About Michael Macleod:
Michael is a digital pioneer. He’s excited about the possibilities of emerging technologies. He studied Film and Media production and also specialized in English and Screenwriting at the University of Cape Town. He loves pumping his creative juices and solving the impossible. He is passionate about inspiring and motivating others to achieve their full potential and actively pursues his own self-growth in all areas of his life. Michael currently lives at the southern tip of Africa.
What inspires you to write?
People, music and beautiful scenery.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to flesh an idea out in my head until I can see it working nicely then I can start planning it on paper. I usually just use Word to jot down the outline, even Notepad sometimes. I try to get the first draft done as quickly as possible so I give myself a few days until my draft deadline and I HAVE to get it done by then. I then set another deadline for reading and tweaking and repeat until I’m satisfied with the product.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just do it. Write sh*t on the page if you have to in order to get the words out. You can always rewrite again and again.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to understand the process of self-publishing a book and I was excited to learn as much as I could about formatting, editing, publishing and marketing the eBook myself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think digital publishing is the way of the future. I was skeptical about reading eBooks at first but ever since I got my Kindle I absolutely love it. Having a whole library in my hand wherever I go is great and saves a lot of room when traveling 😛
What do you use?: Co-writer
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction, Humor, Self-help, Fantasy, Romcom,
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print