About Matt Karpe:
I am 29 years old and a keen writer of fiction. ‘His Final Stand’ is my second eBook, the first being ‘Sophomore’- about a rock star who suffers from the pressures of fame and the downsides of the music industry.
I also write music reviews and perform band interviews for Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine and U.S. based website Hardrockhaven.net.
I am a huge music fan and record and CD collector, particularly the rock and heavy metal genres.
What inspires you to write?
I have ideas going around in my mind all the time for short stories and novels. eBooks are my current project, I have only released two so far but many more will follow and hopefully one day I will get some of my work published in print too.
Tell us about your writing process.
I make sure all my plans come first, written down on paper or computer- characters, descriptions, settings and locations, how each part the story will go (start, middle, end) and then away I write. There are always new ideas along the way so I am forever changing certain parts and then when reviewing the finished products, I edit edit edit until I am finally happy with the piece.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to what they say and how they act/come across.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up, I am nowhere near where I want to be as a writer so far. Keep working hard, keep dreaming and don’t fear refusal and negative feedback- it all helps to make you a better writer.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The KDP Amazon self publishing is a nice and easy way to get your work out there. It’s a fun little project and you do all the work yourself, you can create your own cover and choose all the copyright and prices etc When your eBook goes live and you see it on Amazon, it’s a nice feeling and you’ve got nothing to lose.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Print publishing is hard, eBooks are the way to go for a quick start, to get your name and work out there for people to see. If they like one of your books, they are more than likely going to come back for your next release.
What genres do you write?: Fiction, Music, Crime,
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Matt Karpe Home Page Link
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