About John L. Clemmer:
John L. Clemmer currently resides in Smyrna, Georgia, with his wife Lisa, his dog Kylie, and two cats, Remy and Samantha. A lifetime lover of Science and Science Fiction, he was inspired to write this novel after learning of the death of Iain M. Banks, one of his favorite SciFi authors.
Mr. Clemmer has a BFA from The University of Georgia, and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He works for IBM as a consultant for Cloud Identity Services.
What inspires you to write?
Reading Science Fiction is a tremendous inspiration for me. A really compelling story stirs up worlds of my own.
I love science in general, especially physics, evolution, cosmology, quantum theory, and psychology. These are powerful elements in my inspiration.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’ve done a lot of technical writing. The Way of the Dhin is my first novel. I would get up every morning and just write. When I came across something I didn’t “know” about the world of my novel, I would stop, think about it, brainstorm, and jot down notes. Then I’d refine the concepts and details. I’d begin writing again, incorporating those details into the work. I wrote the first draft entirely in Google Docs, then switched to Microsoft Word for editing, formatting, etc.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’d hear the conversations between the characters and transcribe what they were saying.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just do it! Write. Don’t read about writing, dig in and get it down. There’s a time to tell the story, and that time is now, not later.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I read on Kindle about 90% of the time. I’ve been interested in self-publishing from the start.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The Internet has provided creative destruction. The old ways are dying. Welcome to the new world.
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction, Technical Writing.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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