This madman was a normal, mild mannered midwesterner until he achieved his lifelong dream of being a full-time writer in the summer of 2011. When one of his stories, "The Herald of Autumn," was nominated for a Nebula Award, he immediately went mad with a miniscule, insignificant amount of power.
Soon he was declaring himself to be "exempt from all clothing-related laws of men," and performing rituals designed to appease lost gods. Besides science fiction, fantasy, and horror, he is best known for implementing schemes, plots, and ploys.
The horrific events of September 15 have never been tied to Mr. Guillen in any way, and no allegations have ever been proven true.
What inspires you to write?
One day, after exploring the obsidian pyramid that lay hidden in the ice fields of Antarctica, my mind was infected with sentient serpents that lived between the worlds. Since that day, they constantly demand that I produce new works of fiction to entertain them. It is only this activity that distracts them from devouring the innocent and ruling our world and a epoch of blood and despair.
Tell us about your writing process.
Each day, after scribing the 1001 sigils of Amun-Dur upon my flesh, I retired to my Scritorium where I intended to buy my many nubile servants. They feed me grapes and bring me glasses of the finest wine as I write. Every fifteen minutes I stopped writing so they can read what I have done and applaud my genius.
Also, as time goes on, I prefer outlines.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Each character that I write about is an actual being that dwells in a different plane of existence. Through many hours of great sacrifice and sifting through poems of forbidden lore, I have come upon these creatures True names. Now, during interactive automatic writing, I imbibe hallucinogenic plants and lapse into visions of their exploits. These are what become my works.
What advice would you give other writers?
There is nothing more important than quality when it comes to your writing. I suggest never settling for less than scribing in the blood of your foes. In this way, your work takes on a vitality and can be appreciated for subtle nuances that other writers simply do not possess.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After being turned down by publishing companies for "being completely insane" and "never wearing clothes", I finally decided to go my own way. I find that being an indie publisher leaves me time for the little things in life, such as spending hours in complex study contemplating equations that describe the cataclysm that will ultimately slaughter all life on earth.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Soon, The OBSIDIAN CONUNDRUM shall come to fruition. All who have stood before me will quail at the MIGHT of my works!!
Also, I think that indie publishers will take over the world. Especially one of them in particular.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Cyberpunk Technothriller, Steampunk horror,
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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