About Jeremiah Hope:
I was born and raised in the UK and gained a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. I hold numerous patents and have a career in technical management in high-tech industry. I began writing as another creative outlet after becoming ‘blocked’ as a sculptor and portraitist.
The pen name 'Jeremiah Hope' reflects my innate optimism for the future and confidence in the human will to survive and thrive, rather against the trend of the modern world. This in part, explains the non-dystopian, but certainly not utopian future world that forms the background to my books.
What inspires you to write?
I need a creative outlet and I love words, word games and creating mental pictures. I have always told myself stories and imagined different worlds.
Tell us about your writing process.
Pretty much an outliner: post-it notes and big sheets of paper covered in coloured arrows making the plot links. Then I dive in to create each scene. I think in terms of pictures and scenes, like a movie. I try and imagine the whole space, it is small things that make you remember a place or an event.
I hope that the characters are consistent in their behaviour and the plot reflects their responses correctly. I only have very rough character traits or physical descriptions for the characters at the start.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them. I try out the dialogue and attempt to make it more fluid – the spoken word is so different from the written.
What advice would you give other writers?
I think at this stage it would be presumptuous of me to give advice – my ears are open and my mouth firmly shut.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because of the good experience a friend has had with his series of novels. I also have a full-time career to hold down so it gives me a little more flexibility to control my schedule. I would only suggest that everyone has different needs and wants from their writing and publishing ambitions and only you can decide what works for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing will get stronger. It will allow greater diversity of product and the reading public will seek out what they want, rather than what they are allowed to have by fashions within the publishing industry.
What genres do you write?: action/adventure/thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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