About Matt Minor:
Matt Minor presently serves as a Chief of Staff in the Texas House of Representatives. He has worked as a political campaign manager and is a well-regarded public speaker. Matt has authored official state publications, oversees syndicated editorials, is a speechwriter and district radio legislative commentator.
Prior to his life in state politics Matt was a professional musician and entertainer; his numerous recordings receiving wide critical praise. Matt practices numerous other arts including the craft of poetry; an interest that has brought academic recognition.
Matt Minor lives with his wife Stacy on their ranch property in Wharton County, Texas. He maintains an apartment in Austin.
What inspires you to write?
Injustice; the tragic passage of time; the futility of everything; regret; and love against the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with an idea and a protagonist. No outline. I have an idea on how to begin, the climax, and how to end. For the Representative I thought of a phrase or epigram: If the nature of art is a search for truth, then the nature pf politics is the concealment of it. Out of that I created the protagonist. Everything else just gradually fell into place.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
After creating their background I then have a template for how they will act or react in a given situation. Then I put myself in their shoes and go from there, with the understanding that some people are prone to impulse. It would be a lie to say that I don’t take the Method Actors perspective when in the midst of a book. I don’t recommend it, however, as it is very unhealthy.
What advice would you give other writers?
Every writer has a different process. What works for one will not necessarily work for another. Figure out what works for you and don’t worry if it doesn’t fit others.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self – publish the Representative after being told by several editors that my book was not cookie cutter enough; and after several agents told me to disregard that, put it out and see what happens.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I worry about it because people are getting so LCD. I know recent college grads who know virtually nothing about books and literature.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Political suspense; romance; mystery
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
Link To Matt Minor Page On Amazon
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