more choice than ever before, so there really will be an author that suits the preferences of anybody who takes the time to look.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Thriller, Psychological thriller, crime, true crime, satirical, drama, tradegy,
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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