About Kevon Brown:
I was a huge reader as a child, as I got older into my early teens I really got into superheroes. Everything flipped a bit when I got into High school and started playing sports. I was a 2x State Champion, once in the 55 hurdles and another in the outdoor 200 meter dash. When I got to Rutgers University where I also became an All-American in the 55 hurdles, that’s when my love for reading and writing got back on track and I wrote my first book Hero-The Manipulated Perception at 20 years old. I was a sophomore at the time.
What inspires you to write?
I love the magic of the writing process. I love to play with words and string people up by their emotions. Being able to reach out and touch people through words is a huge reason why I write. It was words that changed the way I looked at everything, words that helped open my eyes and teach me about my surroundings. If I can do that for somebody else all while taking them on a wild emotional ride I’ve done my job. As a History major I will be the first to tell you we look back so that we can move forward more smoothly and have a fuller life. Fiction allowed me to live through other’s eyes and allows me to put people in a different perspective.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner/frolicker as I like to say. I outline what I think will be best but I honestly have no control over it. The characters control what is going to happen so I just follow their lead. But I like to have that structure so in the beginning so I’m thinking less about plot and more about the magical aspect of the writing. Its like I’m a kid on a playground frolicking!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I let them lead the way. I talk to them in the beginning when I’m organizing and trying to build structure into the story, but once the words start rolling out and they start speaking I go where they take me. Their intuition and the magic in the words are what I truly believe make the story great!
What advice would you give other writers?
I once saw a Stephen King interview and these words still stick with me; “In order to be a good writer, you have to read a lot and you have to write a lot.” As I continue down this road as a writer those words ring true. I do the best I can to transfer that discipline I had as an athlete into my writing, everyday I’m reading, everyday I’m learning, and if I’m not working on an outline for something I’m writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I like having creative control of my work so I went the self-published route. First I was with Xlibris and then I switched over to Amazon.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is a huge hunger for fiction out there in all genres! The internet has made it easy to get your work out there if your willing to put the work in. Everyone has a chance to carve their own lanes, everyone has a chance to show their art.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Sports, Romance, Coming of Age, Action, Adventure
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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