About M. W. Tyrrell:
M.W. Tyrrell was born in Spencer, Iowa, and has spent the majority of his career in banking and finance. A lover of history and flying, he is a perennial student pilot with hopes of one day getting his ticket punched and flying coast to coast.
What inspires you to write?
I think everybody has a story somewhere inside them. The difference between writers and everybody else is that writers make the effort to write theirs down.
I find inspiration in reading an old book and hoping that someday way down the road, someone else will pick up an old book, and it will be mine.
Tell us about your writing process.
I think my process may be a bit archaic, but it works for me. Armed with a fountain pen and legal pads, I’ll write the story out with characters and events generally in place. I then type the story and further develop the story as I go. With the basic story written, I can go back and take things in a completely different direction if I don’t like how I’ve arrived at a certain point.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
As the creator of my characters, I both talk and listen to the characters…quite often I AM the character.
What advice would you give other writers?
To anyone who is thinking about writing, I would simply say do it, go for it. It’s easy to put off, and if you don’t start now, you never will.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self-publish because I simply want control. Perhaps I may not reach as many readers because I don’t have a publisher cheering for me, but actually having a publisher is not a given, and actually getting one is a long road, one I didn’t care to follow.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have a ten volume edition of a history of WWI published in 1921. While opening one of the books, I came across an old newspaper clipping from the ’20 that mentioned the previous owner of this book. This was a connection to the past that you’ll never get with an ebook.
As much as I like ebooks, bound books aren’t going anywhere any time soon.
What genres do you write?: History, fiction, drama, action
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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