About Malcolm Rockwood:
Just your average writer looking to change the world one reader at a time. I live in Seattle and I love it when it rains; nothing starts a good day of writing better than an overcast sky, a light rain, as well as a good cup of coffee.
The best thing about me? I have no ego. I think every writer should be the same. You put your heart and soul into your books and it’s hard not to get mad when someone doesn’t like it…and that’s ok. Not everybody is going to like me, my books, or my thoughts. I write because I have something to say and that’s alright with me.
What inspires you to write?
People live and learn. It’s a fundamental fact of life. Some of us learn harder lessons than others and this is what inspires me to write: to help people. I write about common, or not so common, things that people may not know but would like too. By reading about someone else’s mistakes or by reading about a topic you’ve never heard you learn the things you need long before you would make the mistake. It’s always a great thing for me when I get messaged on my Facebook account with a thank you.
Tell us about your writing process.
After the coffee and the hours of staring at a blank piece of paper I think about the things people may deal with on a daily basis. I imagine all the problems someone, or people in general, may have about situations that govern their daily lives. Then, if I don’t have actual knowledge of it myself, I do heavy research about that topic. Then I set myself down to the task of writing about the problem, how to solve the problem, and how to keep you from making the mistake that becomes a problem.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All of my characters are simple extensions of myself. It isn’t enough for me just to simply “talk to them”. I have to be them. I imagine myself in each situation from their point of view and I ask myself, “what would I do if I was this person?” and since I love writing about magic it’s always something amazing.
What advice would you give other writers?
DO NOT STOP WRITING!! Even if you have nothing to write about just open up a word processor or get a note pad (I have hundreds…probably) and just write. Most of it will be junk (probably) but when you get into the habit of writing then you can practice the art and, in the process, come up with some fantastic material.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Amazon Kindle, by far, has the biggest audience and make it easier to promote and get your books out there.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’ll all go digital, everything else is, and in time having physical books will be just a thing a few authors or readers will have. Most people would probably prefer to read a book from their phone while on the train/bus to work.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction/Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Malcolm Rockwood Page On Amazon
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.