About Jason Andrews:
Jason Andrews lives and works in Plymouth, Devon. An avid reader of thriller fiction and published his first Domestic Noir adult novel: SORDIDA. Previously worked for 6yrs in the background on C4's "How Clean is Your House?", game reviewer and gaming journalist – now turning his hand to thriller fiction.
What inspires you to write?
I read a lot of thriller fiction and ideas come into my head. I then think about all the what-if moments which pave the way for characters and back stories. Growing up I read a lot of Stephen King, but with my own writing I like to be non traditional, a bit "out there", random and over the top whilst still keeping a good back story full of sinister undertones.
Tell us about your writing process.
I create a plan that comprises of a summary, then break it down into three sections of a story. With each section I imagine about 7 chapters each. I plan the content of each chapter separately by pen/paper before starting to type it out on my laptop.
I still find it tricky keeping tabs on every characters different communication styles, so I keep 1 page notes to remind myself what they look like, speak like, wear etc.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I imagine that my character is answering back at me; I visualise it in a way similar to a movie scene. I write out what I am seeing in my minds eye.
What advice would you give other writers?
Break it down into sections, be clear about the story without going too complex. Don't flush it with too many characters, and try to never give up. If something doesn't feel right to the point of starting over – then go back a few chapters and plan again. The achievement of completing a novel is rewarding.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first novel had great feedback in terms of the story from publishers, but due to the sexual content it was considered a marketing risk. I had been given advice to try Amazon (which I did) and to submit my non-sexual novel when it's complete in a traditional way for review.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The same way the movie industry has changed, you can have books on demand digitally and have more access to wider content. Publishing is slowly pushing its way into the hands of the author – except traditional publishers have better marketing methods and contacts. The industry is definitely changing, but my opinion is that publishers are sticking to trends without taking risks on authors who think outside of the box.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: thrillers, domestic-noir, contemporary
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Jason Andrews Page On Amazon
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