About Joseph Del Castillo:
My primary interest in writing started when I enrolled in a class in Adventures in Literature. My Berkeley college professor introduced me to writers who wrote with a purpose in mind and with an underlying message to tell. In my books an underlying theme may be: Is man the most dangerous animal or is experimenting with the genetic make-up of a human being the right thing to do? For every action there is a consequence and although my stories convey this, I find it necessary to entertain and educate the readers who read my material.
What inspires you to write?
My college professor inspired me to write using imagery and when I read Jack London’s books I was inspired to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write for about three or four hours a day and usually in the morning. For the rest of the day I think about what direction I am going to take in my story and the interaction between characters. I always keep in mind that a reader must be tempted into reading the next page of my story and to never bore a reader with useless written dialogue. In my opinion if I can take a person on a roller coaster ride while they read my book and never let them off until the ride ends, then I have accomplished my aim.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I talk out loud to each one of them individually.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t burn yourself out. Write a little at a time and don’t stop until you finish the book. The idle time in between the writing will give you the ideas to proceed into the next day’s writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had wrote several screenplays throughout the years and failed to sell one, so I decided to try to get published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is great as long as the reviews on your books are honest and are written by the people who were not paid to lie about your book. It is important that a writer not get scammed into having to dish out thousands of his or her dollars by companies who are only interested in making a profit off an author. Yes, writers like to write but they also like to eat too.
What genres do you write?: action and adventure, sci-fi, horror, religion
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print
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