I’m a 59 year old, grey haired, pot-bellied grandfather impatiently waiting for retirement. My day job is testing environmental compliance software and much of my free time is spent
commuting to and from that day job. I started writing Visits about 3 years ago in order to check an item off my bucket list.
What inspires you to write?
Writing is something I’ve always wanted to do but never seemed to have time for. But over the years, various characters popped into my head so I had to let a few of them out.
Tell us about your writing process.
No real process; I usually start with a real rough outline that exists initially only in my head. Then, when I get around to actually writing the story, I type out the outline and have it open as I start working out the story. By the time I’m done, the initial outline looks nothing like the finished product.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I haven’t actually talked to one of my characters; at least not yet. But I try to think like the character may think as I’m putting the story together
What advice would you give other writers?
I’ve only written and self-published one book – Visits – so I’m hardly qualified to offer advice. But writing it was one of the most satisfying feelings I’ve ever had so I’d just say this: write it. Don’t put it off; just do it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went the indie route since I lacked the patience to start searching for an agent. I did query a few but after a few rejections, I went ahead and self-published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Hard to tell; it’s changing so fast.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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