About Jeff Fuell:
Jeff Fuell was born in Dallas, TX and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He first began to feel the desire to write when he was a teenager and started writing short stories. He is also an actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild/America Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and has been busy throughout the years involved with numerous theatrical productions, commercials, print work, independent films and industrial films. Besides writing and drama, his interests also include music, fitness, and, of course, reading and collecting books. His books include The Perfect Woman, Across Time, Earth Angel, WAR – Horseman of the Apocalypse (Love Blooms Eternal), Beethoven’s Immortal, The Goatman, Transference, TITAN: From Earth’s Past A Hero Rises – Adventures of an Olympian (first book in a series), IMMACULATE: The Second Coming Of The Christ and The Empath, the Warrior & the Wind Rider. His writing spans genres such as science-fiction, time travel, adventure, romance, humor, theology, paranormal and young adult/coming of age. Two of his previously published works are the short story “Birds,” published in The Armchair Aesthete Issue 7, and the poem “A Dark Place,” published in the collection The Colors of Life. He is currently at work on another project which involves “The Once and Future King.”
What inspires you to write?
Probably like most writers whenever I had an idea for a new story I am anxious as to what will happen with it. Even though the idea itself may be very well thought out there is also the joy of discovering new things that will add to it, the details and the twists and turns that might pop into my head while writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a bit of both. While the idea is pretty much formed in my head I do not write outlines or chapter outlines. I believe that if you plan out everything out beforehand it leaves little to no room for your imagination to stretch, to think of things that you might not have thought of before.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Whatever I write I hear. Besides being an author I am also an actor, so I believe it is natural to not only be able to fully imagine and see what I am writing but to also hear my characters speaking.
What advice would you give other writers?
My best advice for writers is to always write, and by that I mean write for yourself. Pleasing yourself comes first. If you are not happy with what you are writing then a reader certainly will not be. Also, read. Read as much as you can whenever you can. Learn and absorb.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first six books were through a publisher and I was not very satisfied with the lack of sales I was seeing. So, I decided to start self-publishing so that I could have more of a hands on involvement at all times. My advice to authors is that unless you are with a major publishing house like Random House and have machine behind you, you are better off self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am old-fashioned so I still like a good paperback or hardback. I think the future of publishing will see more and more of electronic media and less paper. Sad but true.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Fiction, science-fiction, time travel, romance, action, thriller, suspense, humor, paparnormal, theology, fantasy, young adult
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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